Posted on 07/02/2012
Today at the extraordinary Animal Welfare Intergroup session held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Commissioner for Health & Consumers John Dalli and Members of the European Parliament Dan Jørgensen and Marit Paulsen, respectively President and Honorary Secretary of the Intergroup, discussed the new EU animal welfare strategy which was unveiled by the European Commission on 19 January 2012.
Posted on 06/02/2012
Eurogroup is extremely delighted that the Greek government has banned the use of all animals in circuses following a successful campaign led by Member Organisation GAWF, Animal Defenders International and backed by over 50 local animal protection groups across the country.
Posted on 31/01/2012
Clear evidence shows that animals transported from the EU to Turkey are subjected to horrific conditions at the border between Bulgaria and Turkey. Despite this fact, the welfare of these animals is continuously ignored by the competent authorities and Eurogroup urges the European Commission to take the necessary steps to suspend this inhumane trade immediately.
Posted on 26/01/2012
Eurogroup welcomes the letters of formal notice the European Commission has sent today to 13 Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Romania) requesting for information to take action to address deficiencies in the implementation of European Directive 1999/74/EC which bans the use of barren battery cages for all laying hens in the European Union since 1 January 2012. The list of countries should also include Malta but it is not mentioned in the Commission statement.
Posted on 24/01/2012
The European Parliament has adopted in plenary last week, legislation to implement stricter safety checks on biocides, products ranging from rat poisons to disinfectants. The new provisions reduce animal testing by making data sharing compulsory and encouraging a more flexible and intelligent approach to testing.
Posted on 19/01/2012
Eurogroup for Animals is extremely disappointed by the EU’s new Animal welfare strategy published today which outlines the future actions proposed to improve the treatment and welfare of animals until 2015. This strategy lacks any ambition and is a missed opportunity to highlight the role the EU can play in translating citizens concerns into action. Research clearly shows that European citizens care deeply about animals and expect governments to take responsibility and improve animal welfare. This strategy completely ignores this and the positive impact good animal welfare has on animal health, food safety and quality and sustainability.
Page 40 of 51 pages ‹ First < 38 39 40 41 42 > Last ›