Reflections from the European Union with Peter Stevenson
Our special guest speaker was Chief Policy Advisor of Compassion in World Farming, Peter Stevenson. Peter leads Compassion in World Farming’s lobbying at the European Union (EU) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He played a leading role in winning the EU bans on veal crates, battery cages and sow stalls as well as a new status for animals in EU law as sentient beings. In addition, he has written comprehensive legal analyses of EU legislation on farm animals and also of the impact of the WTO rules on animal welfare. In 2004 Peter was the joint recipient of the RSPCA Lord Erskine Award in recognition of a “very important contribution in the field of animal welfare”.