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Romanian Parliament adoption of law on stray dogs: hopefully not a license for deliberate killings

On 24/11/2011, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals is very concerned about the recent adoption of the law PL 912/2007 on stray dogs by the Romanian Parliament which has been heavily criticized by many citizens and animal welfare groups throughout the world. With its Written Declaration N° 26/2011 on dog management in […]

Green MEP to speak out against live exports at Broadstairs public meeting on Saturday

On 23/11/2011, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Keith Taylor, the Green MEP for Kent and the South East, will speak out against live exports at a public meeting in Broadstairs this Saturday, 26 November. Keith will detail his concerns and thank local campaigners for their work to highlight this cruel practice. Local MP, Laura Sandys, and staff from animal welfare organisations from […]

Latest news on the Intergroup’s composition

On 22/11/2011, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals is very pleased to welcome a new vice-president and 3 official members, strengthening in this way political support for animal welfare progress within the European Parliament. The new appointed vice-president of the Intergroup is MEP Michele Striffler (EPP, France). Ms Striffler has been a strong […]

New European Parliament Written Declaration on the marketing of eggs

On 22/11/2011, in All posts, Laying hens, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Following the initiative of several Members of the European Parliament: Alyn Smith, Bairbre de Brún, Esther de Lange, Jörg Leichtfried and Marit Paulsen, a Written Declaration (No 46/2011) on the marketing of eggs from hens housed in outlawed cages has been launched. MEPs call on the European Commission to launch swift and effective infringement proceedings […]

Live animals transport unhealthy for humans and animals

On 20/11/2011, in All posts, Transport, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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“Animals are dragged sometimes for days across Europe to be slaughtered. This must end. Animals should preferably be transported to the nearest slaughterhouse, but in any case no longer than eight hours or 500km,” says MEP Judith Merkies. “Not only does the long journey transportation spread (animal) diseases, it is also degrading for animals.” Last […]

Reply letter to CEO of the International Fur Trade Federation

On 09/11/2011, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Michele Striffler ‒ soon to be elected new vice-president of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals ‒ recently reacted to a letter sent by Mr Mark Oaten, CEO of the International Fur Trade Federation which was accompanied with the two last issues of Vogue Magazine. In her reply letter (written in French) she expresses her conviction that […]