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Ground-breaking report on the health and welfare of EU horses, donkeys and mules published today

On 11/06/2015, in All posts, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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At today’s Intergroup session in Strasbourg Eurogroup for Animals and World Horse Welfare published ‘Removing the Blinkers: The health and welfare of European equidae in 2015’, the first ever report to investigate the scale of the horse sector in Europe, legislation affecting it and the key health and welfare challenges of the EU’s equids. During the […]

Call to stop the Dog Meat Festival on 21st June in Yulin, China

On 09/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup has sent a letter to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union  urging the  relevant Chinese authorities to  fully revoke the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin China,  which has been introduced some years ago to celebrate the solstice on 21st June.  This gruesome event is unacceptable on animal […]

Appeal to all MEPs to sign written declaration 22/2015 on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare

On 09/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Animal Welfare Intergroup Members Jacqueline Foster (ECR), Janusz Wojciechowski (ECR), Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL), Marlene Mizzi (S&D), Jörg Leichtfried (S&D), Pavel Poc (S&D), Marit Paulsen (ALDE), Catherine Bearder (ALDE), Ivo Vajgl (ALDE), Keith Taylor (Verts/ALE), Franc Bogovič (PPE) have recently published the written declaration 22/2015 on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare […]

Commission response to the European Citizens Initiative “Stop Vivisection”

On 05/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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This week the European Commission published their response to the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) ‘Stop Vivisection’. The success of this initiative reaching the required one million signatures has made it clear that animal testing remains a great concern for the EU citizens which must be addressed. It is disappointing to see that the Commission’s response doesn’t propose  funding  for alternatives […]

Informal agreement on new EU Animal Health Law welcome

On 02/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Animal Welfare Intergroup  welcomes the informal agreement that has been reached this week by MEPs, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the European Commission on the proposed EU Animal Health Law, and congratulates the Honorary president of the Intergroup,  Marit Paulsen (ALDE, SE) for her leadership in the Parliament on this file. Although […]

Intergroup study visit to the EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing

On 02/06/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Friday 22 May the Intergroup Members , Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE), Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, NL),  Emil Radev (EFDD, IT) , Marco Zullo (EFDD, IT) as well as Andrea Busetto, Assistant of Mr Zullo, Sandra Gabriel, Assistant of Mr Eck and Karolina Tomaczewska, Political Adviser for animal welfare policy of Mr Wojciechowski have visited the European […]