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Posted on 17/04/2014
Eurogroup for Animals hopes that the vote on 17 April 2014 in the Plenary in Strasbourg on the Resolution on the state of play of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will endorse the resolution drafted by Jan Zahradil MEP and ensure that animal welfare standards are included in the agreement.
Posted on 28/01/2014
Every year the North Atlantic turns into a red sea as Faroese carry on the ‘grindadráp’, a cruel tradition which involves driving cetaceans into bays before severing their spinal cords with knives, resulting in a slow and extremely painful death.
Posted on 21/01/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the mention of farm animal and wild animal welfare in the draft Resolution discussed today at the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament. This has been made possible thanks to the actions of Eurogroup for Animals in raising awareness on the need for cooperation between the EU and Vietnam on the welfare of farm animals and wildlife.
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.
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