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News on the welfare of equidae and launch of a new working group on cage free farming

On 27/10/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The 341st session of the Intergroup on 26 October was dedicated to to the welfare of equidae and saw the launch of a new working group of the Intergroup on cage free farming . For the first time ever the Intergroup debated about the welfare of dairy donkeys. The demand for donkey milk, known for its […]

Roundtable debate with Commissioner Malmstrom on Trade & Animal Welfare

On 27/10/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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During a productive roundtable debate on animal welfare and the future of ethical trade, which took place on 18th October in the European Parliament in Brussels, Cecilia Malmström, the EU-Commissioner for Trade  supported the crucial need to better protect animals in EU trade policy. 90 percent of European consumers want imported products to respect animal welfare standards […]

Wildlife rescue centres call for EU support and recognition   

On 05/10/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals has met today to discuss about the welfare of confiscated animals and the role of rescue centres. This issue will be debated at the upcoming CITES Standing Committee meeting, in the context of the implementation of CITES Resolution 17.8 on disposal of illegally traded specimens, adopted […]