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Posted on 24/02/2012
Researchers from Duke University have conducted an experiment framed as a marketing study to test if the use of chimpanzees in entertainment media (e.g. commercials, movies) influences how the public perceive their conservation status and suitability as pets.
Posted on 22/02/2012
Eurogroup for Animals is horrified by the report published recently by the Food and Veterinary Office on the state of Spanish slaughterhouses. The report follows an audit carried out in May 2011 which aimed at evaluating the official controls related to slaughter and processing of fresh meat, in particular fresh ovine and equine meat.
Posted on 21/02/2012
Last Thursday, France 2, one of the main French TV Channels broadcast a report titled: “What’s behind meat in France”.
Posted on 14/02/2012
Eurogroup for Animals is extremely disappointed by plans unveiled by the European Commission to introduce obligatory 90-day feeding trials for GMOs in implementing rules due to be discussed with stakeholders today. This proposal goes against the latest scientific advice from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published in January this year. This advice states that it should only be carried out on a case-by-case basis as determined by EFSA itself which has so far been the case.
Posted on 09/02/2012
Several NGOs working at EU and International level in various areas including Eurogroup have sent a joint letter to European Commissioner for Health & Consumers John Dalli. The letter comes in response to the publication by the European Food Safety Authority of a worrying technical guidance document that would start authorisations for food derived from genetically modified (GM) animals without thorough public debate or appropriate assessment of the impacts of such developments.
Posted on 07/02/2012
Today at the extraordinary Animal Welfare Intergroup session held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Commissioner for Health & Consumers John Dalli and Members of the European Parliament Dan Jørgensen and Marit Paulsen, respectively President and Honorary Secretary of the Intergroup, discussed the new EU animal welfare strategy which was unveiled by the European Commission on 19 January 2012.
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