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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Intergroup meeting: dairy cow welfare in the EU

On 19/04/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals met on Thursday 19 April to discuss the welfare of dairy cattle. The European Union counts 24.5 million dairy cows distributed among 1.7 million farms. The intensification of the dairy industry following the end of milk quotas raised serious concerns on animal welfare. The Intergroup wished […]

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Roundtable discussion on spring hunting and other derogations from the EU Birds Directive.

On 20/03/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Thursday 22 March, Anja Hazekamp MEP (GUE/NGL – Netherlands), Vice-President of the Intergroup, will host a roundtable on spring hunting and other derogations from the EU Birds Directive. The event will welcome Chris Packham, TV-presenter and wildlife expert, Nicholas Barbara from Birdlife Malta, representatives from DG environment as well as Keith Taylor MEP (Greens/EFA, […]

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Intergroup meeting: Animal Welfare at the time of slaughter

On 15/03/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals met today to discuss the welfare of animals at the time of slaughter. The presenters outlined some of the persisting problems and highlighted opportunities for better enforcement of existing EU legislation and for initiatives that can eventually lead to an improvement of legislation, both at national […]

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Achieving coexistence with large carnivores in the EU

On 08/03/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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      Brussels, 8th March 2018 – Following the recent publication of a study entitled ‘Large Carnivore Management Plans of Protection: Best Practices in EU Member States,’ a group of MEPs and policy and conservation experts met yesterday at the European Parliament to address the issue. The study, published by the European Parliament’s Committee on […]

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Screening of the film ‘Kangaroo- A Love-Hate Story’ and debate on the trade with kangaroo products

On 07/03/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On the 6th of March, MEP Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL) hosted the European première of the film ‘Kangaroo- A Love-Hate Story’ in the European Parliament. During the event, discussions took place with the film’s Director and Australian politicians. The documentary reveals the disturbing truth on the kangaroo industry in Australia. If the kangaroo image is widely used […]

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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 […]

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