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News Section Icon Published 10/12/2021

EU transition to cage-free farming should not be delayed despite inevitable challenges

The phaseout of cage systems in EU animal farming to which the European Commission has committed will inevitably bring challenges, but this is not a valid reason to delay the transition beyond 2027, Compassion in World Farming EU said today.

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News Section Icon Published 02/12/2021

EU Parliament must go beyond weak committee recommendations by limiting animal transport

We call on the European Parliament to go beyond today’s weak recommendations from a key committee and vote for strict limits on live animal transport, including an outright ban on live exports to outside the European Union.

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News Section Icon Published 23/11/2021

Webinar: The need for welfare legislation for aquatic animals

On December 1st, 2021, from 10:30 to 12:30 CET, Compassion in World Farming EU will organise a webinar to highlight why the forthcoming revision of EU animal welfare legislation must include protection for farmed fish and other aquatic animals.

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News Section Icon Published 19/11/2021

30 years after EU Pig Welfare Legislation, will the EU finally step up to protect pigs?

In 1991, the EU adopted legislation laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs. However, despite the Pigs Directive having been revised twice since then, pigs in the EU are subject to horrendous living standards.

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News Section Icon Published 04/11/2021

EU-US agriculture collaboration must not derail sustainable food strategy

The European Commission must resist any attempt by the US to use the newly created transatlantic collaboration platform on agriculture to undermine the implementation of a healthier and more sustainable European food system.

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News Section Icon Published 26/10/2021

“Implementation of on-farm animal welfare” or “Ode to farmers”?

Today the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament voted in favor of the report on on-farm animal welfare. CIWF EU expresses its concern about the outcome, highly detrimental for the lives of animals on the farm.

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News Section Icon Published 20/10/2021

Victory! MEPs call for faster shift away from intensive farming

Great news! The European Parliament voted in favour of the own-initiative report on a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system. In doing so it set great hopes for a shift to sustainable diets!

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News Section Icon Published 12/10/2021

EU ministers push for an Animal Welfare legislation revision guided by science

Today, at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Agriculture ministers from Belgium, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Sweden presented a position paper on “a new EU legislative frame for animal welfare focusing on the keeping of animals”.

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News Section Icon Published 10/09/2021

MEPs call for EU food strategy to promote plant-rich diets

Today, on 10 September 2021, two powerful European Parliament committees called on the European Commission to promote healthy plant-rich diets as part of a sustainable EU food strategy.

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News Section Icon Published 19/07/2021

EU exports of animals by sea pose public health risks

The increasing number of animals exported from the EU by sea is posing serious risks to animal welfare and the environment. In Europe, dead animals are repeatedly washed ashore on several beaches.

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