News in 2011
Posted on 05/12/2011
Eurogroup for Animals is extremely disappointed that during the Boars Heading for 2018 Conference in Amsterdam there was no discussion on the implementation of the first step of the European Declaration on the Alternatives to Surgical Castration of Pigs on 1 January 2012. This requires that all surgical castration of pigs is carried out with either anaesthesia or at least prolonged analgesia.
Posted on 01/12/2011
Eurogroup for Animals has made available a briefing on the subject of slaughter without stunning including a background explanation, a detailed state-of-play in the EU and our position on the issue.
To read the document, click on the link below
Posted on 29/11/2011
World Horse Welfare, a horse charity dedicated to improving horse welfare, caring for horses in the UK and horses overseas, published their Dossier of Evidence for consideration by the European Commission, the Member States and the European Parliament. It makes recommendations for changes to Council Regulation (EC) No.1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations, to improve the welfare, including health, of Equidae before, during and after transportation. The Dossier also makes recommendations on guidance that should be issued in support of the Regulation.
Posted on 25/11/2011
Eurogroup is delighted that during its plenary today, the German Second Chamber has finally adopted a bill which will ban the use of wild animals in circuses.
Posted on 18/11/2011
Eurogroup for Animals is very pleased that Jumbo, retailer of the year in the Netherlands in category supermarkets has signed the Declaration to end the use of cloning for food production in Europe. Along with Swedish ICA, and Dutch Plus Retail, Jumbo is now the third major retailer in Europe to publically show their opposition to cloning.
Posted on 17/11/2011
Michele Striffler, French Member of the European Parliament, has been today appointed as new vice-president of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals. Eurogroup welcomes the news as it strengthens political support for animal welfare progress within the European Parliament.
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