Posted on 03/10/2014
Earlier this year the European Commission published the long awaited proposal for a new Regulation on organic farming and production (2014/0100 (COD)). The proposal, which could replace Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 following a period of transition, aims to improve the existing legislation on organic production to better support its sustainable development, guarantee fair competition for farmers and operators, and maintain consumer confidence in organic products. But will the proposal really help reach its objective?
Posted on 18/09/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the election of Janusz Wojciechowski MEP as the new President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals during its first meeting of the new Parliamentary term.
Posted on 17/09/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes yesterday’s endorsement of the European Commission’s proposal to revise the rules for the identification of horses by EU Member States. This makes the European system for the registration and identification of horses in the EU more reliable and safer as it will reduce the number of passport issuing offices (PIOs), mandate the creation of central databases for equines in each Member State and include all horses born since 1 January 2009.
Posted on 22/08/2014
The 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences starts this Sunday 24th August. It brings together over 1000 participants from all over the world offering the ideal opportunity for dialogue and cooperation between researchers, scientists, national authorities and regulators, veterinarians and animal welfare organisations under the theme ‘’Humane Science in the 21st Century’’.
Posted on 24/07/2014
Animal welfare coalition calls on the European Commission for a ban on horsemeat imports to stop its torturous production in North and South America. The international animal welfare coalition, formed by Tierschutzbund Zürich (Switzerland), Animal Welfare Foundation (Germany), Animals’ Angels (USA), GAIA (Belgium), Eyes on Animals (Netherlands), L214 (France), supported by Eurogroup for Animals (Brussels), recently discussed with the European Commission the results of its long-term investigation into horsemeat production in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay - responsible for 26’500 tons horsemeat imports.
Posted on 16/07/2014
Eurogroup for animals is shocked that every Member of the European Parliament received last week a gift from several organisations including “Strasbourg pour l’Europe” which included a terrine of Foie Gras in an attempt to convince them of the necessity of maintaining parliamentary sessions in Strasbourg.
Foie gras is the object of much controversy and its production is currently banned in the majority of EU Member States. Indeed only last week India decided to ban the import of foie gras because of animal welfare concerns. We believe that this cruelly produced delicacy is a scandalous gift and should not be accepted by Members of the European Parliament as it perpetuates an industry that is inherently cruel to animals.
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