Animal welfare has been a growing field of focus for the EU since the first legislative provisions were established in 1974.
Today, the Commission uses a combination of legislative and non-legislative tools to protect the welfare of animals in the EU. Together, they fall under the EU Animal Welfare Strategy.
I led the project team for RAND Europe in collaboration with the lead evaluator, ICF. The team performed an evaluation of the Strategy (2012-2015) for the European Commission, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety.