Meetings

328th session: Rabbit Welfare

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016 – 9.30 – 10.30 hrs,

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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The AGRI-draft report on minimum standards for the protection of farm rabbits

Stefan Eck MEP (GUE/NGL, DE), Rapporteur in the AGRI-Committee

The need for higher welfare alternatives for rabbits

Olga Kikou, European Affairs Manager, Compassion in World Farming

 

327th session: The Welfare of Equidae

Date: Thursday 15 September 2016 – 9.30-10.30 hrs,

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance

The AGRI-draft report on responsible ownership and care of equines

Julie Girling MEP (ECR, UK), Rapporteur in the AGRI-Committee

 Unleashing the potential of Europe’s equine sector

Jessica Stark, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, World Horse Welfare, PPT- Presentation

326th session: Preparing for the 17th Conference of the Parties to CITES

Date: Thursday 7 July 2016 – 10.00-11.00 hrs,

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list

 Appointment of Pascal Durand (Greens/EFA, FR) as Vice-President

 The draft resolution of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Keith Taylor MEP (Greens/EFA, UK), Co-rapporteur in the ENVI-Committee

  The recommendations from NGO’s

Ilaria di Silvestre, Programme Leader Wildlife, Eurogroup for Animals, PPT presentation

 

325th session: International trade and animal welfare

Date: Thursday 9 June 2016 – 10.00-11.30 hrs,
Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list

Briefing of  Dods EU Monitoring Alerts for 10/06/2016

Closed session:   10.00 – 10.30 hrs

  • Election of the new President
  • Appointment of two new Vice-Presidents

Open session:   10.30 – 11.30 hrs

 (Farm) animal welfare in trade policy

 Jan Walter, Project Leader Trade & Animal Welfare, Eurogroup for Animals, Prezi-Presentation

 Protecting wildlife through trade policy

Dr Joanna Swabe, EU Executive Director, Humane Society International – Europe, PPT Presentation

 Trade and Animal Welfare: the Perspective of the Council

Jerome Larosch, Trade Counsellor, Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU

 

324th session: Foies gras: the cruelty behind the delicacy

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016 – 9.30-11.10 hrs,

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance List

The Commission’s answers on foie gras, and the need to remove minimum liver weights

Adolfo Sansolini, Consultant of GAIA, Belgium, PPT Presentation, Briefing

Forced feeding of birds in France

Christophe Marie, Spokesman of the Fondation Brigitte Bardot, France, PPT Presentation

Scientific report on the welfare of ducks during foie gras production

Prof. Donald M. Broom, University of Cambridge, UK, PPT presentation

 

323rd session: Animal transport & Cosmetics

Date: Thursday 14 April 2016 – 10.00-11.30 hrs,

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list

ANIMAL TRANSPORT

 Presentation of Eurogroup’s new campaign against long distance animal transport

Pernille Fraas Johnson, Senior Adviser Farming, Dyrenes Beskyttelse, Denmark, PPT presentation

The myth of enforcement of Reg. (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport

Dr Alexander Rabitsch, Animals’ Angels, Germany, PPT presentation

The doomed journey – live animal exports from the EU to Turkey

Sabrina Gurtner, Tierschutzbund Zürich, Switzerland, PPT presentation

COSMETICS

Cosmetics animal test & marketing ban challenged at the European Court of Justice

Emily McIvor, Policy Director Research and Toxicology Department, Humane Society International – HSI, PPT presentation

 

322nd session:  The Welfare of Pigs in the EU

Date: Thursday 10 March 2016 – 10.00-11.00 hrs,

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list

Presentation of EU guidelines on the protection of pigs

Marco Valletta, Communication Adviser, Cabinet of Commissioner Andriukaitis, Health and Food Safety, European Commission, PPT presentation, link to the Recommendation on pig welfare and staff working document

Intensive pig farming in Italy: an undercover investigation on welfare and mutilations

Roberto Bennati, Vice-President LAV –Lega Anti Vivisezione, PPT presentation, video footage

 

321st session:  Antimicrobial resistance & animal welfare

Date: Thursday 4 February 2016– 10.00-11.00 hrs,

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list

 The case for ending routine preventive use of antibiotics in farming

Peter Stevenson , Chief Policy Advisor– Compassion in World Farming: PPT presentation & briefing

 Animal husbandry: the key to fight AMR in animals.

Dr Jan Vaarten, Chief Executive Director, FVE – Federation of Veterinarians of Europe: PPT presentation

 

320th session

Date: Thursday 21 January 2016– 10.00-11.00 hrs,

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list

I. Points of attention on Animal Welfare during the Dutch Presidency

Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer of The Netherlands: Speech

II. The Protection and Welfare of Asian Elephants

Duncan McNair, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Asian Elephants -STAE: PPT presentation and briefing

 

 

319th session: Animal testing and REACH

Date: Thursday 17 December 2015– 10.00-11.00 hrs,
Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list

Reinforcing the REACH requirement to test on animals only as a last resort

Dr Julia Baines, Science Policy Advisor, PETA UK: PPT presentation

How REACH promotes the use of alternative approaches

Karin Kilian, Policy Officer – Chemicals, DG ENV, European Commission: PPT presentation

REACH-across – boosting read-across in REACH

Prof. Thomas Hartung, Director, CAAT – Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing: PPT presentation

 

318th session: fur farming

Date: Thursday 26 November 2015– 10.00-11.00 hrs,
Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list

Report Launch – What does science say about fur farming?

Mark Glover, Director Respect for Animals:  PPT presentation

Stephen Harris, Co-author of the report: PPT presentation

The report: The Case Against Fur Factory Farming

Why fur farming is being banned in the Member States – Case The Netherlands

Inez Staarink, Policy maker Agriculture, Nature, Animals and Food, The Netherlands: Speech

 

317th session: the use of wild animals in circuses

Date: Thursday 29 October 2015– 10.00-11.00 hrs, Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list 

The welfare of wild animals in circuses: why we need a ban

Ilaria Di Silvestre, Project Leader Advocacy Wildlife, Eurogroup for Animals

The legal status of wild animals in European circuses

Elizabeth Tyson LLB (Hons) AFOCAE, Ethical progression, Animal Protection Consultant

316th session: Stray dogs in Romania

Date: Thursday 8 October 2015– 10.00-11.00 hrs, Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance

Current Dog Management Practices in Romania: Towards a Sustainable and Humane Solution?

Dr Carmen Arsene, President of the FNPA – National Federation for Animal Protection, Romania

A Sustainable Approach to Dog Population Management in Romania

Dr Marlene Wartenberg, Consultant, European policy office, Four Paws

Dog Population Management for Romania – Positive Solutions for a Future European Approach

Mr Ruud Tombrock, MA (Pyschology), Regional Director for Europe, World Animal Protection

 

315th session: Debate with Commissioner Andriukaitis about EU animal welfare policy during this term and presentation of the campaign “protect our pets”

Date: Tuesday 8 September 2015– 17.30-19.00 hrs
Venue: Room LOW N2.1 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance

Paolo Dalla Villa, (IZSAM): The benefits of identification and registration for cats and dogs

Peter Hepburn -Eurogroup for Animals – presentation of the campaign “Protect our Pets”

Presentation by  Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety

 

314th session: – the new Animal Health Law – Live exports to third countries – book presentation on animal trasnport

Date: Thursday 9 July 2015– 10.00 – 11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance

Peter Stevenson CIWF: EU live exports to the Middle East , Noth Africa and Turkey: PPT slides

The Louder Sound :  Documentary by CIWF on EU live exports

Dr Alexander Rabitsch: Animal transports – right and reality: PPT slides 

313th session: – Removing the Blinkers – Health & Welfare of Equines

Date: Thursday 11 June 2015– 10.00 – 11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance

PPT Roly Owers: The Health and Welfare of European Equidae in 2015

EU Equine Report

EU Equine Report Executive Summary

312th session: – Animal Experimentation

Date: Thursday 21 May 2015– 10.00 – 11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance

Joint PPTs of  Susanna Louhimies (DG ENV, European Commission): Making progress together for the implementation of Directive 2010/63/EU, Kirsty Reid, Eurogroup for Animals: Implementation, the animal welfare perspective,  Magda Chlebus, EFPIA: The current implementation of the Directive

311th session: – Rabbit Welfare

Date: Thursday 30 April 2015– 10.00 – 11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance

PPT Jonathan Fleurent (PMAF):  The ethological needs of rabbits and deficient farming practices

PPT Nina Jamal (Vier Pfoten, Austria):  The opportunities to achieve higher welfare in rabbit farming

310th session: – The Slaughter of Animals

Date: Thursday 12 March 2015– 10.00 – 11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance

PPT Michel Courat : The EU legislation to protect animals at the time of killing: an NGO perspective

PPT Margreet Steendijk: Animal welfare problems with the CO2 stunning method of pigs

PPT Michel Vandenbosch: The cruelty behind slaughter without stunning

Briefing by Eurogroup for Animals: Animal welfare during slaughter

Briefing de l’Eurogroup for Animals: Le bien-être animal au moment de l’abattage 

309th session: – Information to Consumers and Mandatory System of Production Labelling

Date: Thursday 12 February 2015– 9.00-10.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2  – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance

PPT ffinlo Costain -Mandatory method of production labelling -Empowering consumers and delivering sector growth

Briefing on the Labelling Matters project

308th session: – European Declaration on the Alternatives to Surgical Castration of Pigs

Date: Thursday 15 January 2015– 9.30-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R3.1 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance

PPT Elena Nalon, State of play, shortcomings & challenges,

PPT The Dutch National Research Programme on producing entire male pigs,

PPT Denis Simonin, The Commission’s support on how to reach the objectives of the Declaration

307th session: – Wildlife trade

Date: Thursday 18 December 2014– 9.00-10.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance, PPT Staci McLennan, IFAW report on wildlife cybercrime, PPT Raquel Garcia Hermida, Illegal trade in Barbary macaques and what the EU can do to put an end to it

306th session: – The import of horsemeat from third countries and an update on the animal health dossier

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014– 9.30-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R3.1– EP Strasbourg

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Attendance,

Dr Joanna Swabe PPT food safety concerns regarding horsemeat imports from non-EU countries,

Sabrina Gurtner PPT animal welfare concerns related to the import of horsemeat

Barbara Logar PPT Proposal for a new EU Animal Health Regulation

305th session: – Organic farming and labelling of organic products

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014– 9.30-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2– EP Strasbourg

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Attendance, Chris Gallasch PPT Organic Farming

304th session: - Election of the President & of Board Members,  presentations on the key issues for the term and on achievements

Date: Thursday 18 September 2014– 9.30-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R3.1 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance, Andrea Gavinelli PPT, Reineke Hameleers & Andreas Erler PDF / Prezi (interactive)

303rd session: - Cetaceans in captivity

Date: Thursday 13 March 2014– 9.00-10.30 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2– EP Strasbourg

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Attendance, Daniel Turner PPTs, Dr Naomi Rose PPTs, Niels van Elk PPTs

302nd session: - The cloning of animals for food supply

Date: Thursday 6 February 2014– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R3.1– EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Kirsty Reid PPTs

301st session: - Appointment of new Board Members, dairy cow welfare and labelling

Date: Thursday  16 January  2014– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2– EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Peter Stevenson PPT, ffinlo Costain PPT

300th session: - The EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species

Date: Thursday  12 December 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R3.1– EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Staci McLennan PPT, Dr Andrew Kelly PPT

299th session: - Animal Welfare and Education

Date: Thursday  21 November 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2– EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Monika Hametter,’s PPT presentation, James Pirnay’s PPT presentation

298th session: - Enforcement of the EU-Regulation on the protection of animals at the time of killing

Date: Thursday  24 October 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R3.1– EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Denis Simonin’s PPT presentation, Michel Courat’s PPT presentation

297 b Working group session: – Debate with Commissioner Borg on On-going and Planned Animal Welfare Isssues

Date: Wednesday  18 September 2013– 15.00-16.15 hrs

Venue: Room ASP 1G2 – EP Brussels

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Attendance list,  Commissioner Borg’s speech, Minutes of the meeting

297th session: – The new Animal Health Law

Date: Thursday  12 September 2013– 11.00-12.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N 1.4 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list,  presentation by Chris Gallasch

 

296th session: – Enforcement of the EU-Zoo-Legislation

Date: Thursday  4 July 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N 3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, presentation of Lesley Dickie, presentation of Daniel Turner, Film EU Zoo Inquiry

 295th session: – Living well with Wolves in the EU

Date: Thursday 13 June 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R3.1 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Minutes of the meeting,  presentation of Luigi Boitanipresentation of  Malgorzata Czyzewska 

 

294th session: – the European elections in 2014  – vaccine testing

Date: Thursday 23 May 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, presentation of Reineke Hameleers, Reineke Hameleers’speech,  presentation of Ian Ragan

293rd session: Humane Control of Pests

Date: Thursday 18 April 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW S 2.1 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, presentation of François Tisserant, presentation of Frédéric Verwilghen

292nd session: the Welfare of Pigs

Date: Thursday 14 March 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N 3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list,  Presentation of Denis Simonin, Presentation of Patrick Chevillon

 

291st session: Dir. 2010/63/EU on the Protection of Animals used in Research

Date: Thursday 7 February 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N 3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance listPresentation by Maurice Whelan, Presentation by Susanna Louhimies, Notes of the meeting


290th session: animal welfare in Poland

Date: Thursday 17 January 2013– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N 3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Presentation by Anna Kowalska -Klockiewicz, presentation by Prof. Andrzej Elzanowski

 

289th session: the protection of public health & wildlife from endocrine disrupters using 21st century testing

Date: Thursday 22 November 2012– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R 3.1 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list,  Presentation of Prof. Thomas Hartung

 

288th session: Briefing on key issues for CITES CoP16

Date: Thursday 22 November 2012– 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW N 3.2 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Presentation Jo Swabe, Speaking notes Jo Swabe

 

287th session: Conservation efforts of big felines in Africa

Date: Thursday 25 October – 10.00-11.00 hrs

Venue: Room LOW R3.1 – EP Strasbourg

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Attendance list, Presentation Dr Laurie Marker, presentation Katja Brunner

286th session: Non-commercial movements of pets

Date: Thursday 13 September– 11.00-12.00 hrs
Venue: Room LOW N1.4 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list, ENVI-draft report by Dr SchnellardtPresentation Claire Calder – Eurogroup for Animals

285th session: International dimension of animal welfare

Date: Thursday 5 July 2012 – 10.00-11.00 hrs
Venue: Room LOW N3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list, Presentation  Judit Krommer,  Presentation Karin Schwabenbauer

 

284th session: Public procurement

Date: Thursday 14 June 2012 – 10.00-11.00 hrs
Venue: Room LOW R3.1 – EP Strasbourg
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Attendance list, Presentation Effiong Essien

 

283rd  session: Animal Experimentation

Date: Thursday 24 May 2012 – 10.00-11.00 hrs 
Venue: Room LOW N 3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Presentations: Roman Kolar DTSchB, Nicolas Dudoignon EFPIA 

 

282nd session: Animal Welfare Research & Horizon 2020; Elephant Slaughter

Date: Thursday 19 April 2012 from 15:00-16:00 hrs
Venue: Room LOW N 3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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281st session: Shark finning & the Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015

Date: Thursday 15 March 2012 from 10:00-11:00 hrs
Venue: Room LOW N 3.2 – EP Strasbourg
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Extraordinary meeting of the Intergroup with:

Mrs Mette Gjerskov, the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries to discuss the animal welfare related programme of the Danish Presidency.

Date: Wednesday 29 February 2012 from 08:00 to 08:50 hrs
Venue: EP Brussels
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280th session:

John Dalli, EU Commissioner for Health & Consumer Policy presents the new EU strategy for the protection and welfare of animals 2012-2015

Date: Tuesday 7 February 2012 from 11:45-12:45 hrs
Venue: Room PHS P7 C050 – EP Brussels
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279th session: EU Biodiversity Strategy

Date: Thursday 19 January 2012 from 10:45-11:45 hrs
Venue: LOW S 4.5 in Strasbourg.
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