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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“End Pig Pain” Exhibition

On 08/09/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Jeppe Kofod, MEP (S&D Group), the Chairman of the  Animal Welfare Intergroup’s working group on pig welfare, Eurogroup for Animals and LAV (Lega Anti Vivisezione) kindly invite you to the inauguration of the:  “End Pig Pain” Exhibition  Tuesday 12 September 2017 – 16:00 – 17:00 hrs  Emilio Colombo Space, South Gallery, 1st floor of the Louise Weiss building, […]

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A global end to cosmetics animal testing & current dynamics in 3Rs science and policy worldwide

On 07/07/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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A global end to cosmetics animal testing and current dynamics in 3Rs science and policy worldwide were the two issues of debate of yesterday’s Animal Welfare Intergroup session. Testing cosmetics products and their ingredients on animals is cruel, unnecessary and outdated. Cruelty Free International – one of the oldest and most respected groups working to end […]

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MEPs Marlene Mizzi and Stefan Eck, joint winners of the EU4Animal Award 2017

On 01/07/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the Annual Conference of Eurogroup for Animals, on Wednesday 21 June 2017, the two Vice-Presidents of the Animal Welfare Intergroup Marlene Mizzi (S&D, MT) and Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE), have won this year’s EU4Animals award. This prize recompenses EU-policy makers or EU entities with outstanding merits for the improvement of animal welfare policy at EU […]

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Why fish welfare matters

On 15/06/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Fish is the most important single source of high-quality protein, providing 16% of the animal protein consumed by the world’s population. The demands of the steadily growing world population outstrip the sustainable yield of the seas. Fishing has become more and more industrialised, causing widespread depletion of wild fish stocks, and frequently serious damage to […]

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