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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German cabinet agrees on plan to ban glyphosate, increase insect protection

By |september 5th, 2019|agriculture, animal welfare, CAP, common agricultural policy, German Farmers' Association (DBV), Germany, glyphosate, insects, News, pesiticides|

The German government wants to protect insects better and completely ban the controversial weedkiller glyphosate by 2023. It also intends to introduce an animal welfare label, and unlock additional funds for CAP measures that are environmentally friend...

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Animal health law: A power tool against illegal puppy trade?

By |april 4th, 2019|animal welfare, News|

The EU needs around 8 million puppies annually to meet consumer demand - far beyond legitimate breeders’ capacity. As a result, the illegal online puppy trade is booming, and state-of-the-art trafficking networks benefit from a market approximately worth over €1 billion per year, writes Georgia Diamantopoulou.

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MEPs want less EU money going to intensive farming

By |februar 18th, 2019|animal welfare, CAP, CAP payments, Common Agicultural Policy, EU budget 2021-2027, farming, Intensive farming, News|

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's environment committee have voted for a reduction in subsidies going to intensive farming under the common agricultural policy as of 2021. EURACTIV France reports.

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