News in category EU News
Posted on 06/11/2012
Eurogroup is pleased to report that the English version of the highly regarded Spanish guide for applying the EU Zoo Directive is now available. The original Spanish guide was developed in 2006 (second edition in 2010) in collaboration with our member organization, ANDA, and Eurogroup.
Posted on 25/10/2012
The Transatlantic Animal Welfare Council (TAWC), for which Eurogroup for animals provides the secretariat, welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of its report on Trade and Economic Relations with the United States. Crucially, and for the first time the European Parliament includes a mention of “animal protection standards;” a significant step forward.
Posted on 17/10/2012
Eurogroup for Animals believes the resignation of Commissioner Dalli announced last night brings new hope for Europe’s animals. Many important decisions have been left in the air by Commissioner Dalli including maintaining the hard fought for ban on testing cosmetics on animals.
Posted on 11/10/2012
Eurogroup for Animals calls on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee to reject long-distance transport of live animals when it votes on the Report prepared by Janusz Wojciechowski MEP. This comes in light of a new report published recently which compares current transport times of livestock with the EU social law on drivers’ hours. The research shows that both laws are incompatible and that if the mandatory application of the social legislation governing lorry drivers is applied only multi-manning with three drivers will allow a journey to be compliant with the regulations.
Posted on 04/10/2012
At the International Conference on the import and keeping of exotic animals in Europe being held in Brussels today and tomorrow, Eurogroup for Animals is calling for strong preventive measures to limit the import, trade, sale of invasive species and restrict the keeping of exotic pets based on clear criteria including welfare.
Posted on 04/10/2012
Following the recent decision of Norway and Canada to resume their challenge of the EU moratorium on the trade of seal products, Eurogroup for Animals would like to highlight again that most Europeans say they are against cruelty to seals.
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