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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.
Posted on 11/02/2015
Each year, poultry farms in the Netherlands are hit by avian influenza, resulting in the mindless cull of animals. To tackle this problem, Eurogroup member Dierenbescherming (the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals) presented yesterday a plan for animal friendly approaches to bird flu. Examples of the measures include animal vaccination and a better outdoor run for the chickens.
Posted on 09/02/2015
A report by Danish animal rights organization Anima reveals toxic chemicals found in tested garments. The findings in the Danish report are consistent with previous studies in Germany and Italy, where a variety of international brands tested positive for toxic chemicals, including luxury brand Gucci.
Posted on 19/01/2015
Djurens Rätt (Animal Rights Sweden) has mapped the County Administrative Boards’ inspections of mink farms in Sweden during 2014. At just over 6 out of 10 inspected farms shortcomings in animal husbandry were noted despite the fact that nearly half of the inspected farms were notified in advance about the inspection.
Posted on 18/12/2014
Following initial indications that the proposed new regulation on organic farming would be scrapped from the European Commission's work programme for 2015, the final programme, adopted on Tuesday 16 December by the College of Commissioners, shows that the EU institutions now have six months to seek an agreement on the law or else alternative action will be taken.
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