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The management of invasive alien species

On 27/10/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on Welfare and Conservation of Animals met today to discuss the progress and the effects of the implementation of the EU Regulation on invasive alien species. Four months after the European Commission’s adoption of a first list of 37 invasive alien species of Union’s concern, Members of the European Parliament discussed this controversial issue with […]

Animal rights activists and hunters clash over ‘game’ bird shooting in the Burgenland, Austria

On 13/10/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Last Sunday, Stefan Bernhard Eck MEP together with one of his assistants accompanied a group of animal rights activists from „VGT Austria“ (Verein gegen Tierfabriken Österreich) to document and film a large-scale ‘game’ bird shooting near Gattendorf, in the Burgenland, the easternmost state of Austria. Pheasants and partridges are used for this dubious sport which […]

MEPs discuss AGRI draft report about minimum standards for the protection of farm rabbits

On 06/10/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, Members of the European Parliament discussed the AGRI-draft report about minimum standards for the protection of farm rabbits which has been drafted by Stefan Eck MEP (GUE/NGL, DE). Rabbits are, in numbers, the second most farmed livestock species in the European Union with over 330 million slaughtered each year. There is a pressing need […]