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News Section Icon Published 22/05/2019

Animal welfare, a favourite issue for many politicians but forgotten after elections

With the EU elections this week, we are witnessing a plethora of references to animals in speeches and political debates. Making commitments to the electorate always comes easy before key election dates.

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News Section Icon Published 21/04/2019

MEPs warn against delusions about Easter rabbits & chicks

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) took part in the Easter action to show disconnect between perception & reality for Easter rabbits & baby chicks and to support the 'End the Cage Age' European Citizens' Initiative.

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News Section Icon Published 15/04/2019

Investigation ahead of Easter exposes cruelty in rabbit farming

Our new investigation released today, 15 April 2019, exposes the cruelty of commercial systems raising rabbits for meat. We have recently visited three Italian caged rabbit farms.

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News Section Icon Published 02/04/2019

We condemn MEPs’ vote to keep EU subsidies for factory farms

On 2 April 2019, Members of the European Parliament held a disgraceful vote in favour EU subsidies given to factory farms that abuse animals.

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News Section Icon Published 06/03/2019

Putting fish welfare at the heart of EU Aquaculture

On 6 March 2019, MEPs, scientists and NGO representatives met in the EU Parliament to discuss fish welfare.

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News Section Icon Published 19/02/2019

We call on the EU to show leadership & create a new era for protein

We welcome a new report by the leading policy think-tank Chatham House, published today, 19 February 2019, which stresses the need for the EU to prepare for the future of the meat industry

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News Section Icon Published 14/02/2019

EU Parliament calls for a ban of live animal exports to countries that don’t meet EU standards

On Valentines’ day, the European Parliament showed its love for animals! Today, in Strasbourg, it voted by an overwhelming majority to call for a ban of live animal exports to countries that do not meet EU standards.

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News Section Icon Published 30/01/2019

Big agri-food industry aims to kill ‘End The Cage Age’ initiative

The Big Agri industry has launched a multi-pronged attack on the European Citizens’ Initiative to End The Cage Age – a direct democracy tool that enables European citizens to request an end to the use of cages for farm animals.

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News Section Icon Published 14/11/2018

Farm animal abuses prevalent in Europe, warn auditors

For the very first time, the European Court of Auditors looked into how EU animal welfare standards are adhered to, and concluded in a new report released today that the rules are repeatedly ignored on the ground.

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News Section Icon Published 25/10/2018

We welcome today's EU Parliament vote on superbugs

New legislation aimed at ending the overuse of antibiotics in farming has been approved by the European Parliament today, 25 October 2018. The legislation will ban preventative mass medication of groups of healthy animals from 2022.

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