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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...