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MEPs formally call on the European Commission to take action to stop the illegal trade in dogs and cats, and to ‘protect our pets’

On 25/02/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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MEPs today sent a strong signal that they expect to see action to stop the illegal trade in dogs and cats , as they overwhelmingly adopted a Resolution formally requesting the Commission to mandate the use of compatible systems of identification and registration for pets in each Member State. Eurogroup for Animals, whose ‘Protect Our […]

Antimicrobial resistance & animal welfare

On 05/02/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 04 February, the Intergroup has discussed the overuse of antimicrobials in intensive animal production which significantly contributes to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This represents a serious human and animal health threat and is also unacceptable on animal welfare grounds. Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Adviser at Compassion in World Farming stressed on the need of […]

MEPs move to protect our pets

On 03/02/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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 Tomorrow (Thursday 4th February), Members of the European Parliament will press the European Commission on taking steps to stop the illegal trade in pet animals. Many NGOs, veterinarians and law enforcement authorities have seen a meteoric rise in in the number of dogs that are illegally being moved cross borders within the EU. More recently, […]