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Posted on 20/03/2012
Forecasts presented by the European Commission predict that pig producers are unlikely to comply with Directive (EC) 2001/88 laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs when it comes into force next year on 1 January 2013.
Posted on 13/03/2012
Eurogroup made available a briefing summarising our main concerns over the situation of dogs and cats in the EU. It is estimated that approximately 197 million companion animals are owned by households in the EU. This includes around 64 million pet cats and 60 million pet dogs. Whilst many are loved and cared for as members of the family, a wide range of welfare issues can affect dogs and cats in the EU.
Posted on 12/03/2012
Horrifying reports recently revealed that 2700 of the 5600 cattle that were carried from Brazil to Egypt to be slaughtered for food died on board the vessel Gracia Del Mar as result of extreme weather conditions in the Mediterranean and after being refused permission to dock at Port Said, Egypt. The health status of the surviving animals upon arrival was also noted as very poor.
Posted on 06/03/2012
Danish Member Organisation Dyrenes Beskyttelse, represented by Director Britta Riis, handed over personally last week a formal complaint to Harry Vassallo, member of the cabinet of European Commissioner for Health and Consumers John Dalli. The complaint concerned the illegal practice of tail docking carried out on pigs in Danish farms, which has sadly become routine in the country as 99% of all pigs are subjected to this unnecessary and painful surgery, only intended to adapt them to intensive production systems.
Posted on 01/03/2012
UK Government announces it will pursue a ban on wild animals in circuses, but in the mean time implement a licensing system.
Posted on 29/02/2012
On the occasion of the conference on animal welfare “Implementing animal welfare through the new EU Strategy; consumer power and market opportunities” organised by the Danish Presidency of the European Union, Eurogroup for Animals released a briefing paper calling on the EU not to substitute legislation with a laissez-faire approach, letting the market take the lead.
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