Since its foundation, Eurogroup for Animals has been working to ensure effective protection of the animals transported. In 2007 Council Regulation 1/2005 (Transport Regulation) entered into force. However, over the years investigations revealed that its implementation and enforcement is very poor; and scientific sources reported that its provisions are often unfit to ensure effective protection to the animals transported.
Eurogroup for Animals urges to shift from live transport to a meat and carcasses and genetic material trade.
The European Commission announces to set up a working group on animal transport within the EU Platform on Animal Welfare
The European Parliament publishes the Implementation Report on live animal transport and demands bold steps to reduce and replace live animal transport
The Council calls for a revision of the transport regulation
The European Parliament approves the setting up of a Committee of Inquiry on live transport which will examine the responsibilities of the EU Commission and the EU Member States in implementing and enforcing the Union rules.
20 May 2020
The EU Commission announces the revision of the Transport Regulation