Hearing on the protection of animals during transport in the European Parliament

On 22/11/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On 19th November Jørn Dohrmann MEP (ECR, DK), rapporteur in the Agriculture Committee on the Implementation report on the protection of animals during transport, hosted a hearing at the European Parliament. Experts from different fields were invited to present their experience, with the aim to collect information and data to substantiate the parliamentary report. The […]

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A Dog’s Life – The Homeless Dogs of Romania

On 21/11/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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New docu-film prompts MEPs to reflect on treatment of stray animals At the Brussels premiere of ‘A Dog’s Life – The Homeless Dogs of Romania’ in the European Parliament, viewers were exposed to the shocking conditions that thousands of dogs have to endure behind the closed doors of shelters in Romania. The film questions why […]

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Intergroup session: the welfare of equidae

On 15/11/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On the morning of 15 November, the EU Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals gathered at the European Parliament in Strasbourg to consider the welfare of equines (horses, donkeys and hybrids), with attendance from 14 MEPs and other organisations. The Intergroup session was chaired by Jacqueline Foster MEP (ECR, UK) and featured speakers from World Horse […]

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Intergroup meeting: the public health and environmental impact of industrial broiler production

On 25/10/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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This morning, the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals met to discuss the environmental and public health impact of industrial broiler production and to explore alternative production systems. Over 7 billion of broilers are raised each year in the European Union. Industrial broiler chicken production is predominant and accounts for 93.5 % of […]

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Intergoup meeting : the European Citizens’ Initiative “End the Cage Age”

On 04/10/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergoup on the Welfare and the Conservation of Animals met this morning, on World Animal Day, to discuss the recently launched European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age”. The ECI is a participatory democracy instrument that allows citizens to suggest concrete legal changes to the EU institutions by gathering 1 million signatures within […]

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Save the date: Conference ‘Responsible care throughout the life of equines

On 24/09/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On the 16th of October, from 16.30-19.00pm, Jean Arthuis MEP and Julie Girling MEP will host an event in the European Parliament European (Room PHS 5B001) on the responsible care throughout the life of equines. European Horse Network, FEEVA, UECBV and World Horse Welfare are co-organising the event. This conference will offer a multi stakeholder platform […]

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Launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age” at the EP

On 21/09/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Eleonora Evi MEP  would like to invite you to the initiatives for the launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age“, which she will  host at the European Parliament together with the Working Group on Cage Free Farming and in collaboration with the International Organisation Compassion in World Farming (CiWF). This ECI  “End […]

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Intergroup meeting: the use of animals for research in neurosciences

On 13/09/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals met this morning  to discuss the use of animals in neuroscience (the study of the nervous system and the brain). Keith Taylor MEP was chairing the Intergroup session. The meeting opened with the screening of the recent footage from Animal Defenders International showing primates suffering in […]

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Intergroup study trip to Poland on industrial broiler farming

On 13/07/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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From the 5th to the 7th of July, a delegation from the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals went on a study trip to Poland to learn more about industrial broiler farming and its impact on the population and the environment. In recent years, Poland as several other EU Member States have seen […]

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Intergroup meeting: CAP and animal welfare

On 06/07/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Yesterday morning, the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals discussed the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the opportunities the new legislative framework provide to promote higher animal welfare in the EU. In June, the Commission released its legislative proposal for the future CAP. The two pillars structure is preserved but more flexibility is […]

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