Farm to Fork leak, circular economy plan and COVID-19

By |marec 12th, 2020|Agrifood, agrifood brief, agrifood podcast, alternatives to pesticides, animal farming, animal welfare, circular economy plan, Climate Change, coronavirus, COVID-19, Farm to Fork, News|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. The latest draft of the Farm to Fork strategy, obtained by EURACTIV, features...

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EU’s draft food policy to address livestock farming emissions, animal welfare

By |marec 12th, 2020|animal welfare, carbon capture, Farm to Fork, harmonised risk indicator, News, product reformulation|

The latest draft of the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), obtained by EURACTIV, features a few notable changes from the previous version, including an emphasis on the possible role of animal farming in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and on ...

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Activists call on Greek government to finally ban ‘donkey-taxis’

By |februar 28th, 2020|animal welfare, News|

Activists in Greece are calling for an immediate ban on the practice of using donkeys as “taxis” for tourists in the country, saying that an awareness campaign will not go far enough in putting a stop to the cruel tradition.

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MEPs bare teeth at illegal cats and dogs trade

By |februar 12th, 2020|animal trafficking, animal welfare, domestic animals, European Parliament, News|

The European Parliament is calling for a halt to the illegal trade in pets to protect animal welfare and public health but also to combat what has become an all too lucrative business. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.

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Welfare of rabbits farmed in Europe not up to scratch, says EFSA

By |januar 9th, 2020|animal welfare, cages, ECI, EFSA, News, rabbit farms, rabbits|

The welfare of adult rabbits kept in conventional cage systems is worse than that of those housed in other systems used in the EU, EFSA has concluded in an extensive study which investigated rabbit welfare in the EU.

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Andriukaitis questions live animal transport after Romanian sheep tragedy

By |november 26th, 2019|animal transport, animal welfare, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis called on the next EU executive to include animal welfare in the new Green Deal following a tragedy in which almost 15,000 sheep drowned in the Black Sea off Romania's coast.

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Fur farmers failures to meet minimum EU animal welfare standards must be investigated

By |november 19th, 2019|animal farming, animal welfare, News|

Exposés of animal suffering on EU fur farms repeatedly reveal failures to comply with even the basic animal welfare requirements of Directive 98/58/EC concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes, writes Sylwia Spurek.

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Green MEP calls for EU action plan on alternatives to animal testing

By |november 15th, 2019|animal testing, animal welfare, cosmetics, European Chemicals Agency, News, research, Tilly Metz|

All initiatives to promote alternatives to animal testing are welcome, but lawmakers should be bolder and impose some mandatory measures as well, Luxembourgish MEP Tilly Metz has said.

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EFSA suggests ways to avoid mass suffering of unwanted male chicks

By |november 13th, 2019|animal farming, Animal health, animal welfare, chicks, intensive agriculture, intensive animal farming, Intensive farming, meat production, News, poultry|

Technology to prevent the necessity of killing surplus or unproductive animals should be encouraged to prevent the unnecessary suffering of male chicks, a new report finds. 

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Communicating modern animal farming

By |oktober 14th, 2019|animal farming, animal welfare, disinformation, Event Report, livestock, meat consumption, media, News|

A communication gap between citizens and farmers in the modern livestock sector is increasingly widening and the general sentiment is shifting from an overall good opinion of those who keep feeding the world toward a negative view on farmers' role in t...

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