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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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#Europol cracks down on  illegal trafficking of endangered animal and plant species

#Europol cracks down on illegal trafficking of endangered animal and plant species

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Europol Director Rob Wainwright met with Steven Broad, Executive Director of TRAFFIC (pictured), at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague on 2 February to discuss further co-operation in fighting environmental crime, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties in 2016. The scope of the MoU is to facilitate the exchange […]

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#WildlifeTrafficking: ‘It is easier to smuggle rhino horn than drugs’

#WildlifeTrafficking: ‘It is easier to smuggle rhino horn than drugs’

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wildlife trafficking is the world’s fourth-largest criminal activity with rhino horn now being worth more than gold. On Monday 21 November MEPs debate a report calling for common sanction at EU levels to help fight wildlife tracking and vote on it the following day. Report author Catherine Bearder (pictured), a UK member of the ALDE […]

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