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News Section Icon Published 31/03/2022

Citizens’ voice is loud and clear. Will the EU respond?

Today, the European Commission released a general analysis of the outcomes of the public consultation in the context of the revision of the animal welfare legislation.

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News Section Icon Published 20/03/2022

New report: several instruments available to finance EU cage-free transition

Ending the caging of farm animals through binding European Union legislation can be achieved with the support of several financial instruments that in some cases are already available to farmers, a new report finds.

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News Section Icon Published 20/03/2022

Farm ministers must reject efforts to weaken EU sustainable food strategy because of the war in Ukraine

In letters sent to the ministers today, Compassion in World Farming EU warns that agri-food business interests are mounting a concerted effort to water down the ambitions of the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy.

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News Section Icon Published 16/03/2022

8,000 Animals Stranded at Sea

CIWF EU witnessed how an old, former cargo ship with nearly 8,000 animals on board needed to be replaced while at sea. Inadequate European legislation and its poor implementation regularly lead to prolonged suffering of animals exported.

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News Section Icon Published 18/02/2022

EU Parliament disregards citizens’ calls to improve animal welfare

Millions of animals suffer every day on EU farms. Given this reality, every opportunity for improving animal welfare legislation should be welcomed with open arms. Unfortunately, this cannot be said of the Report on on-farm animal welfare.

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News Section Icon Published 16/02/2022

EU Parliament ignores public’s calls to improve farmed animals’ welfare

To say that the Report on on-farm animal welfare adopted today by the European Parliament is a missed opportunity is an understatement. It will do nothing to improve the cruel conditions in which hundreds of millions of animals are kept across…

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News Section Icon Published 28/01/2022

Enforcement of new antibiotics legislation vital to our future health

Resistance to antibiotics caused by their overuse in livestock and humans is increasing. It’s estimated that if the world doesn’t radically change how antibiotics are used by 2050, antimicrobial resistance will kill more people than cancer does…

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News Section Icon Published 20/01/2022

EU PARLIAMENT UTTERLY FAILS IN PROTECTING ANIMALS DURING TRANSPORT, NOW CITIZENS TURN TO THE COMMISSION

The European Parliament has betrayed Europe’s citizens by ignoring years of public calls for a ban on exports of live animals and of vulnerable animals within the European Union in its recommendations on animal transport today.

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News Section Icon Published 19/01/2022

European Parliament must press for an end to the EU’s live animal exports horror show

Every year more than three million live animals are exported from the EU to third countries for fattening and slaughter. The transport conditions on the trucks and ships are often unbearable.

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News Section Icon Published 13/01/2022

More than 900 000 European citizens call on MEPs to ban cruel live exports

A petition calling for an EU ban on the live export to third countries of farmed animals with more than 900 000 signatures is today (13th January 2022), being submitted to the European Parliament by Compassion in World Farming, FOUR PAWS and…

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