Posted on 15/04/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes today’s news that MEPs, Member States and the European Commission have backed their initiative to ensure that all breeders and sellers of pets will have to register themselves from 2020 onwards*.
This success coincides with the airing of a shocking exposé by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) of puppy farming, and which is based on the work of the Ulster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA), one of our members.
Posted on 09/04/2015
Tirana zoo will still reopen its doors after the recent case of a horse attacked by his partner of cage, a buffalo, in front of families and children. The Donkey Sanctuary with Eurogroup for Animals sent a joint letter to the EU mission in Tirana and the EU Albanian mission in Brussels, remembering them the requirements of the Directive 1999/22/EC on zoos.
Posted on 31/03/2015
Following the latest fur farm scandal in the Czech Republic, Eurogroup for Animals and Fur Free Alliance call on the Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečka, to ban fur farming in the Czech Republic.
Posted on 30/03/2015
Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee have now tabled over 400 amendments to the Commission proposal on organic farming. The amendments, which will be discussed and voted on in the coming weeks, include several that aim to improve the consideration of animal welfare in organic farming. Eurogroup for Animals has been advocating for higher welfare standards in organic systems in recognition that more stringent and harmonized rules are needed to better protect both animals and consumers that care about the animals used in organic systems.
Posted on 25/03/2015
Today, 25 March, Eurogroup participated in a European Commission stakeholder round table meeting to discuss the latest progress and state of play in the process of the impact assessment being carried out by the Commission to develop criteria to determine endocrine disruptors. Participants from the meeting included industry sector representatives, and health, consumer, environment and animal welfare NGOs.
Posted on 25/03/2015
We are very happy to invite you to the next Eurogroup for Animals AGM to be held in Brussels on 17 and 18 June 2015! The programme is being finalised, but we can already reveal some useful information. Like last year, it will be a two-day event. The first day is open to all Eurogroup member organisation staff, whereas the second day is limited to two representatives per member organisation (CEO/senior level).
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