When buying food of animal origin, consumers are increasingly interested in the animal welfare situation of the animals. Commission has taken steps to address the issue of labelling related to animal welfare and also introduced ban on cat and dog fur.
In addition to farmed animals, animals used for scientific purposes (in laboratory tests) and wild animals are also protected by harmonised EU standards, which are under responsibility of Directorate General Environment.
- Protection of laboratory animals (summaries of EU legislation)
- Trade in seal products (summaries of EU legislation)
- Ban on animal testing for cosmetics