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MEPs call for a complete ban on the sale of foie gras to be put in place in the EP

On 26/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, Intergroup Vice-President, Keith Taylor has sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament, calling for a complete ban on the sale of foie gras to be put in place in the European Parliament on animal welfare grounds. The letter, signed by 36 MEPs from across the political spectrum, asks for this ban […]

Congratulations to Sirpa Pietikainen, MEP awards winner 2015 in the category animal welfare

On 19/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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We congratulate Intergroup Vice-President Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI) for having won the MEP award 2015 in the category animal welfare. This is a well-deserved recognition for her constant commitment to the promotion of animal welfare and conservation in the European Union.

European Commission must ensure proper implementation and enforcement of the Slaughter Regulation immediately

On 12/03/2015, in Farm Animals, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Strasbourg – During its 310th session the Intergroup called on the Commission to phase out killing methods which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as soon as possible. This demand followed presentations by animal welfare […]

EU regulation on trade in endangered species – The case of trophy hunting, perceived by the South African photo-journalist Ian Michler

On 10/03/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 17.00-19.30 hrs. Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI), Vice-President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup and Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK), both representing the recently created cross party group “MEPs for Wildlife” will host a seminar about trophy hunting on canned lions, which will cast a critical view on this business that has […]