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“End Wildlife Trafficking” launch of a new report by the Born Free Foundation

On 14/04/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 14th April at 18.30 to 19.30 hrs Jacqueline Foster, Animal Welfare Intergroup Vice-president and Member of “MEPs for Wildlife” will host an event which will see the launch of a new Born Free Foundation report titled “End Wildlife trafficking”. This report includes recommendations for an EU action plan on illegal wildlife trade and […]

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MEPs call for a complete ban on the sale of foie gras to be put in place in the EP

On 26/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, Intergroup Vice-President, Keith Taylor has sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament, calling for a complete ban on the sale of foie gras to be put in place in the European Parliament on animal welfare grounds. The letter, signed by 36 MEPs from across the political spectrum, asks for this ban […]

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Congratulations to Sirpa Pietikainen, MEP awards winner 2015 in the category animal welfare

On 19/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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We congratulate Intergroup Vice-President Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI) for having won the MEP award 2015 in the category animal welfare. This is a well-deserved recognition for her constant commitment to the promotion of animal welfare and conservation in the European Union.

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European Commission must ensure proper implementation and enforcement of the Slaughter Regulation immediately

On 12/03/2015, in Farm Animals, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Strasbourg – During its 310th session the Intergroup called on the Commission to phase out killing methods which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as soon as possible. This demand followed presentations by animal welfare […]

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EU regulation on trade in endangered species – The case of trophy hunting, perceived by the South African photo-journalist Ian Michler

On 10/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 17.00-19.30 hrs. Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI), Vice-President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup and Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK), both representing the recently created cross party group “MEPs for Wildlife” will host a seminar about trophy hunting on canned lions, which will cast a critical view on this business that has […]

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Conference – An Eagle Eye on TTIP

On 19/02/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 3rd March 2015, the Humane Society International and  World Animal Protection will hold a conference titled “An Eagle Eye on TTIP- Agriculture, research and sustainable development- what’s on the horizon for TTIP?”   This event will be hosted by David Martin MEP, Honorary Secretary of the Intergroup and will take place in the hotel […]

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Consumer information needed as majority of EU citizens do not know the origin of the animal products they consume

On 12/02/2015, in All posts, Farm Animals, Laying hens, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Strasbourg – During its 309th session the Intergroup on Animal Welfare discussed the need to improve information to consumers on animal products. The average EU consumer does not know how or where the majority of the animal products they buy were produced. This lack of information and awareness has consequences for animal welfare, restricting the ability of […]

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Meet your scientist on 3Rs

On 20/01/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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  On Tuesday 27th January 2015 at 18.45 hrs, the Intergroup Vice-President Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI), will open an event in the Members salon  of the European Parliament in Brussels which will see the launch of the  initiative “Meet your Scientist” on 3Rs (replacement, reduction, refinement of animal experimentation) . The Center for Alternatives […]

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Alternatives to surgical castration of pigs urgently need to be applied across the EU

On 15/01/2015, in All posts, Farm Animals, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Strasbourg – During its session today the Intergroup discussed the situation regarding the European Declaration on Alternatives to Surgical Castration of Pigs and how it is being implemented across the EU. In 2010 the European Commission, with the support of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union proposed to establish the “European Declaration […]

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Conference & Exhibition “Putting Animal Welfare at the Heart of the EU”

On 03/10/2014, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The EP Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals cordially invites all MEPs, Assistants  and Parliament officials to the   Conference & Exhibition “Putting Animal Welfare at the Heart of the EU”  7-9 October 2014 Yehudi Menuhin space, 1 floor PHS building, EP Brussels AGENDA   This event is intended to raise awareness for the main […]

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