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Posted on 10/09/2012
Cooperl Arc Atlantique, a major group of French pig breeders accounting for 20% of the whole pig production in France, announced it will propose plans designed to completely stop the castration of piglets by March 2013. Eurogroup applauds the decision, which will positively impact the lives of an estimated 5 million pigs a year.
Posted on 05/09/2012
The EU needs to recognise the need for tests not involving animals and to act to develop and validate these alternative test methods urges Eurogroup for Animals.
Posted on 30/08/2012
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE), in which several of Eurogroup’s members are actively involved, reports that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently rejected testing proposals for two substances. Eurogroup applauds this decision as it will have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of animals.
Posted on 21/08/2012
In light of new EU welfare rules, which are set to come into force as of 1 January 2013, Eurogroup praises UK animal welfare organisations RSPCA and CIWF for highlighting the plight of pigs in intensive farming systems and encourage consumers to opt for high welfare products.
Posted on 16/08/2012
Eurogroup welcomes the initiative taken by the Dutch animal welfare organisation ‘Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit’ which has submitted a complaint against the trainer of circus elephant Betty for systematically harming Betty under the guise of entertainment.
Posted on 10/08/2012
Information on progress made in two EU-funded projects bringing together practical experience and expertise in the area of control posts and transport of live animals has been released online.
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