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Tomorrow, the EU Platform on Animal Welfare will hold its third meeting. Launched in June 2017, the Platform has already become a pivotal forum for sharing information and good practices for all Member States and various stakeholders across Europe. In the past year, the involvement of the Platform's Members has been helping the Commission in its objective of improving the welfare of animals through a better implementation of EU rules, the development of voluntary commitments and the promotion of EU animal welfare standards at a global level. The agenda of this third Platform includes a presentation of work by the subgroup on animal transport and a presentation of the scope and terms of reference of a second subgroup on the welfare of pigs. The Platform's Members will have an in-depth discussion on the welfare of farmed fish, followed by a presentation of the Commission's report on the impact of international activities relating to animal welfare. The Commission will also present a project for an EU Coordinated Control Plan on the online sale of cats and dogs.
The meeting will be web-streamed here and on EbS (at 9.30 CET). The agenda is available online.
ANPRM by US DOT
Air Carrier Access Act regulation on transportation of service animals.
Comments are due by July 9.
ANPRM can be found at regulations.gov, docket number DOT-OST-2018-0068 or at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2018-0068-1157
FROM: U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Amending Regulations Concerning Service Animals on Flights
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) today announced that it is seeking public comment on amending its Air Carrier Access Act
(ACAA) regulation on transportation of service animals. The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Traveling By Air with Service Animals can be found HERE and provides the public with 45 days during which to offer comments.
Today’s ANPRM is intended to address the significant concerns raised by individuals with disabilities, other members of the public, airlines, flight attendants, airports and other stakeholders regarding service animals on aircraft. The Department recognizes the integral role that service animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities and wants to ensure seamless access to air transportation for individuals with disabilities while also helping to deter the fraudulent use of animals not qualified as service animals.
NEW SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE REPORT RELEASED ON ANIMAL WELFARE DURING TRANSPORTATION
The report, “Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Transportation, Review of Scientific Research on Priority Welfare Issues” is available at www.nfacc.ca/transportation-code-of-practice-update.
This peer-reviewed report synthesizes the results of research related to key animal welfare issues during transportation. Species covered included cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, and equine. The Scientific Committee focused on the effect of transport duration, time off feed and water, rest intervals (where appropriate by species), environmental conditions, and loading density, as single factors or in combination, on animal welfare.
CIV update 21st Monday onwards arrivals
Please note that all animals who have arrived om Monday 21st May onwards are NOT subject to the CIV Quarantine issue.
All animals coming from Monday 21sy May onwards will be subject to the standard quarantine procedure- 10 nights 11 days pending standard checks.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
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11 days to GDPR - Are you ready?
ATA Webinar Series Restart!!!
Coming off a successful 44th Annual Conference in Orlando, ATA Board of Directors are reengaging the ATA webinar Series. ATA announces its first 2018 webinar:
Are you Ready for GDPR?
GDPR takes effect May 25, 2018, and ATA is offering a webinar with experts from Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP who can help you understand how to approach the new European data regime.
The GDPR makes many important changes to European Union (EU) data protection law, but it is not a complete departure from existing principles. Many of the concepts that organizations are familiar with will continue to apply under the GDPR. However, there are also some principal differences.
In this webinar the Steptoe team will seek to address the questions of whether the GDPR will apply to your organization and if so, what immediate steps need to be taken to ensure compliance.
Please join ATA and the Steptoe team on Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 11 am NYC/17:00 Belgium/16:00 England/9:00 am Alberta.
Free of charge to ATA members who can register here.
We hope that you will be able to join us.
Are you interested in sponsoring a webinar – contact the ATA office for more details and pricing.
Filip Vande Cappelle's Inauguration Acceptance Speech and Conference Closing Remarks
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