Posted on 29/06/2011
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the vote yesterday by the Dutch Parliament which makes stunning prior to slaughter, including for religious slaughter obligatory in the Netherlands. This is a step forward for animal welfare as it ends the exemption for religious slaughter where animals are killed fully conscious without stunning on religious grounds and this will alleviate the suffering of up to one million animals in The
Posted on 22/06/2011
Eurogroup for Animals has today launched a campaign, Clone-Free-Food, and a Declaration to gather support to end as soon as possible the use of cloning for food production in Europe.
The campaign encourages European citizens, politicians and companies, especially food producers and retailers, to show their opposition to cloning by signing the Declaration. During Eurogroup for Animals Annual General Meeting today, Kartika Liotard MEP, rapporteur of the recent Novel Foods directive review became the first signatory to the declaration and encouraged as many people as possible to share her concerns.
Posted on 20/06/2011
Eurogroup’s Dutch member society “Dierenbescherming” called for a thorough investigation after the farming press publicized an undercover investigation showing dying and injured pigs.
Posted on 16/06/2011
Despite efforts done Sweden has not yet brought its policy for the protection of endangered wolves into line with EU rules on nature protection. On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the European Commission has therefore decided to send a reasoned opinion requesting Sweden to amend its wolf policy. Sweden has two months to comply. If it fails to do so, the Commission may refer the case to the EU Court of Justice.
Posted on 09/06/2011
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the European Parliament's threat to block the ratification of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement if the Canadian government did not withdraw its challenge to the EU ban on seal products at the World Trade Organisation.
Posted on 07/06/2011
In view of the plenary vote on EU-Canada Trade Resolution scheduled tomorrow at the European Parliament, Humane Society International (HSI), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) together with Eurogroup for Animals issued a briefing in which we strongly urge Members of the European Parliament to support amendment 10 on seal product trade ban.
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