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European Commissioner John Dalli promises to review the transport times for animals sent to slaugther

On 08/06/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 7 June, nine MEPs – Dan Jørgensen, Pavel Poc (S&D), Carl Schlyter (Greens/EFA), Andrea Zanoni (ALDE), Oreste Rossi (EFD), Karl-Heinz Florenz (EPP), Jorg Leichtfried (S&D), Joanna Senyszyn (S&D) and Keith Taylor (Greens/EFA) – handed over a petition to John Dalli (8hours.eu) signed by 1.1 million people mainly calling for the transport of live […]

Denmark´s balancing act on Whaling between its overseas territories and the EU

On 06/06/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The future of the whales will be on the international agenda during the upcoming conference of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) from 25th June – 6th July in Panama. In the past, the EU position in favour of conservation was not always entirely supported by Denmark through its obligation to represent the interests of the […]

Vicepresident Michele Striffler calls on Spanish authorities to act against the ill-treatment of greyhounds

On 04/06/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Last Friday, Michèle Striffler MEP (EPP, FR) has written to the Spanish Minister for Education and Sports and to selected Spanish regional authorities calling on them to ensure a better protection of greyhounds (galgos).  Unfortunately, in several parts of Spain galgos used for hunting purposes continue to be routinely abandoned and mutilated to disguise their […]