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Posted on 22/08/2014
The 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences starts this Sunday 24th August. It brings together over 1000 participants from all over the world offering the ideal opportunity for dialogue and cooperation between researchers, scientists, national authorities and regulators, veterinarians and animal welfare organisations under the theme ‘’Humane Science in the 21st Century’’.
Posted on 24/07/2014
Animal welfare coalition calls on the European Commission for a ban on horsemeat imports to stop its torturous production in North and South America. The international animal welfare coalition, formed by Tierschutzbund Zürich (Switzerland), Animal Welfare Foundation (Germany), Animals’ Angels (USA), GAIA (Belgium), Eyes on Animals (Netherlands), L214 (France), supported by Eurogroup for Animals (Brussels), recently discussed with the European Commission the results of its long-term investigation into horsemeat production in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay - responsible for 26’500 tons horsemeat imports.
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.
Posted on 02/06/2014
Today the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) have published there report on 'The use of alternatives to testing on Animals for the REACH Regulation. This is their second report as required under Article 117(3) of the REACH, EU chemicals, Regulation.
Posted on 26/05/2014
Eurogroup for Animals is currently analysing the results of the European elections to see how many candidates that supported the animal welfare pledge have been elected and hopes that the new Parliament will continue to work to protect the welfare of animals across the European Union.
Posted on 14/05/2014
Eurogroup for Animals, the federation of European animal welfare organisations, urgently calls on citizens to vote in next week’s European Elections. Each vote by Europe’s citizens will determine the future lives and wellbeing of billions of animals and every vote counts. Despite the recognition of the sentience of animals in the Lisbon Treaty, the EU has only attempted to govern the welfare of animals for economic purposes. International free trade agreements like the one currently being negotiated with the USA also further water down the rather limited legal protection of animals in Europe. Luckily, over the last months more than 200 election candidates from all 28 European member states have signed a pledge stating that they will work on substantial improvements for animal welfare in the coming five year Parliamentary term.
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