Tierschutzkommission des BMEL (Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft) – Animal Welfare Committee of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Bonn/Berlin


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Scope/mission statement

All legal regulations concerning animal welfare have to be discussed in the committee. Omission leads to invalidity of the regulation.   



Composition of the committee is composed of scientists, representatives of NGOs, representatives of society and churches.


Working methods

The work is based on a legal regulation that defines the remit of the committee. The committee discusses thoroughly all legal documents concerning animal welfare and formulates statements and recommendations which are documented in internal minutes.



The committee gives advice in form of recommendations directly to the Minister, presently Federal Minister Julia Klöckner. The advice is not public.


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