Intergroup debate: the protection of animals during transport within and outside Europe

On 14/06/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals met this morning to discuss the live transport of animals in the European Union. Live transport within and outside Europe concerns over 1 billion of animals each year and raises significant welfare issues. The Intergroup meeting was held on the International Awareness Day Stop Live Transport, […]

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Photo planned to mark International Awareness Day: Stop live transport

On 13/06/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Please note that tomorrow, on 14th June is the yearly Stop Live Transport: International Awareness Day. For this, people across the planet, will gather to show their opposition to long distance live animal transport. We warmly invite all MEPs to join for a group photo with like-minded Members supporting the initiative. The picture will be taken between […]

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Round table: Seizing the day for Fish Welfare

On 06/06/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, the European Parliament hosted the first ever high level political event, ‘Seize the day for fish welfare’, gathering fish professionals and political stakeholders to discuss the welfare of fish. At this occasion experts, farmers, and certifiers voiced the value and importance of addressing welfare while MEP’s shared the political process they are pursuing to […]

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Intergroup meeting: ivory trade in the EU

On 31/05/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today’s Intergroup meeting was dedicated to ivory trade in the EU. Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking have reached record levels and threaten the very existence of the species. EU regulations allow the sale of antique worked ivory, acquired before March 1947. But EU Member States serve both as a transit hub to smuggle illegal ivory […]

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Cruelty Free International’s “Parliamentarian of the month” award offered to the Intergroup

On 31/05/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals is proud to receive the “Parliamentarian of the month” award from Cruelty Free International. During this morning Intergroup Session, the MEPs of the Intergroup were granted this award for their efforts in favour of the resolution supporting a global ban on cosmetics testing on animals adopted […]

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Upcoming conference: a future beyond world hunger and other crises

On 25/05/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Conference “A future beyond world hunger and other crises” will take place on Thursday 7th June from 1.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. in the room A1 E2 of the European Parliament. The key speaker of the event will be the well-known Australian philanthropist, Philip Wollen. The conference will address the most pressing issues of our times and discuss […]

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Parliament votes to end cosmetics testing on animals worldwide

On 03/05/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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(Brussels – 2 May 2018) The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals is celebrating the adoption of a resolution supporting a global ban on cosmetics testing on animals today. The European Parliament voted in favour of the resolution to end animal testing in cosmetics everywhere and forever. Presidents of the European Parliament, Commission […]

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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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