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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
Save bees and farmers across Europe now!
The European Citizens' Initiative "Save bees and farmers," which Compassion in World Farming supports, aims to collect a million signatures to end the use of synthetic pesticides across Europe.Read more
Conference: How can we better nourish Europe?
On 4 March 2020, we are organising a conference with Jane Goodall. The devastating impacts of a diet heavy in animal products are well-known. It is time to speed up the transition to better nourishment, with the emphasis on plant-based foods.Read more
Members of the EU Parliament call for a meat tax
Today, we had a full room in the European Parliament to discuss the true price of meat! With MEPs, NGOs & business representatives, we spoke about the need for a sustainability charge on meat and animal products.Read more
What’s the true price of meat?
On 5 February 2020, we are co-organising an event on the true price of meat. In the context of the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Green Deal, we are calling on the EU to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent.Read more
EU food safety agency criticizes rabbit cages
Today, the EU food safety agency criticized the use of conventional cages for rabbit farming in a new study. We welcome this report and calls on the European Commission to use the latest scientific evidence and improve the lives of rabbits in…Read more