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Posted on 25/03/2015
Today, 25 March, Eurogroup participated in a European Commission stakeholder round table meeting to discuss the latest progress and state of play in the process of the impact assessment being carried out by the Commission to develop criteria to determine endocrine disruptors. Participants from the meeting included industry sector representatives, and health, consumer, environment and animal welfare NGOs.
Posted on 16/03/2015
Eurogroup and our member organisation ANDA have been in contact with Commission officials and representatives of the EU reference laboratory for biotoxins in Spain to obtain information on the status of the implementation of the alternative method for biotoxin testing. It appears that all Member States now comply with the legislation and no longer use the animal method.
Posted on 13/03/2015
During its 310th session the Intergroup called on the Commission to phase out killing methods which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as soon as possible.
Posted on 11/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals will participate in the seminar about trophy hunting of canned lions in the European Parliament on Tuesday 17 March. The well-known South African photo-journalist Ian Michler will present extracts of his upcoming documentary on trophy hunting and will comment on his film.
Posted on 25/02/2015
Over 200 chemicals that needed to be tested on animals will now use the reduction method, with the potential to prevent hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of animals' lives being wasted in needless studies for REACH regulation.
Posted on 24/02/2015
Amid continued uncertainty surrounding the future of the Commission's organic farming proposal, the Rapporteur in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, Sirpa Pietikäinen, has taken the first step towards ensuring better recognition of animal welfare in organic farming.
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