Posted on 13/09/2011
Today the European Commission published its ninth Report on the development, validation, and legal acceptance of alternative methods to animal testing in the field of cosmetics. This report provides detailed information on the development of alternative test methods and shows the number of animals used in cosmetics testing. The data shows that in 2009 in France and Spain alone a total of 344 animals where used compared to 1510 in 2008. The Commission will use the report to decide to maintain the ban to end all tests in 2013 or to extend the deadline.
Posted on 08/09/2011
Following a press article concluding that 75% of animals slaughtered within the EU are not stunned prior to slaughter, Eurogroup for Animals requested immediate response from the European Commission, as it seems the amount of meat coming from animals slaughtered in this way is much higher than the amount required to meet the needs of the religious communities in the EU.
Posted on 08/09/2011
Eurogroup for Animals has today launched its brand new website which raises the issues of animal welfare in Europe. Using the latest technology it allows members of the public to interact with the organisation and it provides a one-stop location for the latest information on its work and how the public can become involved in raising awareness and standards.
Posted on 07/09/2011
Eurogroup urges member states to strictly control the compliance with EU legislation due to come into force in January 2012, which will forbid the use of barren battery cages for the production of eggs.
Posted on 30/08/2011
Eurogroup is relieved that Regina, the Lithuanian chimpanzee has finally been set free after six long years spent in a cage in a dark and unventilated basement, without any distraction and without the company of peers.
Posted on 21/08/2011
Today in Montreal, Canada, the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences starts, bringing together over 900 professionals from over 50 Countries. The congress provides the ideal opportunity for dialogue and cooperation between researchers, scientists, national authorities and regulators, veterinarians and animal welfare organisations under the Motto ‘together it’s possible’.
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