MEP Awards Categories 2013
The president of the intergroup for the welfare of animals Dan Jørgensen has used his position to draw attention to the lack of animal welfare in the EU. As such, he is a leading figure in the fight for a European law putting a maximum eight hour time limit on transport time for live animals to slaughter.
The campaign launched by Jørgensen, in collaboration with Animals' Angels, is one of the biggest animal welfare campaigns in Europe. Since its creation, it has received more than one million signatures and the written declaration has been signed by the majority of MEPs and now represents the official position of the European parliament.
Outside of campaigning for animal rights, the Danish MEP is also vicechair of the environment, public health and food safety committee and a member of the delegation for relations with Iran. He also has a Master's degree in political science and has lectured on the subject