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Animal welfare at the time of killing

About the group

In March 2022, the sub-group on animal welfare at the time of killing was established within the EU Platform on Animal Welfare.

The sub-group will provide technical expertise and opinions to the Commission on the ways the Union's instruments can be adapted to improve animal welfare at the time of killing.

The discussion will be of a consultative nature and will participate in the preparation by the Commission of a legislative proposal revising Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009.

The subgroup will work on the killing of animals bred or kept for the production of food, wool, skin, fur or other products as well as the killing of animals for the purpose of depopulation and for related operations. It will not work on the killing of animals during scientific experiments, during hunting or fishing, during cultural or sporting events. The work of the subgroup will cover the killing of male one-day-old chicks.

The composition of the working group is available in the Register of the Commission expert groups.

Meetings 2022

20 June – Fourth meeting of the sub-group on animal welfare at the time of killing

30 May – Third meeting of the sub-group on animal welfare at the time of killing

25 April – Second meeting of the sub-group on animal welfare at the time of killing

17 March – First meeting of the sub-group on animal welfare at the time of killing