Press conference on animal welfare during transport 

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EP’s co-rapporteurs Daniel Buda (EPP, RO) and Isabel Carvalhais (S&D, PT) will brief journalists on the main recommendations to ensure animal welfare during transport on Friday at 10 am.

Back in June 2020, the European Parliament set up the Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport (ANIT) to 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.

After 18 months of investigation, EP’s committee of inquiry is to conclude its work and vote on draft report and recommendations on Thursday. 1233 amendments have been tabled and 98 compromises have been reached on these documents.

The lead MEPs steering the file through Parliament, Daniel Buda (EPP, RO) and Isabel Carvalhais (S&D, PT), will share with media main takeaways from the vote and inform about key recommendations how to ensure that animal welfare during transport is respected.

When: Friday, 3 December 2021, 10 am CET

Where: Brussels, European Parliament, Anna Politkovskaya press conference room (PHS 0A50)

You can also follow it live via Parliament’s webstreaming. Interpratation to EN, FR, RO and PT will be available.

Journalists wishing to actively participate and ask questions, please join the press conference room or connect via Interactio by using this link:

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Journalists who have never used Interactio before are asked to connect 20 minutes before the start of the press conference to perform a connection test. IT assistance can be provided if necessary. When connected, open the chat window (upper right corner) to be able to see the service messages.

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Proof of a negative result of a PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours in Belgium, Luxembourg or France will also be accepted. Please note that the existing precautionary measures, including the compulsory wearing of a medical face mask and temperature checks at entrances, remain in place.