Posted on 09/02/2015
A report by Danish animal rights organization Anima reveals toxic chemicals found in tested garments. The findings in the Danish report are consistent with previous studies in Germany and Italy, where a variety of international brands tested positive for toxic chemicals, including luxury brand Gucci.
Posted on 03/02/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes today’s publication by the Dutch Government of its Positive list on the keeping of mammals as pets which will come into force on 1 February 2015. This decision clearly determines which animals are suitable to be kept as pets or which can only be kept if strict conditions are applied. This has taken 22 years to be achieved, through the concerted and proactive work of many organizations including our member Stichting AAP and we look forward to other EU member states following suit.
Posted on 19/01/2015
Djurens Rätt (Animal Rights Sweden) has mapped the County Administrative Boards’ inspections of mink farms in Sweden during 2014. At just over 6 out of 10 inspected farms shortcomings in animal husbandry were noted despite the fact that nearly half of the inspected farms were notified in advance about the inspection.
Posted on 15/01/2015
As a new ban on the import of horsemeat from Mexico to the EU comes into effect, Eurogroup for Animals, along with a coalition of international animal welfare organisations, today calls on the European Commission to apply similar bans elsewhere.
Posted on 18/12/2014
Following initial indications that the proposed new regulation on organic farming would be scrapped from the European Commission's work programme for 2015, the final programme, adopted on Tuesday 16 December by the College of Commissioners, shows that the EU institutions now have six months to seek an agreement on the law or else alternative action will be taken.
Posted on 17/12/2014
The European Commission has banned the importation of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO), which identified significant traceability problems with horses slaughtered for export to the EU that had originated in Mexico and the United States.
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