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EU animal welfare laws to apply beyond EU borders

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that the EU’s laws on welfare for pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses apply when they are exported to third countries outside the EU.

According ThePigSite, this ruling applies the same requirements relating to water and feeding intervals, rest periods and duration of journey that are required for transport within the EU to travelThePigStelogo outside the EU.

Under the ruling, the organizer of a long journey must provide for review with the competent authority in the country of departure, a detailed journey log outlining scheduled resting periods, water and feeding intervals, and journey times. The authority may require changes to the journey log to reach compliance with EU standards.

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EU animal welfare laws to apply beyond EU borders
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