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News Section Icon Published 08/10/2020

Stop the veggie burger ban!

Today, 8 October 2020, we wrote to Members of the European Parliament to express our deep concern about a proposal to ban calling plant-based products 'burgers', which will be voted on in two weeks' time.

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News Section Icon Published 18/09/2020

White smoke from Warsaw! Poland set to ban fur farming

At 2 AM this morning, the Polish lower chamber of Parliament voted to ban fur farming! The law, which won a monumental battle, will also ban ritual slaughter for exports and the use of wild animals in circuses.

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News Section Icon Published 16/09/2020

Victory! Czechia bans cages for hens, now EU must follow

Today, the lower house of the Parliament of the Czech Republic banned cages for laying hens from 2027. Compassion in World Farming welcomes this progress, as well as the commitment of Czech policy-makers to push for an EU-level ban.

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News Section Icon Published 02/07/2020

Victory! U.S. state of Colorado bans cages for hens

On 1 July 2020, the U.S. State of Colorado banned all cage confinement of egg-laying hens! This goes well beyond what the law requires in the EU, where over 200 million hens are still in cages.

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News Section Icon Published 19/06/2020

Great news! MEPs voted for new Committee on animal transport

Today, 19 June 2020, the EU Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry on animal transport. We are delighted with the outcome of the vote!

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News Section Icon Published 02/03/2020

Save bees and farmers across Europe now!

The European Citizens' Initiative "Save bees and farmers," which Compassion in World Farming supports, aims to collect a million signatures to end the use of synthetic pesticides across Europe.

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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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