The Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament reviews the new study “Animal Welfare in the European Union” by Professor Donald M. Broom

One of the key finding included in the study is that "a striking deficiency in EU animal welfare legislation is that some widely-kept animal species* are not protected. A substantial number of EFSA reports and opinions, already produced, are specific to these animals and could be used in formulating legislation". (*For instance cats and dogs)