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The EU Commission has chosen the members of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare


FOUR PAWS included in the EU Commission’s Platform on Animal Welfare.

Brussels 15.05.2017 - The international animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS is pleased to announce that it has been selected for membership of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare. The aim of the “Platform on Animal Welfare”, launched by Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, is to “promote an enhanced dialogue on animal welfare issues at EU level among competent authorities, businesses, civil society and scientists.”


Pierre Sultana, Director of the European Policy Office of FOUR PAWS said that “FOUR PAWS has been asking for the creation of this platform for months. It is now time for the European Union to take a new start in leading improvements for the welfare of animals in Europe and abroad. The EU will have to take bold decisions in the future, and consider the work that has been done already but also the work which has to be done still. We are looking forward to contributing actively in this journey”.


Adolfo SANSOLINI, FOUR PAWS’ Expert in the Platform welcomes the confirmation of the membership and explains that: “This nomination represents an acknowledgement of the quality of the work done by FOUR PAWS over the years, both at the national level in many countries, and in Brussels. We thank the Commission for their trust, and we are looking forward to contributing to the platform by working with representatives of Member States and EU institutions, and with the other stakeholders involved in the Platform.”


The Platform is composed of 40 members, in representation of business and professional organisations, NGOs, and independent scientific experts. Animal welfare organisations will be represented by, FOUR PAWS International, Eurogroup for Animals, Animals’ Angels e.V., Compassion in World Farming, European Forum for Animal Welfare Councils (EuroFAWC), Humane Society International, Organisation for Respect and Care of Animals (ORCA), RSPCA International, World Animal Protection and World Horse Welfare. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 6 June 2017, in Brussels.


List of members of the Platform:

Official Website of the Platform:


Contact information :

VIER PFOTEN/ FOUR PAWS, European Policy Office

Avenue de la Renaissance 19/11, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


Phone: 0032-2-7400888