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).
Posted on 15/04/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes today’s news that MEPs, Member States and the European Commission have backed their initiative to ensure that all breeders and sellers of pets will have to register themselves from 2020 onwards*.
This success coincides with the airing of a shocking exposé by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) of puppy farming, and which is based on the work of the Ulster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA), one of our members.
Posted on 09/04/2015
Tirana zoo will still reopen its doors after the recent case of a horse attacked by his partner of cage, a buffalo, in front of families and children. The Donkey Sanctuary with Eurogroup for Animals sent a joint letter to the EU mission in Tirana and the EU Albanian mission in Brussels, remembering them the requirements of the Directive 1999/22/EC on zoos.
Posted on 31/03/2015
Following the latest fur farm scandal in the Czech Republic, Eurogroup for Animals and Fur Free Alliance call on the Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečka, to ban fur farming in the Czech Republic.
Posted on 30/03/2015
Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee have now tabled over 400 amendments to the Commission proposal on organic farming. The amendments, which will be discussed and voted on in the coming weeks, include several that aim to improve the consideration of animal welfare in organic farming. Eurogroup for Animals has been advocating for higher welfare standards in organic systems in recognition that more stringent and harmonized rules are needed to better protect both animals and consumers that care about the animals used in organic systems.
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