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Anja Hazekamp wins MEP awards 2016 in the category animal welfare

On 18/03/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the Parliament Magazine’s 12th  MEP Awards ceremony on 16th March  2016, which took place in the stately  surroundings of the Concert Noble in Brussels,  Intergroup  Vice-President, Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, NL)   has won this year’s award in the category  animal welfare. The Animal Welfare Intergroup warmly congratulates Anja Hazekamp for this well deserved prize. It is a recognition for her continous  efforts […]

New Eurobarometer on attitudes of Europeans towards animal welfare

On 16/03/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 15th March, the European Commission has published the special Eurobarometer 442 on attitudes of Europeans towards animal welfare. This new opinion poll conclusively demonstrates that an overwhelming majority of EU citizens want the Union’s institutions to act to better protect animals and therefore share those decision-makers’ vision. The Eurobarometer was conducted following Eurogroup for […]

Seminar on Animal Welfare 2016 – 2020 “Delivering results”

On 16/03/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Yesterday, the EP Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals and Eurogroup for Animals have jointly hosted a high level seminar at the European Parliament to discuss the future of animal welfare in the European Union. The aim of the event was to open a constructive dialogue on the results to be generated from […]

Commission Recommendations on implementation of pig welfare legislation do not leave any more room for doubts

On 10/03/2016, in All posts, Farm Animals, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the Intergroup of Thursday 10 March, MEPs called on the European Commission to step up efforts to protect pig welfare. Currently the majority of Member States are not in compliance with the Pigs Directive and 83 million piglets a year are still being surgically castrated without pain relief. Today’s meeting saw the presentation of […]