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News Section Icon Published 08/10/2022

EU urged to ban cruel octopus farming

This World Octopus Day, Compassion joins NGOs calling for EU octopus farming ban

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News Section Icon Published 05/10/2022

EU Commission confirms farm animal laws are outdated

The EU must update its outdated animal welfare laws, the European Commission concluded in its extensive legislative review published on 4 October 2022.

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News Section Icon Published 19/09/2022

EU must save energy by shutting down factory farming, say NGOs

While industrial agriculture lobbies are pressing the EU for more money and secure access to energy during the current crisis, governments should instead shut down factory farming this winter.

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News Section Icon Published 14/09/2022

EU Parliament votes to curb deforestation with soy and beef import ban

European companies selling products that are linked to deforestation – including soy used for animal feed, beef and leather – may soon have to prove that no forests were cut during the production, according to a landmark draft law.

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News Section Icon Published 07/09/2022

EU law fails to protect animals during transport, says EU agency

Today, the EU’s food watchdog confirmed that EU law fails to protect animals during transport – an issue that citizens have long protested against.

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News Section Icon Published 18/08/2022

The world’s soils could be gone within a lifetime, new book reveals

Sixty Harvests Left, by Philip Lymbery comes at a crucial time of reform, when the EU is working to meet its green targets and while the window to adapt to the reality of the climate crisis is rapidly closing.

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News Section Icon Published 11/08/2022

Female pigs must go cage-free, says EU agency

Ahead of an upcoming EU Commission proposal to ban cages for farmed animals, the EU Food Safety Authority (EFSA) called on Wednesday for an end to the severe restriction of movement of female pigs.

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News Section Icon Published 14/07/2022

EU must promote healthy and sustainable food at school

The EU Commission is reviewing the scheme that supports the distribution of fruit, vegetables and certain milk products in schools. We have called on the EU to revise this in order to shift dietary habits towards healthier and more sustainable…

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News Section Icon Published 07/07/2022

New investigation reveals cruelty in sow farms — EU cage ban cannot wait!

Our major new undercover investigation reveals the immense suffering endured by EU sows in cages as they await the promised EU ban on caged farming.

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News Section Icon Published 14/06/2022

MEPs come together to call for EU ban on cruel exports of live farmed animals

On the occasion of Ban Live Exports Awareness Day 2022, Members of the European Parliament joined together today in a video-action calling on the European Union to ban the export of live farmed animals to third countries.

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