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News Section Icon Published 24/07/2020

Members of the EU Parliament commit to keep pushing for cage-free farming

On 14 July, Members of the European Parliament from across the political spectrum met virtually to discuss how they could further help our fight to end caged farming in Europe.

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News Section Icon Published 03/07/2020

Berlin sow vote: German presidency must listen to calls of EU citizens

On 3 July 2020, the German upper house approved new controversial rules on the welfare of sows. The weak ambitions of the German Federal agriculture ministry to put its own house in order casts a shadow over the sincerity of its EU-level…

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News Section Icon Published 02/07/2020

Victory! U.S. state of Colorado bans cages for hens

On 1 July 2020, the U.S. State of Colorado banned all cage confinement of egg-laying hens! This goes well beyond what the law requires in the EU, where over 200 million hens are still in cages.

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News Section Icon Published 19/06/2020

Great news! MEPs voted for new Committee on animal transport

Today, 19 June 2020, the EU Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry on animal transport. We are delighted with the outcome of the vote!

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News Section Icon Published 04/06/2020

Jane Goodall tells EU: 'If we don't do things differently, we're finished!'

'If we don't do things differently, we're finished,' legendary Jane Goodall, PHD, DBE, Founder – The Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, told EU leaders.

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News Section Icon Published 20/05/2020

New EU food strategy: curtain-raiser for change?

Today, 20 May 2020, the EU Commission released its new food policy vision – the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy, which aims to reform the way the EU produces and consumes food.

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News Section Icon Published 08/05/2020

Legendary Jane Goodall to speak on pandemics, wildlife and intensive animal farming

On 2 June 2020, wildlife Jane Goodall will speak at the online conference: ‘Pandemics, wildlife and intensive animal farming,’ which we are hosting together with seven Members of the European Parliament.

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News Section Icon Published 01/05/2020

Coronavirus: Why protecting public health means ending factory farming

With the world gripped by the worst pandemic in a lifetime, questions are starting to be asked about how our treatment of animals is storing up health crises for the future.

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News Section Icon Published 08/04/2020

Our victory in enshrining animal sentience in EU law

Way back in 1988, we began a campaign to get the EU to recognise that animals are sentient beings, i.e. that they are capable of feeling joy and pain like we do. We enlisted other NGOs in the fight and together collected over 1 million…

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News Section Icon Published 20/03/2020

Farm animals suffer at EU borders due to Coronavirus response

Today, we sent a letter to EU leaders, asking them to adapt their response to COVID-19, since long border delays are resulting in animal suffering. We called on the EU to ban the transport of farm animals to non-EU countries.

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