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The Cheetah and its race for survival

On 21/12/2011, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The world’s fastest land animal, the sleek and long-legged cheetah, is running  its race for survival. Once a common animal found on five continents, the cheetah is now an Endangered Species. Loss of habitat, conflict with humans and its own loss of genetic variation are the main threats facing the cheetah today. The cheetah is […]

Petition to protect stray dogs delivered in Brussels

On 09/12/2011, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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MEP Andrea Zanoni welcomes OIPA at the delivery of 113 thousands signatures for the protection of stray dogs and cats in Europe to the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament. Zanoni (IdV): “The EU should intervene immediately to stop the carnage of Spanish perreras and in Romania”. Pradella (OIPA): “Citizens are horrified by these killings”. “The European Union […]

Letter about Romanian stray dogs signed by 32 MEPS

On 08/12/2011, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Read the letter initiated by MEP Kartika Liotard, and signed by 32 MEPs urging Commissioner Dalli (DG Sanco) to inform the Romanian President, Traian Basescu, that the killing of stray dogs is not in line with EU-beliefs and (future) policies on animal welfare.

European Parliament adopts a pilot project for a Coordinated European Animal Welfare Network

On 07/12/2011, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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With last week’s final vote on the Budget 2012 the European Parliament has also adopted a pilot project for a with an appropriation of 1 million Euros. This pilot project will allow setting up of a coordinated network for animal welfare as called for by the Paulsen report on the evaluation and assessment of the […]