Posted on 21/08/2012
In light of new EU welfare rules, which are set to come into force as of 1 January 2013, Eurogroup praises UK animal welfare organisations RSPCA and CIWF for highlighting the plight of pigs in intensive farming systems and encourage consumers to opt for high welfare products.
Posted on 16/08/2012
Eurogroup welcomes the initiative taken by the Dutch animal welfare organisation ‘Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit’ which has submitted a complaint against the trainer of circus elephant Betty for systematically harming Betty under the guise of entertainment.
Posted on 10/08/2012
Information on progress made in two EU-funded projects bringing together practical experience and expertise in the area of control posts and transport of live animals has been released online.
Posted on 01/08/2012
Eurogroup for Animals hopes Belgium is now fully compliant with European Directive 1999/74/EC banning barren battery cages for all laying hens accross the European Union. Although the law which entered into force on 1 January 2012 after a generous phase-out period given to all Member States to comply with the legislation, Belgian Federal Agriculture Minister granted a further 7 month reprieve to help its producers.
Posted on 27/07/2012
Depsite ignoring zero trade quota and trading over 5000 parrots since 2008, Cameroon was rewarded with a new trade quota based on study only given to the CITES Standing Committee a few hours earlier in the day.
Posted on 26/07/2012
Eurogroup for Animals calls on France to strengthen its national legislation on pests, ensure compliance with applicable laws and promote the use of alternative methods of pest control as defined in European Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora. Our position has been transmitted as part of the public consultation organised by the French Ministry of Environment which ran until 24 July to seek stakeholder input for the reviewing of the legislation on pests.
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