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News Section Icon Published 21/02/2023

Cages for hens must go, confirms EU scientific body

Laying hens should be housed in cage-free systems, concludes a new study by the Union’s scientific body, the European Food Safety Authority, adding that meat chickens need more space and must come from slow-growing breeds only.

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News Section Icon Published 20/02/2023

Minor changes to EU rules for transport of animals by sea

On Friday, the European Commission adopted new rules to improve the transport of live animals by sea, yet the proposed changes to the current law are very weak.

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News Section Icon Published 30/01/2023

Ministers put EU live exports ban in limbo

Today, several farm ministers told the European Commission not to ban live animal exports at a meeting in Brussels.

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News Section Icon Published 18/01/2023

Upcoming roundtable: Improving fish welfare is key to sustainable aquaculture

On 24 January 2023 Compassion in World Farming is organising a roundtable in Brussels to launch its pioneering new report Rethinking EU Aquaculture for People, Planet, and Animals.

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News Section Icon Published 13/12/2022

EU ministers support ambitious reform of animal welfare standards

On 12 December 2022, EU farm ministers discussed the upcoming review of the animal welfare legislation during their meeting in Brussels.

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News Section Icon Published 07/12/2022

'Who we eat' documentary screening

On 6 December 2022, we screened a documentary on animal farming in the European Parliament in Brussels, during which EU policymakers, the documentary directors, activists and industry representatives questioned our perception of animal farming.

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News Section Icon Published 06/12/2022

EU set to help governments improve conditions in fish farms

The European Commission has announced it will establish a new centre to support EU countries to better protect the welfare of fish in farms.

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News Section Icon Published 05/12/2022

150 000 people urge the EU to stop ignoring fish pain

The European Commission received a petition signed by 150 000 individuals, asking for new standards to protect fish welfare.

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News Section Icon Published 18/11/2022

EU research confirms long animal journeys pose human health risks

The EU food safety agency confirmed that animal transport poses a risk of exacerbating the current public health crisis of 'superbugs' — bacteria and viruses that are resistant to existing treatments.

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News Section Icon Published 18/11/2022

Will EU take the action needed to contain the rise of superbugs?

On World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, it is essential to remind ourselves that since 1945, when antibiotics became available for mass use, millions of lives have been saved and life expectancy has increased in many parts of the world.

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