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#Animal Welfare – #Tesco commits to 100% cage-free eggs throughout Europe by 2025

#Animal Welfare – #Tesco commits to 100% cage-free eggs throughout Europe by 2025

Tesco PLC announced on Friday that it will exclusively source 100% cage-free eggs throughout their central European stores covering Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland by 2025. The decision follows the retailer’s similar commitment in 2016 to source 100% cage-free eggs in the United Kingdom. Today’s announcement is the result of extensive conversations with The […]

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#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

The Spanish Guardia Civil, in coordination with Europol, has dismantled an organised crime group that was trading horsemeat in Europe that was unfit for human consumption. The operation was carried out in coordination with Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 65 people arrested In Spain, 65 people were arrested and charged […]

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#AnimalWelfare seen by Europe as priority to harness globalization

#AnimalWelfare seen by Europe as priority to harness globalization

Eurogroup for Animals strongly welcomes the inclusion of animal welfare in a Commission Reflection Paper on Harmonizing Globalization released on 10 May 2017. This is a step forward for EU Trade Policy and Animal Welfare, but it is not the end. Animal welfare is receiving increasing attention, but still insufficient attention in European trade policy. […]

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Parliament approves #AnimalWelfare measures for horses and donkeys

Parliament approves #AnimalWelfare measures for horses and donkeys

Measures to improve the welfare of millions of horses and donkeys across the EU have been approved today by the European Parliament. The proposals from European Conservative and Reformists Group MEP Julie Girling were passed by a large majority and cover animals used in a broad range of activities, from farming to tourism. They include: A […]

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Historic vote paves the way for EU ban on #rabbit cages

Historic vote paves the way for EU ban on #rabbit cages

The European Parliament today voted 410 to 205 in favour of measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare, which includes the drafting of legislation to end the use of battery cages. This historic result will help more than 340 million rabbits every year who currently experience extreme suffering in battery cages.   Animal Equality and its […]

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Surveys show need for more and better information on antimicrobial resistance (#AMR)

Surveys show need for more and better information on antimicrobial resistance (#AMR)

There is a clear need for wide-reaching factual information programmes on AMR according to several recent surveys on consumer perceptions and awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This points to the growing need for greater understanding and demonstrates that science-based information should be one of the main points of action for the upcoming EU Action Plan […]

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European Parliament today approved plans to tackle wildlife trafficking on eve of #WorldWildlifeDay 

European Parliament today approved plans to tackle wildlife trafficking on eve of #WorldWildlifeDay 

On the eve of World Wildlife Day (2 March), the European Parliament has approved European Conservative and Reformist (ECR) MEP Emma McClarkin’s proposals to use trade policy to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking. The report calls for improved use of customs technology at all stages of the supply chain and stresses the need for a coordinated international response […]

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