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Posted on 03/06/2015
Today the European Commission published their response to the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) ‘Stop Vivisection’. The success of this ECI reaching the required million signatures highlighted the fact that animal testing remains a great concern for the citizens of the EU and these concerns must be addressed.
Posted on 02/06/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the informal agreement that has been reached this week by MEPs, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the European Commission on the proposed EU Animal Health Law, and congratulates MEP Marit Paulsen (ALDE, SE) for her leadership in the Parliament on this file.
Posted on 28/05/2015
The visit, initiated by Eurogroup for Animals which holds the secretariat for the Intergroup on the Conservation and Welfare of Animals, took place on the 22 May at the premises of EURL ECVAM ((EU reference laboratory for alternatives to animal testing) at the JRC (Joint Research Centre) in Ispra.
Posted on 28/05/2015
The Norwegian government is removing the state subsidies to the Norwegian fur farms. As a result of the negotiations between the government and Norway’s largest farmers’ union, a total of 2.2 million euro is removed in state subsidies for the fur farmers out of 4.9 million euro.
Posted on 21/05/2015
In a letter handed over to representatives of the Finnish parliament today, international animal protection coalitions Eurogroup for Animals and Fur Free Alliance call upon the Finnish government to ban fur farming.
Posted on 18/05/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the announcement by Gaël De Rotalier from the European Commission’s DG Environment that the Commission will work on the Action Plan on illegal wildlife trade and that it should be ready by the end of this year. The announcement was made during a conference on “Combating Wildlife Crime” organised by FACE and the Intergroup for Biodiversity, Hunting and Countryside at the European Parliament on 12 may 2015.
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