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Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW)on a request from the Commission related to “The Impact of the current housing and husbandry systems on the health and welfare of farmed domestic rabbits.”


  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Panel members: Bo Algers, Harry J. Blokhuis, Donald Maurice Broom, Ilaria Capua, Stefano Cinotti, Michael Gun, Jörg Hartung, Per Have, Xavier Manteca Vilanova, David B. Morton, Michel Pépin, Dirk Udo Pfeiffer, Ronald John Roberts, José Manuel Sánchez Vizcaino, Alejandro Schudel, James Michael Sharp, Georgios Theodoropoulos, Philippe Vannier, Marina Verga, Martin Wierup, Marion Wooldridge
  • Acknowledgement: The AHW Panel wishes to thank the members of the working group on Rabbits Welfare A. Blasco, C. Cavani, A. Lavazza, L. Maertens, L. Mirabito, J. Rosell, M. Stauffacher and Z. Szendro for the preparation of the Scientific Report, which has been used as the basis of this Scientific Opinion. Panel Members, D. Morton and M. Verga, are also members of the Working Group.
  • Adoption date: 13 September 2005
  • Published date: 11 October 2005
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2004-023