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 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 20/11/2013
Last week, Eurogroup for Animals and the Dutch steering group ‘Boars 2018’ announced their unique cooperation to bring an end to the castration of pigs in the EU by 2018.
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