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Italian MEPs protest against the massacre of stray animals in the Ukraine to clean up the streets for UEFA European Football Championship

On 31/05/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Between 8th June and 1st July 2012 the final tournament of the European Football Championship 2012 will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine. In this context, several municipal authorities in Ukraine have ordered to remove, kill and burn stray dogs in mobile crematoriums, which has caused a public outcry throughout the world.  To protest against […]

EU strategy to phase-out animal testing needed

On 24/05/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup for Animal Welfare and Conservation during its session in Strasbourg today discussed the issue of animal testing and expressed their extreme concern that new legislative proposals continue to promote animal testing. The Intergroup calls for a comprehensive EU strategy to be included in the 7th Environment Action Programme to ensure the number of […]

Intergroup urges Bern Convention to give England’s badgers a fair hearing

On 21/05/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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  The European Parliament’s Intergroup for Animal Welfare and Conservation has written to the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) urging it to give serious consideration to a complaint lodged by animal welfare charity Humane Society International/UK (HSI UK) against the UK government’s proposals to license badger slaughter as […]

Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) joins the Intergroup

On 16/05/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The loss of biodiversity is happening right under our noses… and too many people choose not to listen, Catherine Bearder MEP has said. It came as Catherine joined the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, which is the hub for animal welfare in the European Parliament. The group has successfully worked for an […]

Report concludes zoo animals are suffering as European zoos continue to fail legal obligations of the EU Zoo Directive

On 03/05/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Last week, the Born Free Foundation has released its summary report on the EU Zoo Inquiry 2011, an investigation into the licensing and performance of zoos in 20 EU Member States. This was done during a very successful exhibition at the European Parliament which had been initiated by Bill Newton Dunn (ALDE, UK) in collaboration […]

MEP Keith Taylor calls for a more comprehensive EU animal welfare strategy

On 02/05/2012, in All posts, Animal Welfare Strategy, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the last plenary session, Keith Taylor co-tabled amendments to strengthen a draft opinion in the Parliament’s Petitions Committee (PETI) on the European Commission’s proposed animal welfare strategy until 2015. Keith is a member of the European Parliament’s Animal Welfare Intergroup, as wellas the MEP leading on this file in PETI for the Greens/EFA political group. One […]