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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intergroup debate: the protection of animals during transport within and outside Europe

On 14/06/2018, 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 live transport of animals in the European Union. Live transport within and outside Europe concerns over 1 billion of animals each year and raises significant welfare issues. The Intergroup meeting was held on the International Awareness Day Stop Live Transport, […]

Photo planned to mark International Awareness Day: Stop live transport

On 13/06/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Please note that tomorrow, on 14th June is the yearly Stop Live Transport: International Awareness Day. For this, people across the planet, will gather to show their opposition to long distance live animal transport. We warmly invite all MEPs to join for a group photo with like-minded Members supporting the initiative. The picture will be taken between […]

Round table: Seizing the day for Fish Welfare

On 06/06/2018, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, the European Parliament hosted the first ever high level political event, ‘Seize the day for fish welfare’, gathering fish professionals and political stakeholders to discuss the welfare of fish. At this occasion experts, farmers, and certifiers voiced the value and importance of addressing welfare while MEP’s shared the political process they are pursuing to […]

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 […]