Animal health: “The principle is the same whether you are taking care of a dog, a cat or 3,000 pigs”


A proposal to streamline and simplify complicated animal health rules in the EU was informally agreed by MEPs, the European Commission and the national governments on 1 June. Marit Paulsen, the Parliament’s lead negotiator, described the result as “fantastic”: “Its most important principle is to prevent rather than to cure.” We talked to Paulsen, who has been pushing animal welfare issues for four decades, about her interest in animals and how the new rules will make a difference.

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