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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Presentation of the film “Kangaroo, a Love-Hate Story”

On 23/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 6th March 2018, Anja Hazekamp MEP, Vice-President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, will host a seminar on the trade with kangaroo products which will take place from 9:30-13:00 in room PHS 1C51, European Parliament, Brussels. The central part of this event will be the screening of the film “Kangaroo – A Love-Hate Story”, […]

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Save the date: achieving coexistence with large carnivores in the EU

On 12/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 7th March 2018, the Humane Society International/Europe, Luonto-Liiton susiryhmä and Eurogroup for Animals will hold an event at the European Parliament to discuss the various possible solutions and strategies that Member States have at their disposal to achieve long term coexistence with large carnivores for the benefit of people and wildlife conservation. The event will […]

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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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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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