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News Section Icon Published 18/11/2022

EU research confirms long animal journeys pose human health risks

The EU food safety agency confirmed that animal transport poses a risk of exacerbating the current public health crisis of 'superbugs' — bacteria and viruses that are resistant to existing treatments.

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News Section Icon Published 18/11/2022

Will EU take the action needed to contain the rise of superbugs?

On World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, it is essential to remind ourselves that since 1945, when antibiotics became available for mass use, millions of lives have been saved and life expectancy has increased in many parts of the world.

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News Section Icon Published 10/11/2022

Documentary screening & discussion with directors: Who we eat

European Parliament screening of “Who We Eat: The Status Quo,” the first episode of the ARTE documentary series that questions our perception of animal farming while speaking with farmers and advocates for animals.

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News Section Icon Published 18/10/2022

EU Commission to speed up ban on cages in farming

The European Commission has decided to speed up its revision of the laws protecting farmed animals, as revealed in its work programme adopted today.

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News Section Icon Published 17/10/2022

EU ban on male chicks killing could soon become reality

During an EU ministerial meeting that took place earlier today in Brussels, nine EU countries called for an EU-wide ban on the systematic killing of male chicks. Their proposal was widely supported by ministers and the European Commission.

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News Section Icon Published 13/10/2022

World Cage Free Day 2022: Don’t stop me now!

On 13 October 2022, we celebrate World Cage Free Day for the third consecutive year now. A day that we soon hope to celebrate knowing that this obsolete and cruel practice is banned in the EU once and for all.

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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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