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Wild animals don’t belong to circuses: Time for Europe to change

On 30/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday, the Intergroup Vice-President Marlene Mizzi MEP (S&D, MT) hosted the event “Use of Wild Animals in Circuses: Time for a Change” which was co-sponsored by the S&D Group and Eurogroup for Animals. The outcome of the meeting made it clear that throughout the EU public support for using wild animals in circuses is rapidly dwindling and that the European Commission should act […]

An audit of the European Court of Auditors on animal welfare

On 17/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During yesterday’s Intergroup meeting which saw the appointment of Isabella De Monte (S&D, IT) as  new Vice-President of the Intergroup, Janusz Wojciechowski, the former President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup and now a Member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), spoke about the upcoming launch  of an EU wide ECA audit on animal welfare. […]

Ending the brutal fate of the Spanish galgo

On 09/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 8th March, Anja Hazekamp (MEP, GUE/NGL – Netherlands), Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, hosted the event “Broken spirit – The galgo’s last run”, which focused on the fate of galgos in Spain. Representatives from Greyhound Rescue Holland and Dutch Galgo Lobby also attended the event. […]

Seminar on the use of wild animals in circuses

On 08/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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  Tuesday 28 March 2017 15:00-17:00 room ASP A1E201 European Parliament, Brussels Over the last few years, hundreds of European municipalities and 18 EU Member States have adopted limitations for using wild animals in circuses on the ground of public security, animal health, conservation, ethics and welfare. This trend is a reflection of the decreasing public support […]

MEPs call for an official EP inquiry after damning investigations reveal barbaric treatment of European exported livestock

On 06/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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MEP’s, Belgian Minister for Animal Welfare Weyts, Member State and EC officials and other critical stakeholders, today attended Animals International (AI), Tierschutzbund Zurich/Animal Welfare Foundation (TSB|AWF) and Eurogroup for Animals’ compelling footage release showing breaches of European animal welfare legislation and international agreements concerning live animal transport from the EU to Turkey, the Middle East […]