FVE welcomes the Commission’s initiative to bring the EU animal health legislation into one single framework. The potential benefits of enhanced animal health and welfare are great for animals, their owners, public health and the wider society. FVE particularly welcomes the preventive approach, the recognition of “One Health” and the inclusion of companion and wild animals in the proposed legislation. FVE also welcomes MEP Mrs M. Paulsen’s draft report. Many of amendments she proposes are in line with earlier comments made by FVE on the proposal.