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Janusz Wojciechowski,  winner of this year’s EU4Animals award

On 27/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During the Annual Conference of Eurogroup for Animals, on Wednesday 22 June 2016, Janusz Wojciechowski, the former President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals has won this year’s EU4Animals award. This award was created in 2014 to recompense an EU-policy maker or entity with outstanding merits for the improvement of animal welfare policy […]

Exhibition – The Secret of the Cage Age: Rabbit Farming in the EU

On 15/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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From 20 – 23 June 2016, Compassion in World Farming will be holding the exhibition “The Secret of the Cage Age: Rabbit Farming in the EU“ in the Forum Area, ASP3D at  the European Parliament in Brussels. The exhibition will be hosted by  Stefan Bernhard Eck  MEP (GUE/NGL, DE), Vice-President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup  and has the objective to raise […]

Debate on Trade and Animal Welfare

On 09/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today,  the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals hosted a meeting in Strasbourg’s European Parliament. It was a unique opportunity to discuss the interlinkages between EU trade policy and animal welfare. The topic of the meeting, which was moderated by the Intergroup President Sirpa Pietikäinen, was the potential for international trade policy to […]

Election of Sirpa Pietikainen as new President and appointment of Jadwiga Wisniewska and Petras Austrevicius as Vice-presidents of the Animal Welfare Intergroup

On 09/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation has elected Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, FI) as new President. She will chair the Intergroup until the end of this term. The other candidate for President was Jørn Dohrmann (ECR-DK). Mrs Pietikäinen is one of the outstanding promoters for animal welfare in the European Parliament and on […]

Guided visit of the pig farm “Wolkenhoeve” in Geel, Flanders

On 03/06/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On June 2, Eurogroup for Animals and the office of Jeppe Kofod (S&D, DK), leader of the working group on pig welfare of the Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, organised a guided visit of the pig farm “Wolkenhoeve” (http://www.wolkenhoeve.be/) in Geel (Flanders, Belgium). Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, NL) and Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE) […]