There has been an amendment to the ES program that will be discussed this Friday in Frankfurt (FFM)
Animal Welfare Standard:
“We propose a Europe-wide Animal Welfare Standard that protects animal life from the harsh abuses from industry and environmental degradation. The Standard aims to reform factory farming, in particular. We propose a ban on (i) breeding of defects, (ii) compulsory mastication, (iii) fixation of sows in the crate.
We will strengthen the regulation of animals in industry, research, and education and encourage their replacement with alternative methods like cell culture and biochips.
Transport almost always leads to immense strain on animals. That is why we are campaigning for a ban on livestock transport to third countries and within the EU. Animal transports within the EU are allowed only under appropriate conditions, which must be strictly controlled.
The AWS aims to provide a harmonized system of animal protection laws in which animals are granted the fundamental rights they deserve.”
Maybe it is what you’ve been thinking of?