In addition to the EuroTier gold and silver medals, a special prize will be awarded for products that particularly promote animal welfare and animal health. The Animal Welfare Award is presented jointly by the German Association of Practising Veterinarians (bpt) and the DLG. The prerequisite for receiving this award is the presentation of a EuroTier gold or silver medal for 2022.
The additional Animal Welfare Award will be presented to a product that has already been awarded a gold or silver medal and that particularly meets the requirements for a higher animal welfare standard. Innovations in the areas of animal welfare and animal health are decisive for the selection. Products that promote the practice of species-typical behaviour and positively support the health of the animals are therefore particularly emphasised. Registration for the EuroTier Innovation Competition 2022 automatically includes registration for the Animal Welfare Award 2022. The award is presented by the Innovation Commission (point 5 of the Testing and Award Regulations). The prize winner(s) will be announced during the announcement of the gold and silver medals.
Award-winning products must be fully functional at the time of the exhibition and available on the market by EuroTier 2024 at the latest. The exhibitor is obligated to provide self-disclosure regarding market availability. This takes place in two steps.
- One year after the award, the exhibitor must provide information on the market availability of the award-winning innovation.
- Shortly before the next EuroTier, the exhibitors’ second statement is made as to whether the award-winning product is available on the market.
The DLG publishes the exhibitors’ reports on the Internet.
Within the framework of the Animal Welfare Award, the award decision is made by the commission in accordance with the evaluation guidelines for the Animal Welfare Award. The decisions of the commission are binding for the parties involved and cannot be reviewed in court for their correctness. If an exhibitor fails to receive an award, the commission is not obliged to provide the exhibitor with reasons for the rejection. Complaints are to be addressed to the chairman of the commission exclusively via the supervising employee from the DLG main office. All documents submitted will not be returned. The winners of the Animal Welfare Award will receive a certificate and a medal. In the case of a joint entry, each of the participating companies will receive a certificate and medal in the event of an award.