News in category International News
Posted on 18/05/2015
Global aviation giant, Emirates Airlines, has sent shock-waves through the South African hunting industry after it became the second major airline to place an embargo on the transport of elephant, rhino, lion and tiger hunting trophies in less than a month.
The embargo becomes effective on Friday 15 May, a spokesperson for Emirates has confirmed.
Posted on 08/05/2015
As a result of a recent BBC Magazine Report, The Donkey Sanctuary has been made aware of a situation in Eastern Turkey in which there appears to be clear evidence showing that the authorities are killing and wounding mules used by smugglers to transport their contraband in the Kurdish region of both Turkey and Iraq. Without going into too much detail, as the report is harrowing, whilst we appreciate the difficult circumstances in which the Turkish authorities are working, we believe that there is no need to inflict this level of suffering on the loyal and innocent mules. Please rest assured though that The Donkey Sanctuary is working alongside colleagues at Eurogroup for Animals to apply pressure on both the Turkish government, who are confirmed candidates for accession into the EU, and the European Commission to ensure that this needless suffering is stopped immediately. In the meantime, if you would like to take positive action yourself, please voice your concerns to your local MEP
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.
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