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The Conservation and Welfare of Asian Elephants

On 26/01/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 21 January Duncan McNair, CEO of Save The Asian Elephants (STAE) addressed the Intergroup about the conservation and welfare of Asian elephants. Mr McNair explained the brutal “breaking” process of pajan that is used on young elephants to subjugate them for training for use in tourism and temples. He informed the group about what […]

Animal welfare is a basic need: Dutch Presidency pleads for EU action for animals

On 21/01/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today the Dutch Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Christianne Bruschke, unfolded the views of the Dutch Presidency on the future of the European animal welfare related dossiers stating that animal welfare is not a hype but a basic need in our society as it is fundamental for a sustainable future. She also stressed that high ambitions […]

Please support new written declaration 3/2016 on trophy hunting

On 19/01/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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This week, the Animal Welfare Intergroup Members Neena Gill (S&D, UK), Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK), Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI), Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D, BE), Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE), Miriam Dalli (S&D, MT), Seb Dance (S&D, UK), Bart Staes (Greens/EFA, BE), James Nicholson (ECR, UK), as well as the MEPs Eva Kaili (S&D, GR), Jonás Fernández (S&D, […]