STRAY DOG & FERAL CAT POPULATIONS IN EUROPE

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

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

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

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An audit of the European Court of Auditors on animal welfare

On 17/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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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. […]

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Ending the brutal fate of the Spanish galgo

On 09/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 8th March, Anja Hazekamp (MEP, GUE/NGL – Netherlands), Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, hosted the event “Broken spirit – The galgo’s last run”, which focused on the fate of galgos in Spain. Representatives from Greyhound Rescue Holland and Dutch Galgo Lobby also attended the event. […]

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Seminar on the use of wild animals in circuses

On 08/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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  Tuesday 28 March 2017 15:00-17:00 room ASP A1E201 European Parliament, Brussels Over the last few years, hundreds of European municipalities and 18 EU Member States have adopted limitations for using wild animals in circuses on the ground of public security, animal health, conservation, ethics and welfare. This trend is a reflection of the decreasing public support […]

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MEPs call for an official EP inquiry after damning investigations reveal barbaric treatment of European exported livestock

On 06/03/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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MEP’s, Belgian Minister for Animal Welfare Weyts, Member State and EC officials and other critical stakeholders, today attended Animals International (AI), Tierschutzbund Zurich/Animal Welfare Foundation (TSB|AWF) and Eurogroup for Animals’ compelling footage release showing breaches of European animal welfare legislation and international agreements concerning live animal transport from the EU to Turkey, the Middle East […]

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Exotic pet trade urgently needs regulation: Europe needs “Positive Lists”

On 28/02/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Monday 27 February,  the Maltese Presidency, the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection, Eurogroup for Animals  and Jadwiga Wiśniewska MEP (ECR, PL)  called for the EU’s attention to the exotic pet trade. Over the past decades, Europe has seen a growing number of exotic animals being kept as pets. Keeping […]

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Commissioner Andriukaitis presents new ‘Platform on Animal Welfare’

On 16/02/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Tuesday 14 February 2017 Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety addressed the Animal Welfare Intergroup on the latest animal welfare policy developments at the EU level. Please click here to access his full speech.  He announced the Commission will be able to address the outstanding points of the EU Animal Welfare […]

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Conference: “Think Positive – Why Europe needs Positive Lists to regulate the sale and keeping of exotic animals as pets”

On 16/02/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Animal Welfare Intergroup together with the Maltese Presidency of the Council, Eurogroup for Animals, AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection   and  Jadwiga Wiśniewska MEP (ECR, PL)  will host the conference “Think Positive: Why Europe needs Positive Lists to regulate the sale and keeping of exotic animals as pets”, which will take place on Monday 27 […]

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Ending the investment of international finance institutions into intensive animal agriculture outside the EU

On 09/02/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday 8 February, the Greens/EFA Group, the S&D Group and Humane Society International (HSI) hosted the event “Investing in animal suffering?”, which focused on investment policies of international finance institutions (IFIs) into intensive animal agriculture outside the EU and its impacts on animal welfare and EU farmers. Dr Chetana Mirle, Director, Farm Animals at […]

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