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Safeguarding animal welfare in the European fur farming industry

Gremmen, K.J.M. (2014) Safeguarding animal welfare in the European fur farming industry.

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Abstract:Animals have been recognized as ‘sentient’ beings in the European Union by the Treaty of Lisbon. The fur farming industry is one of the industries which involve millions of animals in the EU alone. However a policy gap exists in the EU, since there are only two official laws protecting these animals. The EFBA conducts a Code of Practice, which is based on the third EU document, namely the Recommendation of the Council on the protection of fur animals. It is concluded that this document projects the economically driven viewpoint of the EFBA onto national legislation and that for both the EU documents as the national legal documents, compliance is differing widely across the member states. Therefore it is stated that the current EU regulatory framework is not able to safeguard animal welfare within the EU.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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