Problems with the protection of animal welfare in EU law (R. Ludwig & R. O’Gorman)

Author(s)

Rasso Ludwig and Roderic O’Gorman

Keywords

Animal welfare; EC law

Abstract

Examines the EU regime for the protection of animal welfare standards, highlighting deficiencies. Discusses the provisions of the Protocol on Protection and Welfare of Animals annexed to the Treaty of Amsterdam 1997 and the EC Treaty art.30, including their interpretation by the European Court of Justice. Considers ways of strengthening the position of animal welfare, focusing on the proposed incorporation of the Protocol within the EC Treaty and the addition to the Treaty of a special provision providing an independent legal basis for EU animal welfare legislation.

Citation

(2008) 20(3) Journal of Environmental Law 363-390

Paper

A cock and bull story? Problems with the protection of animal welfare in EU law & some proposed solutions