News in category International News
Posted on 06/03/2015
China has imposed a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa. Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the temporary ban as being a first step forward, but regrets to observe that this falls short of addressing the root issue in the country - its large stockpile of legal ivory that provides for a legitimate domestic market.
Posted on 03/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals supports the UN’s World Wildlife Day and calls on the European institutions, especially the European Commission to take its responsibilities seriously and to act today to make a difference. The illegal trade in endangered animal and plant species amounts to USD 19 billion and after drug trafficking, trade in counterfeit products, and trafficking in human beings, the most lucrative source of illegal earnings.
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.
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