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MEPs call for worldwide ban of animal testing for cosmetics

On 23/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On February 20, the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) unanimously voted for a resolution on a global end to animal testing for cosmetics. The resolution calls on the Presidents of the EU institutions, the Commission, the Council, and the Member States to advocate for a worldwide ban on […]

Presentation of the film “Kangaroo, a Love-Hate Story”

On 23/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 6th March 2018, Anja Hazekamp MEP, Vice-President of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, will host a seminar on the trade with kangaroo products which will take place from 9:30-13:00 in room PHS 1C51, European Parliament, Brussels. The central part of this event will be the screening of the film “Kangaroo – A Love-Hate Story”, […]

Save the date: achieving coexistence with large carnivores in the EU

On 12/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 7th March 2018, the Humane Society International/Europe, Luonto-Liiton susiryhmä and Eurogroup for Animals will hold an event at the European Parliament to discuss the various possible solutions and strategies that Member States have at their disposal to achieve long term coexistence with large carnivores for the benefit of people and wildlife conservation. The event will […]

The welfare of broiler chickens

On 08/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals has met today to discuss about the welfare of broiler chickens. Industrial broiler chicken production is the predominant model and was developed after World War II to supply the market with large amounts of relatively cheap meat. This type of industry is continuing to expand on […]

Letter to the German car industry on the use of primates

On 08/02/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Three German carmakers commissioned or supported studies in 2014 which exposed monkeys and humans to exhaust fumes and nitrogen dioxide. The studies were never published and were conducted by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT), which was dissolved last year amid controversy over its work. The tests took place […]