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News Section Icon Published 23/02/2021

Legendary Jane Goodall & 140+ scientists call on EU to end cages in farming

More than 140 scientists are supporting a citizens’ call to end the use of cages for farmed animals in the EU. Among them is the world-renowned Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute.

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News Section Icon Published 03/02/2021

EU set to promote plant-rich diets in its fight against cancer

Today, the EU Commission published a new plan to fight cancer, which includes a commitment to encourage a "shift to a more plant-based diet, with less red and processed meat and other foods linked to cancer risk".

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News Section Icon Published 04/01/2021

Why World’s First Approval For Cultured Meat Is Good For Us All

In early December, San Francisco-based Food tech company, Eat Just, Inc., announced that it had been given the go-ahead to sell its cultured chicken in Singapore, writes Philip Lymbery.

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News Section Icon Published 15/12/2020

Proposed EU animal welfare label risks being ignored and ineffective

EU farm ministers adopted a joint position urging the EU Commission to improve animal welfare through a new labelling scheme. While at first sight this appears to be a positive development for animals, this label risks being ignored and…

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News Section Icon Published 03/12/2020

Dynamite report by EU Parliament researchers: We can end the cage age!

Cage-free housing systems can be achieved in Europe, finds a new study by the European Parliament’s research services, recommending financial and policy measures in the short term and legislation in the long term.

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News Section Icon Published 25/11/2020

Members of EU Parliament send video message to #EndTheCageAge

Today, 13 Members of the European Parliament sent a video message to the European Commission urging it to end the use of cages in farming.

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News Section Icon Published 16/11/2020

Europe must follow Czechia in banning hen cages

We strongly believe that all animals should be treated with respect to their natural needs; that is why we want to see hen cages banned as soon as possible across the whole of the EU, writes Michaela Šojdrová in this Opinion.

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News Section Icon Published 13/11/2020

Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Czech hens!

Millions of laying hens in Czechia will no longer be confined in cruel cages from 2027! Today, on Friday the 13th, the Czech upper house of Parliament voted to confirm the ban on cages passed by the lower house in September.

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News Section Icon Published 23/10/2020

EU set to keep factory farming on life support

Today, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of a proposed reform of the EU farm subsidies, despite a growing citizens’ movement calling for a rejection of the current deal.

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News Section Icon Published 20/10/2020

We denounce EU Parliament shenanigans around farm subsidies vote

Today, 20 October 2020, the EU Parliament is voting on amendments to EU farm subsidies scheme, the Common Agricultural Policy, which were fast-tracked through dirty political shenanigans, without proper debate.

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