Posted on 21/01/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the mention of farm animal and wild animal welfare in the draft Resolution discussed today at the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament. This has been made possible thanks to the actions of Eurogroup for Animals in raising awareness on the need for cooperation between the EU and Vietnam on the welfare of farm animals and wildlife.
Posted on 20/01/2014
From 21 to 23 January 2014, the European Fur Information Centre (a pro-fur trade body) will hold an exhibition at the European Parliament to promote the fur industry. In a recent Parliament Magazine advertisement promoting this event, they have invited everyone, including the ‘nay-sayers’, to join them in their discussion of ‘animal welfare, ethics, sustainability, socioeconomics and the future of fur’.
Posted on 17/01/2014
On Wednesday 22 January, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee will vote on the draft opinion concerning the future EU Regulation on animal health. The vote presents an opportunity for Members of the European Parliament to help ensure that the proposed law will address animal diseases in a more holistic way.
Posted on 18/12/2013
Today the Commission has adopted two proposals on the cloning of animals kept and reproduced for farming purposes and on the placing on the market of food from animal clones. Eurogroup welcomes these long awaited proposals which call for a ban on cloning, however as the legislation stands, there are too many gaps which will allow cloning to continue unchecked against the wishes of Europe’s citizens and which will result in cloning physically taking place in the European Union.
Posted on 13/12/2013
The European Commission has made available the latest statistics (Seventh Statistical Report by the European Commission for data collected by 26 Member States for the year 2011, and one member state for 2010) on animals used in experiments in the EU.
Posted on 06/12/2013
A letter from José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, suggests a degree of contempt for those many EU citizens who are concerned about animal welfare as well as for the requirements of the Treaty in this area and the rule of law.
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