Posted on 16/05/2012
The European Food Safety Authority, the EU risk assessment body for food and feed safety, published an interesting recommendation based on the latest scientific evidence on exposing the major welfare problems of cattle kept for beef production and the welfare in intensive calf farming systems.
Posted on 15/05/2012
Eurogroup welcomes the note presented by the Swedish delegation to the Council of the European Union on the enforcement of the general requirement to stun animals before slaughter. The issue was raised during this week’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council Meeting in Brussels.
Posted on 14/05/2012
Eurogroup for Animals called on the European Commission to ban the cloning animals for food production during a Working Group organised by DG Consumer to help prepare its impact assessment on Cloning which also follows the opening of a public consultation on the subject.
Posted on 08/05/2012
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has adopted today the draft opinion by Kartika Liotard MEP on the protection of animals during transport.
Posted on 07/05/2012
On 3 May, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the cloning of animals for food production. The consultation will run until 3 September and will feed into a Commission impact assessment prior to publishing their proposal on cloning expected early 2013.
Posted on 04/05/2012
The European Commission is currently collecting data from EU Member States on their level of compliance with Directive (EC) 2001/88 for the protection of pigs, which among other requirements introduces a ban on the use of individual stalls for pregnant sows and gilts as of 1 January 2013.
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