We have launched a toolkit to help animal advocacy groups engage their followers in the EU’s revision of its animal protection policies

Right now, the European Commission is in the process of revising its animal protection policies.

This is very likely to be one of the most important opportunities for animal welfare progress on a legislative level that we have ever seen in the EU.

The next step in the process is based on this survey. We highly recommend watching the survey Tutorial Video while filling it out. Read more below. 

Since this is a survey, you can look at the analysis of the final results as a popularity contest - you can directly measure how many people have filled in the survey with pro-animal welfare answers. We should therefore as individuals and organisations be very motivated to do our very best to engage our followers to complete the survey. 

Note that even if your group is not operating within an EU member state, your participation is still very important - read more below.

This survey is addressing crucial topics, such as:

  • How long should we allow cage-egg production to exist in the EU?
  • Should the EU restrict imports of animal products not living up to the welfare requirements in the EU?
  • Should we allow chickens to be stunned in electric baths at slaughterhouses?
  • Should we prohibit the live transport of animals for slaughter outside of the EU?
  • Should we prohibit beak trimming of chickens?
  • Should electric prods be allowed in slaughterhouses?
  • Should we ban tail-docking of pigs?
  • Should we ban castration of pigs?
  • Should we allow pigs to be stunned with CO2 gas?
  • Should fish have better protection at the time of slaughter?
  • Should fur farming continue to be allowed?
  • Should we ban the dehorning of calves?
  • Should we allow the systematic killing of male chicks?

The deadline for completing the survey is 21st January 2022.

The EU is particularly interested in hearing from the public and we can help engage them in this important survey. Anima International has produced a simple toolkit in order to help organisations engage their followers. 

We have two main products that are designed to support this work:

  1. A survey tutorial video
  2. Variations of engagement videos to be used on social media and for advertisements

1. Survey tutorial video

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