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The purpose of the revision is to ensure a higher level of animal welfare, broaden the scope of the EU animal welfare legislation, align it with the latest scientific evidence and current political priorities as well as citizen’s expectations and make it easier to enforce. This roadmap is now open for feedback<\/a> until August 3, 2021. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and to formulate a proposal for new legislation by the fourth quarter 2023.<\/p>

Objectives and Policy options<\/h2>

Under the Farm to Fork Strategy<\/a>, the EU animal welfare legislation should be revised in order to meet the following general objectives:<\/p>