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News Section Icon Published 10/12/2021

EU transition to cage-free farming should not be delayed despite inevitable challenges

The phaseout of cage systems in EU animal farming to which the European Commission has committed will inevitably bring challenges, but this is not a valid reason to delay the transition beyond 2027, Compassion in World Farming EU said today.

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News Section Icon Published 02/12/2021

EU Parliament must go beyond weak committee recommendations by limiting animal transport

We call on the European Parliament to go beyond today’s weak recommendations from a key committee and vote for strict limits on live animal transport, including an outright ban on live exports to outside the European Union.

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News Section Icon Published 23/11/2021

Webinar: The need for welfare legislation for aquatic animals

On December 1st, 2021, from 10:30 to 12:30 CET, Compassion in World Farming EU will organise a webinar to highlight why the forthcoming revision of EU animal welfare legislation must include protection for farmed fish and other aquatic animals.

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News Section Icon Published 19/11/2021

30 years after EU Pig Welfare Legislation, will the EU finally step up to protect pigs?

In 1991, the EU adopted legislation laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs. However, despite the Pigs Directive having been revised twice since then, pigs in the EU are subject to horrendous living standards.

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News Section Icon Published 04/11/2021

EU-US agriculture collaboration must not derail sustainable food strategy

The European Commission must resist any attempt by the US to use the newly created transatlantic collaboration platform on agriculture to undermine the implementation of a healthier and more sustainable European food system.

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News Section Icon Published 26/10/2021

“Implementation of on-farm animal welfare” or “Ode to farmers”?

Today the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament voted in favor of the report on on-farm animal welfare. CIWF EU expresses its concern about the outcome, highly detrimental for the lives of animals on the farm.

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News Section Icon Published 20/10/2021

Victory! MEPs call for faster shift away from intensive farming

Great news! The European Parliament voted in favour of the own-initiative report on a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system. In doing so it set great hopes for a shift to sustainable diets!

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News Section Icon Published 13/10/2021

Celebrating World Cage-free Day

Today, on World Cage Free day, we reflect on the tragic lives of hundreds of millions of farmed animals in industrial farms. Every year over 300 million animals in Europe spend all, or a significant part, of their lives imprisoned in cages.

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News Section Icon Published 10/03/2021

EU Parliament set to develop a position on fish welfare

On 3 March 2021, Portuguese Member of the European Parliament Francisco Guerreiro (Greens/EFA) presented a proposal for the European Parliament to take a position on fish welfare in aquaculture through a so-called own-initiative report.

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News Section Icon Published 08/03/2021

EU intervenes in crisis of cattle stranded at sea for over two months

The EU has intervened to put diplomatic pressure to reduce the suffering of animals, who have been stranded at sea for over two and a half months.

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