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Modern Society must realise that wild animals have no place in circuses today

On 29/10/2015, in Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Strasbourg –    Today, the Intergroup on Welfare and Conservation of Animals met to discuss the welfare of wild animals in circuses. The meeting was opened by MEP Karin Kadenbach who gave an update on the state of play of the oral question on banning the use of wild animals in circuses which she introduced during the […]

Help to stop EU subsidies for bulls used in bullfighting

On 28/10/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, the European Parliament will vote on the Draft General Budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016 – all sections and on the linked report by José Manuel Fernandes, Gérard Deprez on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016.   All MEPs can contribute to […]

European citizens expect higher animal welfare standards in organic animal products

On 05/10/2015, in Farm Animals, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Will the Parliament vote accordingly on 12 October? Although in principle, organic farming is supposed to meet high standards of animal welfare, the reality is that high standards are not always being applied in practice. The problem is directly linked to EU organic legislation, which contains contradicting provisions and rules that may allow for painful […]

Farewell Mrs Paulsen!

On 02/10/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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This week, Marit Paulsen, the Honorary President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup has left the European Parliament for retirement. The Animal Welfare Intergroup would like to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation for her constant and proactive commitment to animal welfare. Mrs Paulsen has been one of the champions for this cause throughout all her […]