Posted on 29/09/2011
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes today the European Commission decision to take further steps towards referring Italy and Spain to the Court of Justice for failing to respect EU rules on issues related to the well-being of animals.
Posted on 28/09/2011
Following today's session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, we've now collected 285 support signatures to the Written Declaration 26/2011 on dog population management in the European Union. The good news is that deadline is extended until Thursday 13 October! However, 84 signatures are still needed. Eurogroup therefore urges you contact your own Member of the European Parliament and urge them to sign the Written Declaration before 13 October 2011, when it will lapse.
Posted on 27/09/2011
To be adopted the declaration must be signed by at least 369 MEPs (so far more than 255 have signed it). Eurogroup therefore urges you contact your own Member of the European Parliament and urge them to
sign the Written Declaration before 6 October 2011, when it will lapse.
Posted on 23/09/2011
Today marks the final phase in the countdown to the European Union ban on the use of conventional battery cages for laying hens. In 100 days these cages will be outlawed and the welfare of millions of laying hens will be improved. To mark this milestone Eurogroup for Animals has launched a campaign for one final push to maintain pressure on European authorities, national governments and major egg users to ensure this ban is respected and that no further extensions or derogations are granted. You can find out more about the conditions these chickens have been kept in and what you can do to free them by visiting http://layinghens.eurogroupforanimals.org
Posted on 20/09/2011
Eurogroup for Animals is extremely disappointed that in the draft proposals on the future Common Agriculture Policy leaked recently the Commission does not address the concerns of millions of EU citizens who call for improved welfare for farm animals and for more sustainable agriculture. Animal welfare is not stated as an objective of the reformed policy and no basic payment will be given to farmers to improve it. In addition, the Commission does not respect its commitment from 2005 to stop granting subsidies for live cattle exports to third countries and the associated animal welfare problems caused by long distance transport will therefore continue.
Posted on 19/09/2011
Trade liberalisation is being promoted as a mean of achieving peace and development. After the structural reforms of the 1980s, the international community engaged in the 1990s in a new episode of liberalisation with the reform of the multilateral trading system (from GATT to WTO) coupled with another wave of economic liberalisation (the so called “Doha Development Round”). As a component of civil society, animal welfare organisations are scrutinising the impact of trade rules on environmental, social and domestic policies. They are also examining closely the consequences of trade liberalisation on developing countries.
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