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Posted on 08/05/2015
Eurogroup for Animals and Fur Free Alliance member organization Djurens Rätt reports that the County Administrative Board's license has been retracted for a mink farm in Blekinge county due to shortcomings in animal husbandry, small cages and a greater number of minks than the license permitted. In total, three Swedish mink farms are threatened by fines.
All three farms are owned and operated by the same person who now has to get rid of an estimated 87,000 minks as the farms are no longer authorized to carry out fur farming.
The Swedish County Board has taken the shortcomings in animal husbandry seriously and decided to withdraw and reject the applications for new permits. This means that no new minks will be reared on these farms as long as the farms break important rules about the number of animals and cage size.
Posted on 30/04/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the Ministerial Request for a revision of the Pig Directive signed by Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden at the first International Pig Welfare Conference in Copenhagen last night. This call for a revision of the EU Pig Directive is an important step towards improving pig welfare across the EU, as it recognises that the current farming systems are largely inadequate and fail to meet even the basic behavioural and physiological requirements of pigs.
Posted on 29/04/2015
Eurogroup for Animals has taken the opportunity of the first International Pig Welfare Conference in Copenhagen to call for action to be taken immediately to address the pig crisis currently being experienced in the EU. Speaking at the event Reineke Hameleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals called on the European Commission to take its responsibilities seriously and publish the long overdue Guidelines on environmental enrichment and strategies to avoid tail docking of pigs, in compliance with the Pigs Directive.
Posted on 21/04/2015
On the 29th and 30th of April, in Copenhagen, the Danish Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries will hold the International conference on pig welfare, with the support of the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare (DCAW).
Posted on 15/04/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes today’s news that MEPs, Member States and the European Commission have backed their initiative to ensure that all breeders and sellers of pets will have to register themselves from 2020 onwards*.
This success coincides with the airing of a shocking exposé by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) of puppy farming, and which is based on the work of the Ulster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA), one of our members.
Posted on 09/04/2015
Tirana zoo will still reopen its doors after the recent case of a horse attacked by his partner of cage, a buffalo, in front of families and children. The Donkey Sanctuary with Eurogroup for Animals sent a joint letter to the EU mission in Tirana and the EU Albanian mission in Brussels, remembering them the requirements of the Directive 1999/22/EC on zoos.
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