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Dolphinaria in Europe

On 15/12/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals has discussed about dolphinaria in the European Union, an issue which raises concerns and divides public opinion. There are 32 captive cetacean facilities in the EU across 15 Member States which keep a total of 311 animals. The majority of these are bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops […]

CULT-Committee report on an integrated approach to Sport Policy

On 02/12/2016, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Monday 5th December 2016, the Committee on Culture and Education will vote on the draft report by Mr Takkula MEP on an integrated approach to Sport Policy: good governance, accessibility and integrity. Whilst supporting the report as such, there are concerns with paragraph 35 which states the following: 35.Considers that traditional sports are part of the […]