Posted on 17/04/2014
Eurogroup for Animals hopes that the vote on 17 April 2014 in the Plenary in Strasbourg on the Resolution on the state of play of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will endorse the resolution drafted by Jan Zahradil MEP and ensure that animal welfare standards are included in the agreement.
Posted on 16/04/2014
Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of making multiple improvements to the future EU Regulation on animal health (COM(2013)260) by voting in favour of the overwhelming majority of amendments that had been adopted in the Parliament's Agriculture Committee report. Led by Marit Paulsen, Rapporteur of the Agriculture Committee for this dossier, the agreed amendments should ensure a more focused and holistic approach to the prevention and control of animal diseases which are transmissible among animals or to humans.
Posted on 16/04/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the European Parliament's endorsement of a compromise proposal for a Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species voted on at Plenary today. Improvements to the Commission's proposal included additional references to animal welfare such as consideration of non-lethal methods and impacts on non-target species.
Posted on 14/04/2014
On Tuesday 15 April, the European Parliament will vote on the Report of the Agriculture Committee on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Animal Health (COM(2013)0260). Eurogroup for Animals calls on the Members of the Parliament to ensure that the animal welfare improvements adopted in the Agriculture Committee’s report concerning improved prevention of transmissible animal diseases are maintained.
Posted on 26/03/2014
This week the European Commission published the long awaited proposal for a new Regulation on organic farming and production, which would replace Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 following a period of transition. The proposal aims to improve the existing legislation on organic production to better support its sustainable development in the Union, guarantee fair competition for farmers and operators, and maintain consumer confidence in organic products.
Posted on 13/03/2014
Belgian member organisation GAIA held a press conference today where it uncovered extremely shocking images from an investigation into the trade on horse meat from North and South America, from breeding to slaughter. It points to the fact that no attention is paid to the animals' welfare at all and practices are used which are outlawed in the EU and yet this meat ends up on our supermarket shelves.
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