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A global end to cosmetics animal testing & current dynamics in 3Rs science and policy worldwide

On 07/07/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

A global end to cosmetics animal testing and current dynamics in 3Rs science and policy worldwide were the two issues of debate of yesterday’s Animal Welfare Intergroup session. Testing cosmetics products and their ingredients on animals is cruel, unnecessary and outdated. Cruelty Free International – one of the oldest and most respected groups working to end […]

MEPs Marlene Mizzi and Stefan Eck, joint winners of the EU4Animal Award 2017

On 01/07/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

During the Annual Conference of Eurogroup for Animals, on Wednesday 21 June 2017, the two Vice-Presidents of the Animal Welfare Intergroup Marlene Mizzi (S&D, MT) and Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL, DE), have won this year’s EU4Animals award. This prize recompenses EU-policy makers or EU entities with outstanding merits for the improvement of animal welfare policy at EU […]

Why fish welfare matters

On 15/06/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

Fish is the most important single source of high-quality protein, providing 16% of the animal protein consumed by the world’s population. The demands of the steadily growing world population outstrip the sustainable yield of the seas. Fishing has become more and more industrialised, causing widespread depletion of wild fish stocks, and frequently serious damage to […]

Opportunities for animal welfare within the review of the CAP

On 18/05/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been successful in sustaining European agriculture, but has, along with global trends and competition within the agricultural market, encouraged the intensification of animal production, at the expense of animal welfare. This negative impact on animals has led to an increasing use of production systems where animals are confined to […]

Animal welfare seen by Europe as priority to harness globalisation

On 10/05/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals strongly welcomes the inclusion of animal welfare in a Commission Reflection Paper on Harmonising Globalisation released today. This is a step forward for EU Trade Policy and Animal Welfare, but it is not the end. Animal welfare is receiving increasing but still insufficient attention in European […]

From culling to care: Conference presents concrete solutions on how Europe can manage stray dog & feral cat populations

On 04/05/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

        The last few years have left an indelible scar on Europe’s morality: Dogs and cats in certain regions and EU countries have been subjected to blanket culls, most notably in Romania. The outrage from many public quarters has been heard by the EU institutions in Brussels, and by NGOs throughout the […]


On 06/04/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

The 335th Session of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, which took place on Thursday 6 April 2017, has focused on the need of regulating the sale of companion animals in the European Union. This is an issue that raises major welfare concerns. Joe Moran, Political Affairs Adviser at Eurogroup for Animals outlined in his presentation how […]


On 05/04/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

  CONFERENCE Wednesday 26 April 2017  9:00-13:00 Room ASP3G3  European Parliament Brussels  To register click here  DRAFT AGENDA   Welcome by Marlene Mizzi MEP,  Michela Giuffrida MEP, Roderick Galdes, Honorary Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Animal Rights for Malta and Reineke Hameleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals  The importance of responsible dog and cat population […]

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

On 30/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

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

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. […]