Intergroup meeting: dairy cow welfare in the EU

On 19/04/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals met on Thursday 19 April to discuss the welfare of dairy cattle. The European Union counts 24.5 million dairy cows distributed among 1.7 million farms. The intensification of the dairy industry following the end of milk quotas raised serious concerns on animal welfare. The Intergroup wished […]

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Roundtable discussion on spring hunting and other derogations from the EU Birds Directive.

On 20/03/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 22 March, Anja Hazekamp MEP (GUE/NGL – Netherlands), Vice-President of the Intergroup, will host a roundtable on spring hunting and other derogations from the EU Birds Directive. The event will welcome Chris Packham, TV-presenter and wildlife expert, Nicholas Barbara from Birdlife Malta, representatives from DG environment as well as Keith Taylor MEP (Greens/EFA, […]

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Intergroup meeting: Animal Welfare at the time of slaughter

On 15/03/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals met today to discuss the welfare of animals at the time of slaughter. The presenters outlined some of the persisting problems and highlighted opportunities for better enforcement of existing EU legislation and for initiatives that can eventually lead to an improvement of legislation, both at national […]

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Achieving coexistence with large carnivores in the EU

On 08/03/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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      Brussels, 8th March 2018 – Following the recent publication of a study entitled ‘Large Carnivore Management Plans of Protection: Best Practices in EU Member States,’ a group of MEPs and policy and conservation experts met yesterday at the European Parliament to address the issue. The study, published by the European Parliament’s Committee on […]

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Screening of the film ‘Kangaroo- A Love-Hate Story’ and debate on the trade with kangaroo products

On 07/03/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On the 6th of March, MEP Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL) hosted the European première of the film ‘Kangaroo- A Love-Hate Story’ in the European Parliament. During the event, discussions took place with the film’s Director and Australian politicians. The documentary reveals the disturbing truth on the kangaroo industry in Australia. If the kangaroo image is widely used […]

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MEPs call for worldwide ban of animal testing for cosmetics

On 23/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On February 20, the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) unanimously voted for a resolution on a global end to animal testing for cosmetics. The resolution calls on the Presidents of the EU institutions, the Commission, the Council, and the Member States to advocate for a worldwide ban on […]

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The welfare of broiler chickens

On 08/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals has met today to discuss about the welfare of broiler chickens. Industrial broiler chicken production is the predominant model and was developed after World War II to supply the market with large amounts of relatively cheap meat. This type of industry is continuing to expand on […]

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Letter to the German car industry on the use of primates

On 08/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Three German carmakers commissioned or supported studies in 2014 which exposed monkeys and humans to exhaust fumes and nitrogen dioxide. The studies were never published and were conducted by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT), which was dissolved last year amid controversy over its work. The tests took place […]

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Screening of the film “A dog’s life” the strays of Sarajevo

On 29/01/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Tomorrow evening, the Member the Animal Welfare Intergroup, Davor Škrlec MEP (Greens/EFA CR),  and Eurogroup for Animals will present Maria Slough’s film “A Dog’s Life’, which will be screened during an event taking place from 19.00 – 21.30 in room ASP A1 G3, at the European Parliament in Brussels. The gathering will open with a […]

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Successful outcome of the exhibition “Make Fur History”

On 26/01/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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This week, the ECR Members, Ryszard Legutko MEP, Jadwiga Wiśniewska MEP, Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk MEP, Stanisław Ożóg MEP and Valdemar Tomaševski MEP together with the NGOs Fur Free Alliance, Otwarte Klatki and Eurogroup for Animals held a very successful exhibition which was titled “Make Fur History- why the fur industry belongs in the […]

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