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News Section Icon Published 16/12/2019

EU ministers made a New Year’s resolution to improve the lives of animals

Ahead of the holiday season, EU ministers gave a gift to animals by making a political commitment to improve their lives. The Council of the EU adopted today Conclusions, calling for sustainable animal production.

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News Section Icon Published 08/10/2019

Flexing muscles in rainy Brussels, MEPs call for a ban on cages

On 8 October 2019, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), public interest organisations, and EU citizens urged the European Commission to respond to the biggest ever concerted effort to improve the welfare of farmed animals across Europe.

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News Section Icon Published 12/09/2019

Record-breaking European Citizens’ Initiative calls on the EU to ban cages

The largest European petition ever for farm animal welfare has just closed on 12 September 2019, breaking the record for balanced representation of voices across the EU.

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News Section Icon Published 22/07/2019

Investigation uncovers dairy calves raised in breach of EU law

Our new undercover investigation released today exposes some incidents of EU law infringement, such as calves completely unable to see and touch each other and calves around three to four months old being kept in pens that were small for them.

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News Section Icon Published 14/06/2019

MEPs demonstrate in Brussels to Stop Live Transport

On 14 June 2019, MEPs Anja Hazekamp and Jytte Guteland joined activists from around the world to demonstrate in front of the EU Parliament in Brussels to #StopLiveTransport of animals. Globally, over 150 actions took place in 43 countries.

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News Section Icon Published 22/05/2019

Animal welfare, a favourite issue for many politicians but forgotten after elections

With the EU elections this week, we are witnessing a plethora of references to animals in speeches and political debates. Making commitments to the electorate always comes easy before key election dates.

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News Section Icon Published 21/04/2019

MEPs warn against delusions about Easter rabbits & chicks

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) took part in the Easter action to show disconnect between perception & reality for Easter rabbits & baby chicks and to support the 'End the Cage Age' European Citizens' Initiative.

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News Section Icon Published 15/04/2019

Investigation ahead of Easter exposes cruelty in rabbit farming

Our new investigation released today, 15 April 2019, exposes the cruelty of commercial systems raising rabbits for meat. We have recently visited three Italian caged rabbit farms.

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News Section Icon Published 02/04/2019

We condemn MEPs’ vote to keep EU subsidies for factory farms

On 2 April 2019, Members of the European Parliament held a disgraceful vote in favour EU subsidies given to factory farms that abuse animals.

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News Section Icon Published 06/03/2019

Putting fish welfare at the heart of EU Aquaculture

On 6 March 2019, MEPs, scientists and NGO representatives met in the EU Parliament to discuss fish welfare.

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