Thanks for The Free Lunch

On 29/09/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

Today the Humane Society International, Compassion in World Farming, Beyond GM, Food for Life Global and the European Parliament‘s Sustainable Food Systems Group have served a free lunch on the Esplanade of the European Parliament, which has gathered hundreds of people, who came to taste healthy vegetarian or vegan food. This initiative has been supported […]

Report launch: What’s behind fashion? Animal welfare and the European fur trade

On 25/09/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

 Animal Welfare Intergroup Member, Heidi Hautala MEP (Greens/EFA, FI), invites  to the launch of a new Eurogroup for Animals & Fur Free Alliance report  about fur farming in the EU, which will be presented on  Thursday 15th of October, 13.00-14.00 hrs . Various opinion polls show that EU citizens are critical towards fur farming and a number of EU […]

Organic production and labelling of organic products: the animal welfare concerns

On 18/09/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

Organic farming is one of a number of approaches to sustainable agriculture. It is broadly defined as a holistic production management system which tries to work with nature, promoting biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. In principle, organic farming also performs better than conventional farming in the area of animal welfare, devised to a […]

Making the invisible visible– major new animal welfare campaign PROTECT OUR PETS supported by Intergroup members

On 09/09/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

During the Intergroup session yesterday evening Eurogroup for Animals launched a major new campaign to improve the welfare of Europe’s cats and dogs. The Protect Our Pets campaign tackles the growing, underground and illegal pet trade in Europe once and for all. Today pets are being traded illegally within Europe. This illegal trade severely impacts […]

European Commissioners urged to publish new animal welfare strategy for period 2016-2020

On 08/09/2015, in Animal Welfare Strategy, Press releases, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

Strasbourg –    At its meeting today Fredrick Federley MEP (ALDE, SE) supported by 75 MEPs from 22 member states presented Commissioner Andriukatis with an oral question urging the European Commission to publish a new EU-Animal Welfare Strategy 2016-2020 by the end of the year. The MEPs also called on the Commission to incorporate the new strategy […]

Call for an end of whale hunting in the Faroe islands

On 02/09/2015, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

Under the initiative of  Janusz Wojciechowski (ECR, PL) and Mark Demesmaeker (ECR, BE), the Animal Welfare Intergroup has sent a letter to Kaj Leo Johannesen, the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, to call  for an end of the“grindadráp”, the cruel tradition of whale hunting and  to stop the trial against all those conservationists who […]