European Parliament approves new committee on live transport of animals

By |junij 19th, 2020|animal farming, animal transport, animal welfare, inquiry committee, live animal transport, livestock farming, News|

The European Parliament approved the setting up of an Inquiry Committee on live transport on Friday (19 June) with an overwhelming majority of 605 out of 689 MEPs in favour, after audits revealed major problems with the welfare of animals during transport

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Gene editing, CAP reform bickering, hospitality sector

By |junij 19th, 2020|AGRI, Agrifood, agrifood brief, agrifood podcast, animal welfare, bees, CAP, coronavirus, COVID-19, EFSA, ENVI, gene editing, GMOs, hospitality sector, 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. German Green faction pushes for gene editing, overhaul of regulation In an unprecedented...

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Lack of skilled workers ‘serious concern’ for pig welfare at slaughter

By |junij 18th, 2020|animal farming, animal welfare, EFSA, livestock, livestock farming, meat plant, meat production, News, pig, pig farming, pig welfare, slaughterhouses|

The European food safety authority (EFSA) has published its latest scientific opinion on the welfare of pigs at slaughter, which found that the majority of hazards identified were due in large part to staff failings.

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Farm to Fork strategy softens stance on meat but backs alternative proteins

By |maj 22nd, 2020|animal welfare, coronavirus, COVID-19, cultured meat, Farm to Fork, meat alternatives, meat sector, News, plant-based diet, plant-based protein, Stella Kyriakides|

The EU's pivotal Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, presented on Wednesday (20 May), softened its stance on meat compared to the previous draft versions but offered staunch support for alternative proteins, which campaigners said was the first step in the ri...

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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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