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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Opportunities for animal welfare within the review of the CAP

On 18/05/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been successful in sustaining European agriculture, but has, along with global trends and competition within the agricultural market, encouraged the intensification of animal production, at the expense of animal welfare. This negative impact on animals has led to an increasing use of production systems where animals are confined to […]

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Animal welfare seen by Europe as priority to harness globalisation

On 10/05/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals strongly welcomes the inclusion of animal welfare in a Commission Reflection Paper on Harmonising Globalisation released today. This is a step forward for EU Trade Policy and Animal Welfare, but it is not the end. Animal welfare is receiving increasing but still insufficient attention in European […]

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From culling to care: Conference presents concrete solutions on how Europe can manage stray dog & feral cat populations

On 04/05/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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        The last few years have left an indelible scar on Europe’s morality: Dogs and cats in certain regions and EU countries have been subjected to blanket culls, most notably in Romania. The outrage from many public quarters has been heard by the EU institutions in Brussels, and by NGOs throughout the […]

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REGULATING THE SALE OF COMPANION ANIMALS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

On 06/04/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The 335th Session of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, which took place on Thursday 6 April 2017, has focused on the need of regulating the sale of companion animals in the European Union. This is an issue that raises major welfare concerns. Joe Moran, Political Affairs Adviser at Eurogroup for Animals outlined in his presentation how […]

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STRAY DOG & FERAL CAT POPULATIONS IN EUROPE

On 05/04/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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  CONFERENCE Wednesday 26 April 2017  9:00-13:00 Room ASP3G3  European Parliament Brussels  To register click here  DRAFT AGENDA   Welcome by Marlene Mizzi MEP,  Michela Giuffrida MEP, Roderick Galdes, Honorary Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Animal Rights for Malta and Reineke Hameleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals  The importance of responsible dog and cat population […]

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Wild animals don’t belong to circuses: Time for Europe to change

On 30/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday, the Intergroup Vice-President Marlene Mizzi MEP (S&D, MT) hosted the event “Use of Wild Animals in Circuses: Time for a Change” which was co-sponsored by the S&D Group and Eurogroup for Animals. The outcome of the meeting made it clear that throughout the EU public support for using wild animals in circuses is rapidly dwindling and that the European Commission should act […]

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An audit of the European Court of Auditors on animal welfare

On 17/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During yesterday’s Intergroup meeting which saw the appointment of Isabella De Monte (S&D, IT) as  new Vice-President of the Intergroup, Janusz Wojciechowski, the former President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup and now a Member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), spoke about the upcoming launch  of an EU wide ECA audit on animal welfare. […]

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Ending the brutal fate of the Spanish galgo

On 09/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 8th March, Anja Hazekamp (MEP, GUE/NGL – Netherlands), Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, hosted the event “Broken spirit – The galgo’s last run”, which focused on the fate of galgos in Spain. Representatives from Greyhound Rescue Holland and Dutch Galgo Lobby also attended the event. […]

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Seminar on the use of wild animals in circuses

On 08/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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  Tuesday 28 March 2017 15:00-17:00 room ASP A1E201 European Parliament, Brussels Over the last few years, hundreds of European municipalities and 18 EU Member States have adopted limitations for using wild animals in circuses on the ground of public security, animal health, conservation, ethics and welfare. This trend is a reflection of the decreasing public support […]

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