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Posted on 06/12/2013
A letter from José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, suggests a degree of contempt for those many EU citizens who are concerned about animal welfare as well as for the requirements of the Treaty in this area and the rule of law.
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 29/11/2013
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the official approval of the 7th Environmental Action Programme, also known as the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, as it focuses on better enforcement of existing environment legislation, recognises the need to improve policy cohesion and the use green public procurement, and includes thematic objectives on protection of natural capital, resource efficiency and protection of citizens’ health. However, Eurogroup remains disappointed that the programme has failed to take this opportunity to fully integrate animal welfare into environment policy.
Posted on 27/11/2013
Eurogroup for Animals urges all of the European Commissioners at their weekly meeting today to stand firm and prevent the sale and import of food from cloned animals respecting the wishes of Europe’s citizens and to introduce legislation this year that will actively stop cloning taking place in the European Union.
Posted on 15/11/2013
Over the coming years, Eurogroup for Animals and the Dutch steering group ‘Boars2018’ will cooperate closely in Europe. By doing so, both parties aim to contribute to the realisation of the EU target to bring an end to the castration of pigs in the entire European Union by 2018.
Posted on 06/11/2013
Eurogroup for Animals today launched its campaign to put animal welfare at the heart of the European Elections and make animal welfare an issue that gets citizens to vote and make a difference. In the year of the citizens the distance between the EU institutions and European citizens seems larger than ever. We need to engage the members of the next European Parliament, as the only directly elected EU institution, to bridge the gap between a world of paper and the interests of citizens and animals, of flesh and blood.
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