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AGRI-Report on responsible ownership and care of equines: adoption in Committee

On 26/01/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Animal Welfare Intergroup welcomes the adoption of the AGRI-own initiative report on responsible ownership and care of equines, which has been voted on in the Committee on Agriculture on Wednesday 25 January 2017. The report by Julie Girling MEP (ECR, UK), includes many of the key conclusions from the study ‘Removing the Blinkers : […]

Rabbits offered hope for minimum protection standards

On 26/01/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Yesterday afternoon, the EP Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development has overwhelmingly supported the own initiative report by Stefan Eck MEP (GUE/NGL, DE) on minimum standards for the protection of farmed rabbits. The adopted report  calls on the European Commission to  draw up a road map towards financially sustainable minimum standards for the protection of […]

Presentation by Prof. Donald Broom on progress and future prospects for Animal Welfare in the European Union

On 19/01/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, Donald M. Broom, Emeritus Professor from the University of Cambridge gave a presentation on “Animal Welfare in the European Union: progress so far and future prospects”. This issue is of particular relevance as new EU policy making and legislation on animal welfare has come almost to a standstill. For this term, the European Commission […]