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News Section Icon Published 02/10/2020

Sixth successful European Citizens' Initiative calls for cage-free farming

Today, on World Day for Farmed Animals (2 October 2020), the European Commission received a European Citizens’ Initiative signed by 1.4 million people which calls on the EU to phase out the use of cages for farmed animals.

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News Section Icon Published 18/09/2020

White smoke from Warsaw! Poland set to ban fur farming

At 2 AM this morning, the Polish lower chamber of Parliament voted to ban fur farming! The law, which won a monumental battle, will also ban ritual slaughter for exports and the use of wild animals in circuses.

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News Section Icon Published 16/09/2020

Victory! Czechia bans cages for hens, now EU must follow

Today, the lower house of the Parliament of the Czech Republic banned cages for laying hens from 2027. Compassion in World Farming welcomes this progress, as well as the commitment of Czech policy-makers to push for an EU-level ban.

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News Section Icon Published 31/08/2020

EU must use taxpayers' money wisely and promote plant-rich diets

Today, we submitted feedback to the EU's food marketing campaign, currently under review. We call on the EU to use taxpayers' money wisely and promote plant-rich diets in order to reduce animal suffering, improve our health and save our planet.

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News Section Icon Published 27/07/2020

EU agency to look at welfare of animals in caged systems

Following our ‘End the Cage Age’ European Citizens’ Initiative, the EU Commission has requested from one of the EU agencies to look into stress caused to farmed animals kept in caged systems.

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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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