Posted on 06/03/2015
China has imposed a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa. Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the temporary ban as being a first step forward, but regrets to observe that this falls short of addressing the root issue in the country - its large stockpile of legal ivory that provides for a legitimate domestic market.
Posted on 03/03/2015
Eurogroup for Animals supports the UN’s World Wildlife Day and calls on the European institutions, especially the European Commission to take its responsibilities seriously and to act today to make a difference. The illegal trade in endangered animal and plant species amounts to USD 19 billion and after drug trafficking, trade in counterfeit products, and trafficking in human beings, the most lucrative source of illegal earnings.
Posted on 02/03/2015
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 25/02/2015
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes today’s announcement at European Pet night by Julie Girling MEP that she is proposing an own initiative report on responsible equidae ownership.
Posted on 25/02/2015
Over 200 chemicals that needed to be tested on animals will now use the reduction method, with the potential to prevent hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of animals' lives being wasted in needless studies for REACH regulation.
Posted on 24/02/2015
Amid continued uncertainty surrounding the future of the Commission's organic farming proposal, the Rapporteur in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, Sirpa Pietikäinen, has taken the first step towards ensuring better recognition of animal welfare in organic farming.
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