Posted on 25/03/2015
Today, 25 March, Eurogroup participated in a European Commission stakeholder round table meeting to discuss the latest progress and state of play in the process of the impact assessment being carried out by the Commission to develop criteria to determine endocrine disruptors. Participants from the meeting included industry sector representatives, and health, consumer, environment and animal welfare NGOs.
Posted on 25/03/2015
We are very happy to invite you to the next Eurogroup for Animals AGM to be held in Brussels on 17 and 18 June 2015! The programme is being finalised, but we can already reveal some useful information. Like last year, it will be a two-day event. The first day is open to all Eurogroup member organisation staff, whereas the second day is limited to two representatives per member organisation (CEO/senior level).
Posted on 24/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals is the pan-European animal advocacy organisation that unites the voices of the leading national and international animal welfare organisations. We work to improve the welfare of as many animals as possible, as quickly as possible by leading and delivering coordinated advocacy and campaigns at EU level. We are passionate about building a Europe where animals are respected as individuals and their welfare is maximised.
Posted on 18/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomed the debate held today at the European Parliament and hosted by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI) and Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) concerning the controversial new business of trophy hunting of canned lions.
Posted on 16/03/2015
Eurogroup and our member organisation ANDA have been in contact with Commission officials and representatives of the EU reference laboratory for biotoxins in Spain to obtain information on the status of the implementation of the alternative method for biotoxin testing. It appears that all Member States now comply with the legislation and no longer use the animal method.
Posted on 13/03/2015
European animal welfare organisations and political parties have been criticising the stunning of slaughter pigs with carbon dioxide for years. CO2 stunning is, from the point of view of animal welfare, a “torturous stunning method, because the pigs suffer from pain and panic for up to 60 seconds”, says project manager Sabrina Gurtner, Animal Welfare Foundation. Already 10 years ago, the European Food Safety Authority EFSA asked the Member States to phase out stunning by CO2, as it is no humane method. “Now the European Parliament has for the first time addressed this topic”, declares Sabrina Gurtner.
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