What did we achieve for animals in 2021?


What did we achieve for animals in 2021?

31 December 2021
2021 was a BIG year for animal protection, seeing significant progress made in Europe and further afield. To celebrate the year coming to a close, we are looking back on the top moments for animals in the past 12 months.

Together, we are advancing the conversation on animal protection in Europe and creating a better world for all - pet, farm, wild and animals used in science.

We saw many breakthroughs, let’s look back to some of the top moments:

  • The European Commission promised to phase out caged farming for animals following the successful ‘End the Cage Age’ European Citizens Initiative.

  • The European Parliament voted in favour of a comprehensive plan to phase-out experiments on animals.

  • During a Council meeting in June 2021, twelve Member States called on the European Commission to investigate the possibility for an EU ban on fur farming based on animal welfare, public health and ethical considerations.

  • The European Commission took a major leap towards the better protection of fish welfare with the publication of the Strategic Guidelines on Sustainable and Competitive Aquaculture and concrete objectives in the legislative review Inception Impact Assessment.

We’d like to thank everyone who visited our website, social media channels, signed our petitions and helped to support this progress. We’d also like to thank our colleagues in Brussels and around Europe, and our network of member organisations, for all their hard work to achieve this momentum for animals.

Stay tuned to see what we can achieve in 2022!