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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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MEPs move to protect our pets

On 03/02/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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 Tomorrow (Thursday 4th February), Members of the European Parliament will press the European Commission on taking steps to stop the illegal trade in pet animals. Many NGOs, veterinarians and law enforcement authorities have seen a meteoric rise in in the number of dogs that are illegally being moved cross borders within the EU. More recently, […]

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The Conservation and Welfare of Asian Elephants

On 26/01/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 21 January Duncan McNair, CEO of Save The Asian Elephants (STAE) addressed the Intergroup about the conservation and welfare of Asian elephants. Mr McNair explained the brutal “breaking” process of pajan that is used on young elephants to subjugate them for training for use in tourism and temples. He informed the group about what […]

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Animal welfare is a basic need: Dutch Presidency pleads for EU action for animals

On 21/01/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today the Dutch Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Christianne Bruschke, unfolded the views of the Dutch Presidency on the future of the European animal welfare related dossiers stating that animal welfare is not a hype but a basic need in our society as it is fundamental for a sustainable future. She also stressed that high ambitions […]

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Please support new written declaration 3/2016 on trophy hunting

On 19/01/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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This week, the Animal Welfare Intergroup Members Neena Gill (S&D, UK), Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK), Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI), Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D, BE), Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE), Miriam Dalli (S&D, MT), Seb Dance (S&D, UK), Bart Staes (Greens/EFA, BE), James Nicholson (ECR, UK), as well as the MEPs Eva Kaili (S&D, GR), Jonás Fernández (S&D, […]

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Screening of the film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”

On 04/12/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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 On Wednesday 2 December, MEPs Eleonora Evi (EFD, IT), Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE) and Molly Scott Cato MEP (Greens/EFA, UK) have hosted the screening of ‘Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret’ a 90-minute documentary film produced and directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. Kip Andersen, co-director of the film, Dr Richard Oppelander, author of the book ‘Comfortably […]

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New report on fur farming: A scientific review of animal welfare standards and WelFur

On 26/11/2015, in Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Strasbourg –   Today, the Intergroup on Welfare and Conservation of Animals met to discuss fur farming in the EU. The meeting was opened by MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, President of the Intergroup on Welfare and Conservation of Animals who welcomed everyone to the launch of the new report “The Case Against Fur Factory Farming – A Scientific […]

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Oral question on a new EU Animal Welfare Strategy

On 20/11/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On behalf of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Czesław Adam Siekierski (EPP, PL) has presented an oral question on a new EU Animal Welfare Strategy for this term which will be debated in plenary on Monday 23 November in Strasbourg.  Here is the text of the question: Subject:    A new animal welfare strategy […]

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Screening of Ian Michler’s documentary Blood Lions

On 20/11/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 17th November  Intergroup Members Sirpa Pietikainen (EPP, FI), Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE) and Pavel Poc (S&D, CZ) have hosted the screening of Ian Michler’s documentary blood lions which is a compelling call for action against canned hunting. This kind of hunting is mainly carried out in South Africa, where 99% of the lions that are […]

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Second EU level conference on dog and cat welfare

On 13/11/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the second EU level conference on dog and cat welfare which has taken place at the Representation of Baden-Württemberg to the EU, on Thursday 12 November, the European Commission has presented the conclusions of a study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices. The full study will though not be […]

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