Today Keith called for the need for better animal welfare regulation through species specific legislation. In a letter to the Commission Keith called for directives which cover the welfare of cattle, sheep and ducks.
The EU does not currently have any legislation which covers these animals, as it does for chickens, laying hens, pigs and calves. New legislation is not only vital for ensuring that no European animals suffer cruel and harmful treatment, but is also needed to ensure the proper functioning of the cross-compliance provisions of the CAP.
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