Commissioner Wojciechowski admits the need to improve the response of EU agriculture to societal demands on animal welfare
such a measure in the past.
On the occasion of an oral question on the implementation of Measure 14 of the 2014-2020 national and EU rural development programmes, which concerns the welfare of goats and sheep and related aid for livestock farmers, Agriculture Commissioner Wojciechowski confirms that "the support for animal welfare will continue to be available under the common agricultural policy (CAP) post 2020. The Commission proposal for the future CAP identifies as one of its objectives the need to improve the response of EU agriculture to societal demands on animal welfare.".