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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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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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