19 November 2021
On November 18, the French Senate definitively adopted a new animal protection bill “aimed at combating animal abuse and strengthening the link between animals and humans”. This success follows an agreement on the measures by a joint commission (composed of deputies and senators) on October 21, and an almost unanimous adoption at the National Assembly on November 16.
Highlights of the bill include:
This victory marks a legislative turning point in France, a step forward that will lead to others, it is also the message that we want to send to the candidates of the 2022 elections.
Christophe Marie, Fondation Brigitte Bardot
It is a great victory long awaited by animal rights activists and a majority of French people, and a major breakthrough for the condition of animals in France.
La Fondation Droit Animal, Éthique et Sciences
This is a significant step forward for animal protection in France. Eurogroup for Animals congratulates our French member organisations for their tireless efforts that contributed to this victory.
Read more from our members:
UNE LOI HISTORIQUE POUR FAIRE PROGRESSER LA CONDITION ANIMALE EN FRANCE ! - Fondation Brigitte Bardot
La proposition de loi sur la maltraitance animale définitivement adoptée! - La Fondation Droit Animal, Éthique et Sciences