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New EU Slaughter Regulation: only four Member States ready for 2013

On 29/10/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The “Conference on the protection of animals in slaughterhouses: Getting ready for 2013” held last Tuesday revealed appalling figures regarding the implementation of the new Slaughter Regulation 1099/2009. The event gathered more than 300 participants in Brussels and was organized by the European Commission, the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council, the European Livestock and […]

MEPs call for an EU Ban on Force-Feeding of Birds for Foie Gras Production

On 17/10/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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MEPs from across the political spectrum and five leading animal welfare organisations joined forces today at a European Parliament event to call for an EU legislative ban on force-feeding of ducks and geese for the production of foie gras. The call for a ban comes at the same time as a formal complaint filed by […]

Queen guitarist Brian May rallies for a stop of the UK badger cull

On 16/10/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 11 October, Queen guitarist Brian May as well as Gavin Grant, CEO of RSPCA and Anne Brummer, CEO of ‘Save Me’ were welcomed at the European Parliament where they had been invited by Richard Howitt MEP(S&D,UK) in the context of the rally to stop the cull of badgers in theUnited   Kingdom. They […]

30.000 origami messages to phase out dophinaria in the EU

On 16/10/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On 9 October 2012, Intergroup Vicepresident Kriton Arsenis MEP (S&D, GR) has hosted a  reception and seminar organized by WDC and OceanCare on whales and  dolphins kept in captivity. As part of a WDC campaign highlighting this issue 30.000 origami messages mainly made by school children and WDC supporters were presented to the European Parliament […]

Seminar on Wild Pets in the European Union

On 05/10/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 3 October 2012, Intergroup Members Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK), Kriton Arsenis (S&D, GR), Julie Girling (ECR, UK) and Keith Taylor (Greens/EFA, UK) as well as Filip Kaczmarek (EPP, PL) and Helmut Scholz (GUE/NGL, DE) have co-hosted a seminar organized by ENDCAP on the keeping of wild exotic animals as pets. During the meeting […]