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News Section Icon Published 10/06/2021

Overwhelming support by EU Parliament for ban on cages for farmed animals

Today, the European Parliament urged the European Commission to make cages for farmed animals illegal across the European Union by 2027, adopting a resolution on the ‘End the Cage Age‘ European Citizens’ Initiative.

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News Section Icon Published 01/06/2021

EU must stop paying for ads for animal products

The EU gives millions of euros each year for marketing campaigns with the purpose of increasing our consumption of animal products made in the EU. We are calling on the European Commission to revise this absurd policy.

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News Section Icon Published 21/05/2021

EU Parliament’s Agriculture Committee calls for ban on caged farming

The European Parliament’s agriculture committee today called on the European Commission to propose legislation on banning the caging of farmed animals.

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News Section Icon Published 14/05/2021

Fish welfare included for the first time in EU guidelines for underwater farms

This week, the European Commission published its new guidelines on fish and seafood farms, which set out standard priorities and targets to ensure the sector is run and developed sustainably.

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News Section Icon Published 07/05/2021

Motherhood film highlights cruelty of cages

We have commissioned a new short film, Motherhood, about life in intensive pig farms, created by Dutch filmmaker Eline Helena Schellekens and editor Kate Morgan.

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News Section Icon Published 29/04/2021

101 MEPs push Commission to keep its promise to end caged farming

101 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from across the political spectrum have called for a phaseout of cages in animal farming.

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News Section Icon Published 27/04/2021

Civil society backs promised EU end to cages in farming

Today, civil society groups campaigning on environmental protection, public health, sustainable food and farming, rural livelihoods and citizens’ interests called on the European Commission to implement its promise to phase out caged animal…

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News Section Icon Published 22/04/2021

Ending the Cage Age: Interview with Guillaume Cros, Committee of the Regions

Guillaume Cros is a member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR). He answered our questions on the ‘End the Cage Age’ European Citizens’ Initiative and shared his views on the transition away from caged from caged farming in Europe.

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News Section Icon Published 15/04/2021

EU Parliament hearing shows overwhelming support for a ban on cages for farmed animals

A citizens’ campaign to end caged farming received overwhelming support today by representatives of key EU institutions during a hearing in the run up to an official European Commission response to the issue.

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News Section Icon Published 01/04/2021

EU Parliament Fisheries Committee to launch a welfare study

Positive change regarding the welfare of European fish might be coming our way: the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has decided to conduct a Parliamentary Policy Department study on fish welfare.

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