The European Commission launched today the first issue of the biannual Animal Welfare Newsletter in order to raise awareness about its initiatives and work in the field of Animal Welfare among stakeholders, professionals, NGOs and members of the public.
The first issue of the newsletter is noting the importance of the Lisbon Treaty's recognition of animals as "sentient beings" (Article 13). It also emphasizes Commission's recent process of evaluation of its policy on animal welfare towards the elaboration of a new European strategy on animal welfare.
The main objective of the newsletter is to present the latest initiatives, news and trends on animal welfare within the European Union.
The Commission is determined to create an active dialog in order to raise public awareness and common understanding by receiving feedback and comments that can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.