Animal welfare action plan 2006-2010
In the action plan the protection of animals is the main concern. This is based on the following elements.
The European Committee, first of all, aims at a minimum standard for farm animals. So far, the rules concerning this group of animals are very general. Farm animals ca neither be beef cattle, dairy-cows, or sheep. Kyprianou also wants animal testing to become considerably reduced and refined. The third area of action is the introduction of standard animal welfare indicators. This would come a step closer to the target regulations, which the Netherlands prefers over evidence regulations.
The Committee also wants the general public to become better informed.
Lastly, The Committee aims at founding and supporting initiatives, which lead to a higher level of animal welfare around the world.