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)
Agricultural minister Schouten requests the Council on Animal Affairs to provide an advice on the preconditions for positive animal welfare in livestock farming
The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has the ambition to protect and improve animal health and welfare in the transition to circular agriculture. A leading principle is the absence of physical adaptations to animals and the development of animal housing systems based on the needs of the animal.
Lively discussion on CRISPR-Cas in animals
On 21 June 2019, the Dutch Council on Animal Affairs (Raad voor Dierenaangelegenheden, RDA) and the Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM) organised a hearing on gene editing in animals. The RDA presented its draft opinion on this topic and invited the audience to comment. "The purpose of this meeting is for you to advise us on our advisory letter to the Minister", said Marjan Slob (RDA, Publicist, influencer), who chaired the meeting.
Congress ‘The State of the Animal’: plea for connection
The public debate concerning animal welfare might seem polarized, however the RDA jubilee congress ‘The State of the Animal’ held yesterday in Santpoort became a manifestation of connection. While convictions and perspectives strongly differed sometimes, the middle ground turned out to be strongly represented and the will to keep communicating with each other turned out to be strong.
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 ...
SIGN UP: CONGRESS 'STATE OF THE ANIMAL'
10-12-2018 | 16:28
The Dutch Council on Animal Affairs celebrates its 25th anniversary by organizing a congress with the theme ‘State of the ...
Dutch Council on Animal Affairs (RDA) launches English website
15-03-2018 | 16:00
The Dutch Council on Animal Affairs (RDA) strengthens his international focus. Animal affairs is determined by a much broader ...