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One single planet: exhibition on the most pressing sustainability issues

On 03/07/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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From 29 June – 2 July 2015, AW-Intergroup Vice-President Anja Hazekamp MEP (GUE/NGL, NL) hosted an exhibition in the European Parliament’s Forum Bar Area, which focused on the documentary ‘One Single Planet’ by Robert van Tellingen and Henk Harding. One Single Planet which was co-produced by the Nicolas G. Pierson Foundation and the Dutch Party […]

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Ground-breaking report on the health and welfare of EU horses, donkeys and mules published today

On 11/06/2015, in All posts, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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At today’s Intergroup session in Strasbourg Eurogroup for Animals and World Horse Welfare published ‘Removing the Blinkers: The health and welfare of European equidae in 2015’, the first ever report to investigate the scale of the horse sector in Europe, legislation affecting it and the key health and welfare challenges of the EU’s equids. During the […]

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Call to stop the Dog Meat Festival on 21st June in Yulin, China

On 09/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup has sent a letter to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union  urging the  relevant Chinese authorities to  fully revoke the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin China,  which has been introduced some years ago to celebrate the solstice on 21st June.  This gruesome event is unacceptable on animal […]

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Appeal to all MEPs to sign written declaration 22/2015 on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare

On 09/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Animal Welfare Intergroup Members Jacqueline Foster (ECR), Janusz Wojciechowski (ECR), Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL), Marlene Mizzi (S&D), Jörg Leichtfried (S&D), Pavel Poc (S&D), Marit Paulsen (ALDE), Catherine Bearder (ALDE), Ivo Vajgl (ALDE), Keith Taylor (Verts/ALE), Franc Bogovič (PPE) have recently published the written declaration 22/2015 on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare […]

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Commission response to the European Citizens Initiative “Stop Vivisection”

On 05/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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This week the European Commission published their response to the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) ‘Stop Vivisection’. The success of this initiative reaching the required one million signatures has made it clear that animal testing remains a great concern for the EU citizens which must be addressed. It is disappointing to see that the Commission’s response doesn’t propose  funding  for alternatives […]

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Informal agreement on new EU Animal Health Law welcome

On 02/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Animal Welfare Intergroup  welcomes the informal agreement that has been reached this week by MEPs, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the European Commission on the proposed EU Animal Health Law, and congratulates the Honorary president of the Intergroup,  Marit Paulsen (ALDE, SE) for her leadership in the Parliament on this file. Although […]

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Intergroup study visit to the EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing

On 02/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Friday 22 May the Intergroup Members , Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE), Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, NL),  Emil Radev (EFDD, IT) , Marco Zullo (EFDD, IT) as well as Andrea Busetto, Assistant of Mr Zullo, Sandra Gabriel, Assistant of Mr Eck and Karolina Tomaczewska, Political Adviser for animal welfare policy of Mr Wojciechowski have visited the European […]

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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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