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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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