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LIVE Webinar EVENT
August 8, 2018, 10 - 11 am from Washington, DC
Full details - In Plane Sight PDF invitation.pdf
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The practical video on how to best transport poultry, based on the guide to Good Practise ( click here) for the transport of poultry and three dedicated Fact Sheets, is now available. This video provides practical advise to ensure that birds transported remain in good welfare, and is available with translated subtitles in 8 languages.
ATA was present at the Innovation Forum for the air cargo industry, organized by ATA’s member ACB (Air Cargo Belgium).
Belgium’s Minister of Digital Agenda and Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, was the final speaker with inspiring thoughts.
ATA was present at a working group with Members of the European Parliament organized by EHN (European Horse Network) Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8 MEPs attended the meeting as well as 3 MEPs assistants/advisers. 6 speakers/Equine professionals related their success and/or difficulties to be part of the agriculture policy.
Please find attached a report as well as the leaflet on EHN position distributed in the EP.
Although this was not focused on equine transportation, ATA’s President Filip Vande Cappelle attended since it is vital that horses still will be considered as agricultural animals in the future.
EHN future CAP - June 2018
MEP Horse Group future CAP June 2018
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Tomorrow, the EU Platform on Animal Welfare will hold its third meeting. Launched in June 2017, the Platform has already become a pivotal forum for sharing information and good practices for all Member States and various stakeholders across Europe. In the past year, the involvement of the Platform's Members has been helping the Commission in its objective of improving the welfare of animals through a better implementation of EU rules, the development of voluntary commitments and the promotion of EU animal welfare standards at a global level. The agenda of this third Platform includes a presentation of work by the subgroup on animal transport and a presentation of the scope and terms of reference of a second subgroup on the welfare of pigs. The Platform's Members will have an in-depth discussion on the welfare of farmed fish, followed by a presentation of the Commission's report on the impact of international activities relating to animal welfare. The Commission will also present a project for an EU Coordinated Control Plan on the online sale of cats and dogs.
The meeting will be web-streamed here and on EbS (at 9.30 CET). The agenda is available online.
ANPRM by US DOT
Air Carrier Access Act regulation on transportation of service animals.
Comments are due by July 9.
ANPRM can be found at regulations.gov, docket number DOT-OST-2018-0068 or at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2018-0068-1157
FROM: U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Amending Regulations Concerning Service Animals on Flights
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) today announced that it is seeking public comment on amending its Air Carrier Access Act
(ACAA) regulation on transportation of service animals. The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Traveling By Air with Service Animals can be found HERE and provides the public with 45 days during which to offer comments.
Today’s ANPRM is intended to address the significant concerns raised by individuals with disabilities, other members of the public, airlines, flight attendants, airports and other stakeholders regarding service animals on aircraft. The Department recognizes the integral role that service animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities and wants to ensure seamless access to air transportation for individuals with disabilities while also helping to deter the fraudulent use of animals not qualified as service animals.
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