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Preparing for the 17th Conference of the Parties to the CITES

On 07/07/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, the Intergroup on Welfare and Conservation of Animals met to discuss the proposals and working documents submitted by the Parties and the EU’s strategic objectives for the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to be held in […]

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Science without animals in Europe?

On 01/07/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 28th June, the Group of Socialists and Democrats, the Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing and the Johns Hopkins University have held a seminar at the European Parliament titled “science without animals in Europe?” The event which was sponsored by Animal Welfare Intergroup Member Isabella de Monte (S&D, IT) brought together representatives of […]

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Janusz Wojciechowski,  winner of this year’s EU4Animals award

On 27/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the Annual Conference of Eurogroup for Animals, on Wednesday 22 June 2016, Janusz Wojciechowski, the former President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals has won this year’s EU4Animals award. This award was created in 2014 to recompense an EU-policy maker or entity with outstanding merits for the improvement of animal welfare policy […]

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Exhibition – The Secret of the Cage Age: Rabbit Farming in the EU

On 15/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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From 20 – 23 June 2016, Compassion in World Farming will be holding the exhibition “The Secret of the Cage Age: Rabbit Farming in the EU“ in the Forum Area, ASP3D at  the European Parliament in Brussels. The exhibition will be hosted by  Stefan Bernhard Eck  MEP (GUE/NGL, DE), Vice-President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup  and has the objective to raise […]

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Debate on Trade and Animal Welfare

On 09/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today,  the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals hosted a meeting in Strasbourg’s European Parliament. It was a unique opportunity to discuss the interlinkages between EU trade policy and animal welfare. The topic of the meeting, which was moderated by the Intergroup President Sirpa Pietikäinen, was the potential for international trade policy to […]

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Election of Sirpa Pietikainen as new President and appointment of Jadwiga Wisniewska and Petras Austrevicius as Vice-presidents of the Animal Welfare Intergroup

On 09/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation has elected Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI) as new President. She will chair the Intergroup until the end of this term. The other candidate for President was Jørn Dohrmann (ECR-DK). Mrs Pietikäinen is one of the outstanding promoters for animal welfare in the European Parliament and on […]

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Guided visit of the pig farm “Wolkenhoeve” in Geel, Flanders

On 03/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On June 2, Eurogroup for Animals and the office of Jeppe Kofod (S&D, DK), leader of the working group on pig welfare of the Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, organised a guided visit of the pig farm “Wolkenhoeve” (http://www.wolkenhoeve.be/) in Geel (Flanders, Belgium). Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, NL) and Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE) […]

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Protecting Wildlife Through International Trade Policy

On 28/05/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wendesday 1 June, Pavel Poc, the Honorary President  of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, will host the event  “Protecting Wildlife Through International Trade Policy”. It will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 pm  in room P7C050  at the European Parliament  in Brussels This event seeks to explore the opportunities that international trade policy offers for the protection of wildlife. With […]

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Forthcoming event on the exotic pet trade

On 26/05/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 15th June ‘MEPs for Wildlife’ and the EPP Group  together with Pro Wildlife, AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection and Eurogroup for Animals will hold a seminar titled “The exotic pet trade and the EU, towards an EU regulation?”     There are more than 200 million pets in Europe including mammals, birds, reptiles, […]

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Debate on the animal welfare concerns of foie gras production

On 12/05/2016, in All posts, Farm Animals, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The title of today’s meeting of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals in the European Parliament in Strasbourg was: ‘Foie gras: The cruelty behind the delicacy’. The speakers illustrated the present situation of foie gras production in Europe, in relation to scientific knowledge on animal welfare, the perception of French citizens, and […]

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