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Intergroup meeting: ivory trade in the EU

On 31/05/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today’s Intergroup meeting was dedicated to ivory trade in the EU. Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking have reached record levels and threaten the very existence of the species. EU regulations allow the sale of antique worked ivory, acquired before March 1947. But EU Member States serve both as a transit hub to smuggle illegal ivory […]

Cruelty Free International’s “Parliamentarian of the month” award offered to the Intergroup

On 31/05/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals is proud to receive the “Parliamentarian of the month” award from Cruelty Free International. During this morning Intergroup Session, the MEPs of the Intergroup were granted this award for their efforts in favour of the resolution supporting a global ban on cosmetics testing on animals adopted […]

Upcoming conference: a future beyond world hunger and other crises

On 25/05/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Conference “A future beyond world hunger and other crises” will take place on Thursday 7th June from 1.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. in the room A1 E2 of the European Parliament. The key speaker of the event will be the well-known Australian philanthropist, Philip Wollen. The conference will address the most pressing issues of our times and discuss […]

Parliament votes to end cosmetics testing on animals worldwide

On 03/05/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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(Brussels – 2 May 2018) The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals is celebrating the adoption of a resolution supporting a global ban on cosmetics testing on animals today. The European Parliament voted in favour of the resolution to end animal testing in cosmetics everywhere and forever. Presidents of the European Parliament, Commission […]