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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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News Section Icon Published 18/04/2023

Transport is stressful for animals and should be reduced, says EU watchdog

EU loopholes allow for animals to suffer when transported, says the European Court of Auditors. Compassion in World Farming welcomes the timely findings of the EU’s watchdog, ahead of the pending thorough review of the EU animal welfare laws.

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News Section Icon Published 29/03/2023

Baby calves must not be isolated in pens, confirms EU scientific body

Baby calves must not be kept in tight individual pens, confirmed scientists at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in a new opinion published today.

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News Section Icon Published 22/03/2023

MEPs downplay need to drastically change eating habits at schools

Members of the European Parliament voted today to downplay the need to drastically change eating habits at schools and failed to agree that plant-based milks and pulses must be part of the scheme funded by the EU.

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News Section Icon Published 17/03/2023

EU ministers set to let factory farms skirt environmental rules and wreck the climate

Environmental ministers decided last evening to allow factory farms to continue polluting with toxic chemicals and wreck the climate, undermining EU attempts to better regulate industrial animal agriculture.

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News Section Icon Published 14/03/2023

Conference: Overhauling EU farm animal welfare laws

We are organising a high-level Conference in Brussels titled 'Overhauling EU Farm Animal Welfare Laws', which will take place on 28 March.

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