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Four Paws launches CAROcat website

On 21/02/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On the ninth European Pet Night, held yesterday in Brussels, the international animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS officially launched CAROcat  ̶  a new website for the management of feline overpopulation. The CAROcat platform (Companion Animal Responsible Ownership) aims to provide, generate and disseminate reliable knowledge about cats in Europe, focusing on feline overpopulation and, as […]

Event in support of the petition STOP VIVISECTION

On 13/02/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On 18th February 2013, a seminar in support of the petition  STOP VIVISECTION will be held in the Italian bookshop “Piola libri” on the rue Franklin 66-68, B 1000 Brussels at 19.00 hrs. The event is sponsored by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura  and will host Intergroup Member Sonia Alfano MEP as well as Eduardo Gandini, the […]

REACH

On 12/02/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On the 5th February, the Commission published the review on REACH. The review concluded that while some adjustments are needed, no major overhaul is required of the REACH regulation. Overall, relating to animal testing and alternatives, they concluded that there are no major overlaps with other EU legislation (Cosmetics) and considerable efforts to develop alternative […]

Commission confirms full ban on marketing of cosmetics tested on animals

On 12/02/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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At a meeting with animal welfare organisations on the 30th January, Tonio Borg, the EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy,  confirmed that the Commission will not bring out new legislation to weaken the ban on marketing of cosmetics tested on animals. He stated that it is important to stick to the principles already agreed […]

Conference on EU Science: Global Challenges & Global Collaboration, 4-8th March 2013, EP

On 12/02/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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7th March: Regulatory Science in System Toxicology: Is an Update Needed, What Would Be the Critical Elements and by When? Regulatory toxicology is used to control about $10 trillion (£6.2 trillion) worth of worldwide trade in chemicals, drugs, pesticides, food and consumer products. While Europe has been pursuing change under the label of alternative methods […]

Plenary adopts Rodust report on the Common Fisheries Policy

On 12/02/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday, 6 February 2013, the House has adopted a legislative resolution by Ulrike Rodust (S&D, DE) on the proposal for a Regulation on the Common Fisheries Policy. This Regulation will shape the EU’s Fisheries Policy for the coming seven years. The Intergroup welcomes the adopted resolution which further strengthens the wording of the Commission […]

IFAW report on the Economics of Japanese Whaling

On 11/02/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW has recently published an enlightening report which proves the untruth of Japan’s claim that commercial whaling is a cultural and nutritional necessity. Commercial whaling in Japan is an industry that is not profitable and only exists because of taxpayer subsidies, that provide a product to a shrinking and […]