The set-up of the EP committee of inquiry on animal transport & the animal welfare related work programme of the Bulgarian Presidency

On 19/01/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals has met yesterday to discuss about the set-up of the EP committee of inquiry on animal transport. Additionally, it presented the animal welfare priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency Programme. Pascal Durand (Greens/EFA, FR) one of the initiators of the EP Inquiry on animal transport presented the […]

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EXHIBITION Make Fur History

On 15/01/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The tide is turning against the practice of fur production within the EU as concerns about animal welfare and the ethics of fur continue to grow. Various European countries like the United Kingdom, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, the Republic of Macedonia have already prohibited fur farming and the Netherlands, Czechia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia are […]

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Open letter to his Excellency Yu Kangzhen, Vice Minister of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)

On 15/01/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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  On behalf of the Members of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals I would like to extend congratulations on your impressive speech during the World Conference on Farm Animal Welfare which was held on 12th and 13th October in Hangzhou, China. We are confident that you will strive to […]

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Commissioner Andriukaitis on the state-of-play and latest developments on animal welfare

On 13/12/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Yesterday afternoon, Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety,  addressed the Animal Welfare Intergroup on the state-of-play and latest developments on animal welfare (link to his presentation). His speech was followed by a lively debate with MEPs. Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI), President of the Intergroup complimented the Commissioner on having almost […]

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Brexit and how Britain’s withdrawal will affect animal welfare in the EU and the United Kingdom.

On 16/11/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today’s Intergroup meeting was dedicated to the Brexit and how Britain’s withdrawal will affect animal welfare in the EU and the United Kingdom. David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs, RSPCA- Royal Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals gave a presentation about the opportunities and threats for animal welfare in Britain’s post Brexit. This […]

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News on the welfare of equidae and launch of a new working group on cage free farming

On 27/10/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The 341st session of the Intergroup on 26 October was dedicated to to the welfare of equidae and saw the launch of a new working group of the Intergroup on cage free farming . For the first time ever the Intergroup debated about the welfare of dairy donkeys. The demand for donkey milk, known for its […]

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Roundtable debate with Commissioner Malmstrom on Trade & Animal Welfare

On 27/10/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During a productive roundtable debate on animal welfare and the future of ethical trade, which took place on 18th October in the European Parliament in Brussels, Cecilia Malmström, the EU-Commissioner for Trade  supported the crucial need to better protect animals in EU trade policy. 90 percent of European consumers want imported products to respect animal welfare standards […]

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Wildlife rescue centres call for EU support and recognition   

On 05/10/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals has met today to discuss about the welfare of confiscated animals and the role of rescue centres. This issue will be debated at the upcoming CITES Standing Committee meeting, in the context of the implementation of CITES Resolution 17.8 on disposal of illegally traded specimens, adopted […]

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Announcement of a roundtable debate on fur labelling

On 20/09/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 27th September, the Vice-President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, Pascal Durand MEP (Greens/EFA, FR)  and  Intergroup Member, John Flack MEP (ECR, UK) will be hosting a roundtable debate on the issue of fur labelling and the implementation of the EU Textile Regulation, during which the report  ‘Mislabelled and Misleading: Fur Labelling Problems in […]

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The routine mutilation of pigs

On 15/09/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Following-up on the “End Pig Pain Exhibition” which was held this week in the European Parliament in Strasbourg   the Intergroup has dedicated its September session to the routine mutilation of pigs. Jeppe Kofod (S&D, DK), the Chairman of the Intergroup’s working group on pig welfare stressed in his introductory remarks that the situation for pig […]

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