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News Section Icon Published 10/03/2021

EU Parliament set to develop a position on fish welfare

On 3 March 2021, Portuguese Member of the European Parliament Francisco Guerreiro (Greens/EFA) presented a proposal for the European Parliament to take a position on fish welfare in aquaculture through a so-called own-initiative report.

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News Section Icon Published 08/03/2021

EU intervenes in crisis of cattle stranded at sea for over two months

The EU has intervened to put diplomatic pressure to reduce the suffering of animals, who have been stranded at sea for over two and a half months.

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News Section Icon Published 23/02/2021

Legendary Jane Goodall & 140+ scientists call on EU to end cages in farming

More than 140 scientists are supporting a citizens’ call to end the use of cages for farmed animals in the EU. Among them is the world-renowned Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute.

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News Section Icon Published 03/02/2021

EU set to promote plant-rich diets in its fight against cancer

Today, the EU Commission published a new plan to fight cancer, which includes a commitment to encourage a "shift to a more plant-based diet, with less red and processed meat and other foods linked to cancer risk".

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News Section Icon Published 04/01/2021

Why World’s First Approval For Cultured Meat Is Good For Us All

In early December, San Francisco-based Food tech company, Eat Just, Inc., announced that it had been given the go-ahead to sell its cultured chicken in Singapore, writes Philip Lymbery.

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News Section Icon Published 15/12/2020

Proposed EU animal welfare label risks being ignored and ineffective

EU farm ministers adopted a joint position urging the EU Commission to improve animal welfare through a new labelling scheme. While at first sight this appears to be a positive development for animals, this label risks being ignored and…

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News Section Icon Published 03/12/2020

Dynamite report by EU Parliament researchers: We can end the cage age!

Cage-free housing systems can be achieved in Europe, finds a new study by the European Parliament’s research services, recommending financial and policy measures in the short term and legislation in the long term.

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News Section Icon Published 25/11/2020

Members of EU Parliament send video message to #EndTheCageAge

Today, 13 Members of the European Parliament sent a video message to the European Commission urging it to end the use of cages in farming.

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News Section Icon Published 16/11/2020

Europe must follow Czechia in banning hen cages

We strongly believe that all animals should be treated with respect to their natural needs; that is why we want to see hen cages banned as soon as possible across the whole of the EU, writes Michaela Šojdrová in this Opinion.

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News Section Icon Published 13/11/2020

Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Czech hens!

Millions of laying hens in Czechia will no longer be confined in cruel cages from 2027! Today, on Friday the 13th, the Czech upper house of Parliament voted to confirm the ban on cages passed by the lower house in September.

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