Aims and activities of the Council
The Council on Animal Affairs (Raad voor Dierenaangelegenheden RDA) is an independent Dutch council of experts that gives the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality solicited and unsolicited advice on multidisciplinary issues in the field of animal welfare and health (more)
Six guiding principles to ensure humane livestock farming
In February 2021 the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality requested an advice on the preconditions for animals to experience positive welfare. The Council on Animal Affairs presents six guiding principles for humane livestock farming.
Recent Advisory Reports
Agricultural minister Schouten requests an advice on the preconditions for positive animal welfare in livestock farming
23-02-2021 | 12:34
The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has the ambition to protect and improve animal health and welfare in ...
Lively discussion on CRISPR-Cas in animals
26-06-2019 | 12:13
On 21 June 2019, the Dutch Council on Animal Affairs (Raad voor Dierenaangelegenheden, RDA) and the Commission on Genetic ...
Hearing ‘Gene edited animals’
05-06-2019 | 10:50
The Dutch Council on Animal Affairs (Raad voor Dierenaangelegenheden) and the Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM) are ...