Posted on 03/08/2015
On 30th July the United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution to combat wildlife trafficking. The Resolution calls on all 193 UN member states to take on a series of actions to “prevent, combat, and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife.”
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the adoption of the Resolution, which is an historic step forward and the first UN Resolution specifically targeting wildlife trafficking.
Posted on 23/07/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the publication yesterday of the European Commission’s EU Zoo Directive Good Practices, a document of crucial importance for the Member States as well as the Commission. The Good Practices document has been awaited for a long time and Eurogroup together with the European Parliament’s Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of the Animals recently called for its immediate publication as the delays had been unacceptable and animals were suffering everyday as a consequence.
Posted on 08/07/2015
EU Veterinary authority detects violations – Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) refuses consequences. Animal welfare coalition calls for import ban on horsemeat from Canada.
Brussels, 8 July 2015. The latest audit report of the European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) has given the Canadian horsemeat industry poor grades. The focus of criticism are severe of-fences against consumer protection and animal welfare. Serious concerns are expressed regarding the traceability of the meat of horses from the USA and Canada. “The FVO audit report confirms our findings. For the approximately 70.000 horses that are slaughtered in Canada every year, there is no verification of the animals’ origin and medical treatment nor any control of the conditions experienced during purchase, transport and slaughter ensuring animal welfare”, says Sabrina Gurtner, project-manager of Tierschutzbund Zürich. “Methods of the Wild West are being used. It is systematically cheated, forged and mistreated. Only an import ban can end this torturous production“, claims Rein-eke Hameleers, director of Eurogroup for Animals.
Posted on 06/07/2015
On Tuesday 7 July, the European Parliament will vote on Sirpa Pietikäinen’s (EPP, Finland) own-initiative report on the circular economy. Eurogroup for Animals and its members, support this very good initiative, which if adopted in Plenary, will help to support progress towards a truly circular and resource efficient economy.
Posted on 03/07/2015
Eurogroup for Animals has today launched a Memorandum outlining its position on animal welfare related policies that will be discussed as part of the Luxembourgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Luxembourg Presidency term will coincide with a time where the College of Commissioners needs to take some very important decisions on animal welfare. At the end of this year, the current Animal Welfare Strategy (2012-2015) will expire while 11 out of 20 points are still not delivered. Eurogroup for Animals calls on the Luxembourg Presidency to ensure full delivery of the current strategy and urge the Commission to put forward a new Animal Welfare Strategy 2016-2020.
Posted on 01/07/2015
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Eurogroup for Animals has been the leading voice for animal welfare at European Union level since 1980 representing 48 national and international animal welfare organisations. We provide a voice for the billions of animals kept in laboratories, farms and homes or living in the wild, and work to create a Europe where animals are considered and valued as contributing to our well-being, prosperity and to the sustainability of our planet.
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