Posted on 06/05/2015
Today, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee will vote on the draft opinion concerning the future EU Regulation on organic farming. The vote is the first important test of whether animal welfare will be better respected in organic farming in the EU, since rules currently may differ widely between member states due in part to various exceptions that exist in the current regulation and due to general underdevelopment of higher animal welfare rules. Eurogroup calls on all Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee to support a positive outcome and build consumer trust in organic animal products
Posted on 30/04/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the Ministerial Request for a revision of the Pig Directive signed by Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden at the first International Pig Welfare Conference in Copenhagen last night. This call for a revision of the EU Pig Directive is an important step towards improving pig welfare across the EU, as it recognises that the current farming systems are largely inadequate and fail to meet even the basic behavioural and physiological requirements of pigs.
Posted on 29/04/2015
Eurogroup for Animals has taken the opportunity of the first International Pig Welfare Conference in Copenhagen to call for action to be taken immediately to address the pig crisis currently being experienced in the EU. Speaking at the event Reineke Hameleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals called on the European Commission to take its responsibilities seriously and publish the long overdue Guidelines on environmental enrichment and strategies to avoid tail docking of pigs, in compliance with the Pigs Directive.
Posted on 28/04/2015
During the past fifteen years three out of four Norwegian fur farms have closed down. In 2014 there were only 262 fur farms left compared with in 1996 when there were 1 277 fur farms in Norway.
Posted on 24/04/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes yesterday’s European Court judgement on live animal transport. It is a major improvement for the welfare of exported live animals as the rules laid down in Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport must apply to the whole journey, including in particular that part outside of the EU territory.
Posted on 21/04/2015
On the 29th and 30th of April, in Copenhagen, the Danish Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries will hold the International conference on pig welfare, with the support of the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare (DCAW).
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