Posted on 22/04/2014
In our work to improve the welfare of wildlife we collaborate very closely with our dedicated partner AAP Rescue Centre. In collaboration with partners throughout Europe, AAP and Eurogroup are advocating together to inform policymakers and the public about the need for and advantages of a ‘Positive List’ to restrict the keeping of exotic animals, and offering practical solutions and advice on its design and implementation, curbing illegal trade in exotic animals and implementing bans for wild animals in entertainment across the EU. The Project Leader Wildlife is responsible for several target countries by developing and implementing campaign plans. Furthermore, the project leader Wildlife is the linking pin in the European Wildlife welfare community, oversees all relevant developments, brings people together and identifies opportunities. Over the past years, Eurogroup has been very active in putting the welfare of wildlife on the political agenda in a time where national legislation to protect wild animals varies wildlife and there is no overarching EU legislation in place. Together with AAP Rescue Centre and Eurogroup’s members the project leader will further develop and implement the strategic agenda for the coming years.
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.
Posted on 16/04/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the European Parliament's endorsement of a compromise proposal for a Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species voted on at Plenary today. Improvements to the Commission's proposal included additional references to animal welfare such as consideration of non-lethal methods and impacts on non-target species.
Posted on 14/04/2014
On Tuesday 15 April, the European Parliament will vote on the Report of the Agriculture Committee on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Animal Health (COM(2013)0260). Eurogroup for Animals calls on the Members of the Parliament to ensure that the animal welfare improvements adopted in the Agriculture Committee’s report concerning improved prevention of transmissible animal diseases are maintained.
Posted on 26/03/2014
This week the European Commission published the long awaited proposal for a new Regulation on organic farming and production, which would replace Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 following a period of transition. The proposal aims to improve the existing legislation on organic production to better support its sustainable development in the Union, guarantee fair competition for farmers and operators, and maintain consumer confidence in organic products.
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