European Commissioner John Dalli promises to review the transport times for animals sent to slaugther

On 08/06/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

On Thursday 7 June, nine MEPs – Dan Jørgensen, Pavel Poc (S&D), Carl Schlyter (Greens/EFA), Andrea Zanoni (ALDE), Oreste Rossi (EFD), Karl-Heinz Florenz (EPP), Jorg Leichtfried (S&D), Joanna Senyszyn (S&D) and Keith Taylor (Greens/EFA) – handed over a petition to John Dalli ( signed by 1.1 million people mainly calling for the transport of live […]

Denmark´s balancing act on Whaling between its overseas territories and the EU

On 06/06/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

The future of the whales will be on the international agenda during the upcoming conference of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) from 25th June – 6th July in Panama. In the past, the EU position in favour of conservation was not always entirely supported by Denmark through its obligation to represent the interests of the […]

Vicepresident Michele Striffler calls on Spanish authorities to act against the ill-treatment of greyhounds

On 04/06/2012, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

Last Friday, Michèle Striffler MEP (EPP, FR) has written to the Spanish Minister for Education and Sports and to selected Spanish regional authorities calling on them to ensure a better protection of greyhounds (galgos).  Unfortunately, in several parts of Spain galgos used for hunting purposes continue to be routinely abandoned and mutilated to disguise their […]