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Posted on 02/12/2013
In light of the EU Foreign Affairs Council’s Trade Meeting taking place on the margin of the WTO Ministerial Conference on 3 December 2013, Eurogroup for Animals urges all member states to support the phase out of subsidies which promote the export of live animals to third countries. Long distance transport is a source of welfare problems and often leads to high levels of animal mortality.
Posted on 25/11/2013
Today the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Dispute Panel has recognised the fact that animal welfare can be used as a moral ground to regulate trade. In its initial report published today the arguments used in the complaint brought by Canada and Norway against the European Union regulation forbidding the placing on the market of seal products derived from commercial hunts have been rejected.
Posted on 08/10/2013
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the inclusion of animal welfare references, in the context of implementation of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement. This is the result of the participation of Eurogroup for Animals to the 2nd EU-Korea FTA Civil Society Forum.
Posted on 04/10/2013
On this symbolic day for all animals and their supporters, Eurogroup for Animals presented the European Commission with its detailed demands for a future animal welfare framework law.
Posted on 01/08/2013
Eurogroup for Animals is pleased to share the support recently expressed by the European Commission. The ban, which entered into force in 2009, is being challenged by Canada and Norway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as discriminatory to trade.
Posted on 20/06/2013
At its recent Annual Meeting Eurogroup for Animals members unanimously voted in favour of a resolution supporting the EU ban on seal products which entered into force on 20 November 2009 (Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Trade in Seal products).
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