Opportunities for animal welfare within the review of the CAP

On 18/05/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been successful in sustaining European agriculture, but has, along with global trends and competition within the agricultural market, encouraged the intensification of animal production, at the expense of animal welfare. This negative impact on animals has led to an increasing use of production systems where animals are confined to […]

Animal welfare seen by Europe as priority to harness globalisation

On 10/05/2017, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals strongly welcomes the inclusion of animal welfare in a Commission Reflection Paper on Harmonising Globalisation released today. This is a step forward for EU Trade Policy and Animal Welfare, but it is not the end. Animal welfare is receiving increasing but still insufficient attention in European […]

From culling to care: Conference presents concrete solutions on how Europe can manage stray dog & feral cat populations

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

        The last few years have left an indelible scar on Europe’s morality: Dogs and cats in certain regions and EU countries have been subjected to blanket culls, most notably in Romania. The outrage from many public quarters has been heard by the EU institutions in Brussels, and by NGOs throughout the […]