Posted on 24/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals is the pan-European animal advocacy organisation that unites the voices of the leading national and international animal welfare organisations. We work to improve the welfare of as many animals as possible, as quickly as possible by leading and delivering coordinated advocacy and campaigns at EU level. We are passionate about building a Europe where animals are respected as individuals and their welfare is maximised.
Posted on 18/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomed the debate held today at the European Parliament and hosted by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI) and Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) concerning the controversial new business of trophy hunting of canned lions.
Posted on 16/03/2015
Eurogroup and our member organisation ANDA have been in contact with Commission officials and representatives of the EU reference laboratory for biotoxins in Spain to obtain information on the status of the implementation of the alternative method for biotoxin testing. It appears that all Member States now comply with the legislation and no longer use the animal method.
Posted on 13/03/2015
European animal welfare organisations and political parties have been criticising the stunning of slaughter pigs with carbon dioxide for years. CO2 stunning is, from the point of view of animal welfare, a “torturous stunning method, because the pigs suffer from pain and panic for up to 60 seconds”, says project manager Sabrina Gurtner, Animal Welfare Foundation. Already 10 years ago, the European Food Safety Authority EFSA asked the Member States to phase out stunning by CO2, as it is no humane method. “Now the European Parliament has for the first time addressed this topic”, declares Sabrina Gurtner.
Posted on 13/03/2015
During its 310th session the Intergroup called on the Commission to phase out killing methods which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as soon as possible.
Posted on 11/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals will participate in the seminar about trophy hunting of canned lions in the European Parliament on Tuesday 17 March. The well-known South African photo-journalist Ian Michler will present extracts of his upcoming documentary on trophy hunting and will comment on his film.
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