The import into the EU of birds caught in the wild is no longer be permitted since 1st July 2007



Battery cages which condemn millions of laying hens to lives of suffering will be banned in Europe from 2012

The EU no longer subsidises the export of cattle for slaughter to countries outside Europe

Animals are now recognized in EU law as sentient – capable of feeling pain and suffering

Regulations on the transport of live animals have been introduced

Non-animal testing methods for safety testing of products are being promoted

Zoo animals are protected by European law