European Parliament starts animal transport inquiry after reported welfare breaches

Friday, June 26, 2020
The Dairy Site

The European Parliament will establish a 12-month inquiry committee investigating enforcement failures in animal transport.

MEPs decided to set up an inquiry committee to look into alleged breaches in the application of EU animal welfare rules during transport within and outside the EU, on Friday 26 June.

The new inquiry committee, established by 605 votes in favour to 53 against, with 31 abstentions, should investigate alleged violations in the application of European Union law on the protection of animals during transport and related operations within and outside the EU, including by air, road, rail and sea. It will focus on how EU rules are being implemented by member states and whether the EU Commission is enforcing them properly, says the adopted decision.

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