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Posted on 14/05/2014
Eurogroup for Animals, the federation of European animal welfare organisations, urgently calls on citizens to vote in next week’s European Elections. Each vote by Europe’s citizens will determine the future lives and wellbeing of billions of animals and every vote counts. Despite the recognition of the sentience of animals in the Lisbon Treaty, the EU has only attempted to govern the welfare of animals for economic purposes. International free trade agreements like the one currently being negotiated with the USA also further water down the rather limited legal protection of animals in Europe. Luckily, over the last months more than 200 election candidates from all 28 European member states have signed a pledge stating that they will work on substantial improvements for animal welfare in the coming five year Parliamentary term.
Posted on 12/05/2014
As part of its #vote4animals campaign Eurogroup for Animals has today launched a brand new tool designed to help European citizens choose who they vote for in the upcoming elections. The tool also allows candidates standing for election to add a profile and show their commitment to animal welfare.
Posted on 08/05/2014
First EC equine expert meeting shows Europe must act on horse welfare
Posted on 30/04/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to hold its first ever equine expert meeting in Brussels on 7 May 2014. The meeting will gather experts from across European Member States to explore the state of play on equine welfare across Europe and the role of regulation.
Posted on 17/04/2014
Eurogroup for Animals hopes that the vote on 17 April 2014 in the Plenary in Strasbourg on the Resolution on the state of play of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will endorse the resolution drafted by Jan Zahradil MEP and ensure that animal welfare standards are included in the agreement.
Posted on 16/04/2014
Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of making multiple improvements to the future EU Regulation on animal health (COM(2013)260) by voting in favour of the overwhelming majority of amendments that had been adopted in the Parliament's Agriculture Committee report. Led by Marit Paulsen, Rapporteur of the Agriculture Committee for this dossier, the agreed amendments should ensure a more focused and holistic approach to the prevention and control of animal diseases which are transmissible among animals or to humans.
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