European Union: Lisbon Treaty – Article 13

Article 13

In formulating and implementing the Union’s agriculture, fisheries, transport, internal market, research and technological development and space policies, the Union and the Member States shall, since animals are sentient beings, pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals, while respecting the legislative or administrative provisions and customs of the Member States relating in particular to religious rites, cultural traditions and regional heritage.

See full text: Lison Treaty

Internet source: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/treaty-of-lisbon.aspx?lang=en

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