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News Section Icon Published 25/07/2023

EU cage farming ban still on track despite attacks

The EU ban on caged farming is still on track despite the organised political attack on the European Green Deal, according to media reports.

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News Section Icon Published 11/07/2023

EU Parliament drops restrictions on farming pollution after industry pressure

Today, the European Parliament voted to drop proposed restrictions on pollution from factory farms, sabotaging the European Commission’s efforts to step up environmental and climate action.

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News Section Icon Published 29/06/2023

EU captured by the industrial farm lobby, reveals a new investigation

A new investigation by Politico revealed today that the main farm lobby in Brussels does not represent smallholders, yet it has a deep-rooted influence on the EU decision-making process.

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News Section Icon Published 27/06/2023

Members of the EU Parliament discuss new study on welfare of farmed fish

The EU needs stronger laws to protect the welfare of farmed fish, concluded a new study discussed today at the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee.

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News Section Icon Published 15/06/2023

MEPs to discuss investment risks of low animal welfare

On 4 July 2023, Compassion in World Farming is organising a roundtable discussion in Brussels on “Investment Risks of Low Animal Welfare” hosted by MEPs Pascal Durand (S&D, France) and Tilly Metz (Greens/EFA, Luxembourg).

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News Section Icon Published 13/06/2023

Bogus agricultural industry research threatens to keep animals caged

While Europeans hope the EU delivers on its promise to ban cages for farmed animals, the Big Agriculture lobby is banking on junk science to thwart progress. Last week, it launched yet another attack on the movement to end caged farming in the…

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News Section Icon Published 24/05/2023

Environment MEPs reject calls to give cattle factory farms a free pass to wreck the climate

Today, Members of the European Parliament responsible for environment policy voted against proposals to give industrial-scale cattle farms a free pass to avoid their responsibility in wrecking the climate.

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News Section Icon Published 16/05/2023

Dairy cows must not be tied in stalls and ducks and geese must not be caged, confirms EU scientific body

The EU must ensure better housing for dairy cows, ducks, geese, and quail to improve their welfare, confirmed scientists at the European Food Safety Authority in new opinions published today.

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News Section Icon Published 09/05/2023

EU Parliament fails to acknowledge the need to include plant-based drinks in schools

Today, the European Parliament has missed an opportunity to acknowledge the need to include plant-based milks in the EU scheme subsidising school meals.

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News Section Icon Published 20/04/2023

Leaked EU animal welfare plans: hope with a grain of salt

An ambitious overhaul of EU animal welfare laws is possible, revealed today the Brussels-based publication Agra Facts.

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