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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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News Section Icon Published 18/05/2022

Compassion in World Farming urges agriculture ministers to protect the Farm to Fork Strategy

Compassion in World Farming today urged EU agriculture ministers to speed up implementation of the EU’s sustainable food strategy and fend off attempts by the industrial agriculture lobby to use the Ukraine war to undermine it.

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News Section Icon Published 09/05/2022

Conference on the Future of Europe: citizens prioritise animal welfare and sustainable diets

Today, the report stemming from the Conference on the Future of Europe, calling for a shift to more sustainable diets and increased animal welfare, will be presented to the Joint Presidency in Strasbourg.

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News Section Icon Published 04/04/2022

Brussels hosts first ever symposium on cultivated meat

25th April 2022 - The Evolution of Food: Towards Animal Free and Sustainable Technology, will explore the potential benefits of cultivated meat, public opinion on the subject, as well as any barriers that may exist to it becoming widely…

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News Section Icon Published 31/03/2022

Citizens’ voice is loud and clear. Will the EU respond?

Today, the European Commission released a general analysis of the outcomes of the public consultation in the context of the revision of the animal welfare legislation.

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News Section Icon Published 20/03/2022

New report: several instruments available to finance EU cage-free transition

Ending the caging of farm animals through binding European Union legislation can be achieved with the support of several financial instruments that in some cases are already available to farmers, a new report finds.

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News Section Icon Published 20/03/2022

Farm ministers must reject efforts to weaken EU sustainable food strategy because of the war in Ukraine

In letters sent to the ministers today, Compassion in World Farming EU warns that agri-food business interests are mounting a concerted effort to water down the ambitions of the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy.

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News Section Icon Published 16/03/2022

8,000 Animals Stranded at Sea

CIWF EU witnessed how an old, former cargo ship with nearly 8,000 animals on board needed to be replaced while at sea. Inadequate European legislation and its poor implementation regularly lead to prolonged suffering of animals exported.

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News Section Icon Published 18/02/2022

EU Parliament disregards citizens’ calls to improve animal welfare

Millions of animals suffer every day on EU farms. Given this reality, every opportunity for improving animal welfare legislation should be welcomed with open arms. Unfortunately, this cannot be said of the Report on on-farm animal welfare.

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News Section Icon Published 16/02/2022

EU Parliament ignores public’s calls to improve farmed animals’ welfare

To say that the Report on on-farm animal welfare adopted today by the European Parliament is a missed opportunity is an understatement. It will do nothing to improve the cruel conditions in which hundreds of millions of animals are kept across…

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