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News Section Icon Published 20/10/2021

Victory! MEPs call for faster shift away from intensive farming

Great news! The European Parliament voted in favour of the own-initiative report on a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system. In doing so it set great hopes for a shift to sustainable diets!

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News Section Icon Published 13/10/2021

Celebrating World Cage-free Day

Today, on World Cage Free day, we reflect on the tragic lives of hundreds of millions of farmed animals in industrial farms. Every year over 300 million animals in Europe spend all, or a significant part, of their lives imprisoned in cages.

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News Section Icon Published 12/10/2021

EU ministers push for an Animal Welfare legislation revision guided by science

Today, at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Agriculture ministers from Belgium, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Sweden presented a position paper on “a new EU legislative frame for animal welfare focusing on the keeping of animals”.

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News Section Icon Published 10/09/2021

MEPs call for EU food strategy to promote plant-rich diets

Today, on 10 September 2021, two powerful European Parliament committees called on the European Commission to promote healthy plant-rich diets as part of a sustainable EU food strategy.

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News Section Icon Published 19/07/2021

EU exports of animals by sea pose public health risks

The increasing number of animals exported from the EU by sea is posing serious risks to animal welfare and the environment. In Europe, dead animals are repeatedly washed ashore on several beaches.

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News Section Icon Published 30/06/2021

EU Commission makes a big step for farmed animals, committing to ban cages

Today, the European Commission made a historic commitment to phase out cages in animal farming across the EU. It plans to prohibit cages for hens, mother pigs, calves, rabbits, ducks, geese and other farmed animals.

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News Section Icon Published 24/06/2021

Scientists including Dr Jane Goodall call for EU to promote healthier diets, not animal products

An international group of over 60 scientists today called on the European Commission to shift its funding for food advertisements away from animal products and towards healthier and more sustainable plant-based diets.

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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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