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News Section Icon Published 22/04/2021

Ending the Cage Age: Interview with Guillaume Cros, Committee of the Regions

Guillaume Cros is a member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR). He answered our questions on the ‘End the Cage Age’ European Citizens’ Initiative and shared his views on the transition away from caged from caged farming in Europe.

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News Section Icon Published 15/04/2021

EU Parliament hearing shows overwhelming support for a ban on cages for farmed animals

A citizens’ campaign to end caged farming received overwhelming support today by representatives of key EU institutions during a hearing in the run up to an official European Commission response to the issue.

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News Section Icon Published 01/04/2021

EU Parliament Fisheries Committee to launch a welfare study

Positive change regarding the welfare of European fish might be coming our way: the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has decided to conduct a Parliamentary Policy Department study on fish welfare.

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News Section Icon Published 29/03/2021

Veterinary students support an end to caging farmed animals

Compassion in World Farming warmly welcomes the support of the International Veterinary Students’ Association for the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘End the Cage Age’.

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News Section Icon Published 17/03/2021

Food businesses call for EU phaseout of caging animals in farms

Food companies - including Ferrero, Nestlé and Inter IKEA Group - called today on the European Union to phase out the use of cages in animal farming, starting with egg-laying hens.

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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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