Animal welfare supporters receive #act4animals awards during Eurogroup Conference
Posted on 20/06/2014
Eurogroup for Animals has presented three long term supporters with awards in recognition of their contribution to animal welfare at its Animal Welfare Conference held in the European Parliament on 18 June 2014.
The three awards and their recipients were:
- Politician fighting for increased animal welfare – Marit Paulsen MEP
- Partner raising standards for animal welfare – Prof. Thomas Hartung and The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
- Outstanding campaigning for better animal welfare – Philip Lymbery, Compassion in World Farming
The conference marked the start of the new European Parliament mandate and brought together stakeholders from many EU, National and international organisations as well as governments and decision makers and discussed how improvements in animal welfare can be addressed in the coming five years.
The conference concluded that we have many challenges to face over the coming five years and that we need the Parliament, Commission and Council to ensure that the large number of animal species that are currently overlooked and which are not covered by existing legislation is drastically reduced. In addition the conference concluded that the EU decision makers must exert pressure to ensure that enacted legislation is not being flouted in Member States but enforced effectively.
“We are extremely pleased to present these distinguished animal welfarists with these awards in recognition of their fantastic contribution to improving the welfare of so many animals. We hope they will continue to work to protect animal welfare and fight against cruel and unsustainable practices that impact animals directly every day,” stated Reineke Hameleers, Director at Eurogroup for Animals
“It is only by recognising the inspiration certain people provide that we can develop and move forward. All three recipients have work tirelessly in different fields and their efforts have truly made a difference. We hope that the new Parliament together with the new President and College of Commissioners will display similar strength and commitment and work to improve the welfare of as many animals as possible,” she concluded.