AnimalhealthEurope Press Statement
New EU Green Deal: Animal health sector ready to take up the challenge
Brussels, 12 December 2019; The animal health industry in Europe welcomes the integrated approach to tackle climate change while creating a sustainable and resilient European economy, announced in the new EU Green Deal framework proposal.
“The animal health industry takes note of the ambitious goals and is ready to rise to the challenge. For many years now our sector has not only been talking about addressing the issues affecting our food system; We’ve been actively developing new solutions to support a more sustainable livestock farming, assessing the environmental impact of our products, promoting better welfare for the many animals in Europe, and promoting a full use of our toolbox to ensure the Responsible Use of all medicines in animals.”
“Our actions have taken effect, but we do not rest on our laurels. We stand ready to play our part and contribute in a balanced way to a greener, more sustainable European society with strong forward-looking policies based on scientific fact,” said Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary General.
AnimalhealthEurope now looks forward to the release of the Commission’s Farm to Fork strategy, expected in Spring 2020.
Read more detail in our Policy Statement on our website.
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AnimalhealthEurope represents 13 of Europe’s leading manufacturers of animal medicines and 19 national associations. Covering 90% of the European Market, the animal health industry enables more than 293,000 direct and indirect jobs (incl. veterinarians), ensures that over a billion animals in Europe – both livestock and companion animals – stay healthy, while providing solutions for 10 million livestock farmers and 80 million pet-owning households across Europe.