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Posted on 18/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomed the debate held today at the European Parliament and hosted by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI) and Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) concerning the controversial new business of trophy hunting of canned lions.
Posted on 13/03/2015
European animal welfare organisations and political parties have been criticising the stunning of slaughter pigs with carbon dioxide for years. CO2 stunning is, from the point of view of animal welfare, a “torturous stunning method, because the pigs suffer from pain and panic for up to 60 seconds”, says project manager Sabrina Gurtner, Animal Welfare Foundation. Already 10 years ago, the European Food Safety Authority EFSA asked the Member States to phase out stunning by CO2, as it is no humane method. “Now the European Parliament has for the first time addressed this topic”, declares Sabrina Gurtner.
Posted on 13/03/2015
During its 310th session the Intergroup called on the Commission to phase out killing methods which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as soon as possible.
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 15/01/2015
As a new ban on the import of horsemeat from Mexico to the EU comes into effect, Eurogroup for Animals, along with a coalition of international animal welfare organisations, today calls on the European Commission to apply similar bans elsewhere.
Posted on 18/12/2014
Following initial indications that the proposed new regulation on organic farming would be scrapped from the European Commission's work programme for 2015, the final programme, adopted on Tuesday 16 December by the College of Commissioners, shows that the EU institutions now have six months to seek an agreement on the law or else alternative action will be taken.
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