Animal Health and Welfare

The organic movement aims to contribute to the health and well-being of farm animals. Organic regulations define the conditions that meet the high welfare standards set out by the organic principles. In order to contribute to the overall enhancement of EU standards for animal welfare and health, the IFOAM EU Group supports initiatives that aim to improve the EU legislative framework to this end.

Therefore, the EU Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 and proposal for a new Animal Health Regulation are major policy frameworks with the potential to widely improve animal welfare. The ban on the sale of meat from cloned animals and their offspring must be maintained, as the cloning process causes pain, health problems and unnecessary suffering in the animals used.