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Report seminar future animal welfare

On 02/05/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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At the 15th of March 2016 Eurogroup for Animals hosted, jointly with the cross political EP Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, a seminar at the European Parliament. The aim of the seminar was to discuss the future of animal welfare in the European Union by opening a constructive dialogue on the results to be generated from the Joint […]

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Seminar on “sustainable, profitable and welfare-friendly dairy farming in the EU

On 27/04/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Jytte Guteland MEP, the S&D Group, Eurogroup for Animals and the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals warmly invite all  to a seminar titled  “sustainable, profitable and welfare-friendly dairy farming in the EU: the ways forward” which will take place on Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 15:00-17:30 hrs room A3H-1,  EP Brussels Moderator: Elena Nalon, Programme Leader […]

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Many thanks: 134 MEPs have signed the written declaration on trophy hunting

On 21/04/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The written declaration N°3/2016 on trophy hunting by the MEPs Neena Gill (S&D, UK), Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK), Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI), Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D, BE), Eva Kaili(S&D, GR), Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE), Miriam Dalli (S&D, MT), Seb Dance (S&D, UK), Jonás Fernández (S&D, UK), Victor Negrescu (S&D, RO), Bart Staes (Greens/EFA, BE) has been closed for signatures on Monday 18 April. 134 MEPs […]

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#StopTheTrucks ending long distance live animal transportation.

On 15/04/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Yesterday, the Intergroup on Welfare and Conservation of Animals met to discuss the welfare of animals transported over long distances for fattening or slaughtering purposes. During the meeting the new MEP working group on live animal transportation was launched. This strategically important working group is chaired by MEP Maria Noichl (S&D, DE) who together with a […]

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Anja Hazekamp wins MEP awards 2016 in the category animal welfare

On 18/03/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the Parliament Magazine’s 12th  MEP Awards ceremony on 16th March  2016, which took place in the stately  surroundings of the Concert Noble in Brussels,  Intergroup  Vice-President, Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, NL)   has won this year’s award in the category  animal welfare. The Animal Welfare Intergroup warmly congratulates Anja Hazekamp for this well deserved prize. It is a recognition for her continous  efforts […]

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New Eurobarometer on attitudes of Europeans towards animal welfare

On 16/03/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 15th March, the European Commission has published the special Eurobarometer 442 on attitudes of Europeans towards animal welfare. This new opinion poll conclusively demonstrates that an overwhelming majority of EU citizens want the Union’s institutions to act to better protect animals and therefore share those decision-makers’ vision. The Eurobarometer was conducted following Eurogroup for […]

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Seminar on Animal Welfare 2016 – 2020 “Delivering results”

On 16/03/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Yesterday, the EP Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals and Eurogroup for Animals have jointly hosted a high level seminar at the European Parliament to discuss the future of animal welfare in the European Union. The aim of the event was to open a constructive dialogue on the results to be generated from […]

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Commission Recommendations on implementation of pig welfare legislation do not leave any more room for doubts

On 10/03/2016, in All posts, Farm Animals, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the Intergroup of Thursday 10 March, MEPs called on the European Commission to step up efforts to protect pig welfare. Currently the majority of Member States are not in compliance with the Pigs Directive and 83 million piglets a year are still being surgically castrated without pain relief. Today’s meeting saw the presentation of […]

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MEPs formally call on the European Commission to take action to stop the illegal trade in dogs and cats, and to ‘protect our pets’

On 25/02/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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MEPs today sent a strong signal that they expect to see action to stop the illegal trade in dogs and cats , as they overwhelmingly adopted a Resolution formally requesting the Commission to mandate the use of compatible systems of identification and registration for pets in each Member State. Eurogroup for Animals, whose ‘Protect Our […]

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Antimicrobial resistance & animal welfare

On 05/02/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 04 February, the Intergroup has discussed the overuse of antimicrobials in intensive animal production which significantly contributes to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This represents a serious human and animal health threat and is also unacceptable on animal welfare grounds. Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Adviser at Compassion in World Farming stressed on the need of […]

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