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Adoption of a compromise on the non-commercial movements of pet animals

On 30/05/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 23 May 2013, the House has adopted a compromise text for a new Regulation on the non-commercial movements of pet animals. The main purpose of reviewing this legislation is to make the rules on pet movements clearer and simpler. Even though not all changes can be considered as a concrete improvement to the current […]

Prof Peter Singer in an interview with Dan Jorgensen MEP

On 28/05/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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“Mankind is not the only species of moral significance, there are other species of sentient beings that have rights and moral claims” said Prof Peter Singer in an interview with Dan Jørgensen MEP, President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup which has been registered last Thursday in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Since the publication of […]

European elections 2014: We need people engaged in animal welfare to be elected

On 24/05/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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In an interview given this week to the EU reporter, Carl Schlyter, the Honorary President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup has highlighted  animal welfare issues  for the next parliamentary term like the need of better enforcing existing legislation,  improving the welfare of farm animals  and reducing the number of animals used in research and safety […]