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Congratulations to the Polish President Andrzey Duda

On 28/05/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals sends its warm congratulations to its former Member Andrzey Duda, who has recently been elected as the President of Poland. We are confident that he will continue to promote animal welfare and conservation issues in Poland, and we wish him every success and the best of luck in his […]

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Better Implementation of Animal Experimentation Directive Instrumental for Ultimate Replacement of Animal use

On 21/05/2015, in All posts, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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At today’s meeting of the Intergroup on the Conservation and Welfare of Animals, the topic discussed was one that remains a great concern for the citizens of the EU and therefore of great importance to the Members of the European Parliament, that of animal experimentation. The Intergroup calls for the strong scrutiny of the implementation […]

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Public hearing on the European Citizen’s Initiative ‘Stop Vivisection’

On 12/05/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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At the European Citizen’s Initiative Hearing held in the European Parliament on the 11 May, there was a lot of passion in the room for those who support an end to animal experiments and also for those supporting scientific advancements where animals are used in experiments. The European Citizens initiative under discussion, entitled ‘Stop Vivisection’, […]

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Rearing rabbits: a major challenge for animal welfare

On 04/05/2015, in Farm Animals, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Strasbourg – During its 311th session the Intergroup on Animal Welfare discussed Rabbit Welfare, its issues and possible solutions. Rabbits are one of the most farmed species in the world, and almost 326 million rabbits are slaughtered for meat production every year in Europe. Most of the rabbits are kept under poor husbandry conditions in […]

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“End Wildlife Trafficking” launch of a new report by the Born Free Foundation

On 14/04/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 14th April at 18.30 to 19.30 hrs Jacqueline Foster, Animal Welfare Intergroup Vice-president and Member of “MEPs for Wildlife” will host an event which will see the launch of a new Born Free Foundation report titled “End Wildlife trafficking”. This report includes recommendations for an EU action plan on illegal wildlife trade and […]

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MEPs call for a complete ban on the sale of foie gras to be put in place in the EP

On 26/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, Intergroup Vice-President, Keith Taylor has sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament, calling for a complete ban on the sale of foie gras to be put in place in the European Parliament on animal welfare grounds. The letter, signed by 36 MEPs from across the political spectrum, asks for this ban […]

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Sirpa Pietikäinen

Congratulations to Sirpa Pietikainen, MEP awards winner 2015 in the category animal welfare

On 19/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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We congratulate Intergroup Vice-President Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI) for having won the MEP award 2015 in the category animal welfare. This is a well-deserved recognition for her constant commitment to the promotion of animal welfare and conservation in the European Union.

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European Commission must ensure proper implementation and enforcement of the Slaughter Regulation immediately

On 12/03/2015, in Farm Animals, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Strasbourg – During its 310th session the Intergroup called on the Commission to phase out killing methods which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as soon as possible. This demand followed presentations by animal welfare […]

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EU regulation on trade in endangered species – The case of trophy hunting, perceived by the South African photo-journalist Ian Michler

On 10/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 17.00-19.30 hrs. Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI), Vice-President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup and Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK), both representing the recently created cross party group “MEPs for Wildlife” will host a seminar about trophy hunting on canned lions, which will cast a critical view on this business that has […]

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Conference – An Eagle Eye on TTIP

On 19/02/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 3rd March 2015, the Humane Society International and  World Animal Protection will hold a conference titled “An Eagle Eye on TTIP- Agriculture, research and sustainable development- what’s on the horizon for TTIP?”   This event will be hosted by David Martin MEP, Honorary Secretary of the Intergroup and will take place in the hotel […]

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