About the Project

Animal Transport Guidelines Project

The European Commission, DG Sante project aims to improve animal welfare around transport. The project develops and disseminates Guides to Good and Better Practice for animals transported within Europe and to third countries for slaughter, fattening and breeding. Guides have been developed for cattle, horses, pigs, poultry and sheep transport. The project started in May 2015 and will finish by May 2018.

The project is divided into 5 tasks

  • Task 1: Collection
    Collect and collate appropriate best practices implemented and supported by scientific evidence
  • Task 2 and 3: Development
    Develop practical guidelines with those that will use it
  • Task 4: Dissemination
    Disseminate these guidelines through the networks of the main European stakeholder groups involved
  • Task 5: Verification
    To verify if the new transport guidelines reached the end-users