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#COVID-19 is teaching us a harsh lesson: We need to change our relationship with animals

#COVID-19 is teaching us a harsh lesson: We need to change our relationship with animals

| April 3, 2020

Yes, COVID-19 came from animals. COVID-19 was transmitted from wildlife to humans as a consequence of the sheer number of species sold in “wet” markets. These are common across Asia, as in many other developing countries, and sell all things perishable: fruits, vegetables and most notably animals – dead or alive, domestic and wild, write […]

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Can #Coronavirus be transmitted between humans and animals?

Can #Coronavirus be transmitted between humans and animals?

| March 27, 2020

It is the worst case scenario – the transmission of coronavirus between humans and domestic pets – and it appears that this may be happening already. in Hong Kong, a dog that had tested as “weak positive”, leading the Hong Kong government to recommend that pets of coronavirus patients should be quarantined, has died, writes […]

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Farm animals suffer at EU borders due to #Coronavirus response, says Compassion in World Farming

Farm animals suffer at EU borders due to #Coronavirus response, says Compassion in World Farming

| March 20, 2020

With over 35 animal welfare NGOs, Compassion in World Farming sent a letter to EU leaders, asking them to adapt their response to COVID-19, since long border delays are resulting in animal suffering. We called on the EU to ban the transport of farm animals to non-EU countries, as well as journeys that last over […]

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MEPs back calls from #EUDog&CatAlliance to end illegal pet trade

MEPs back calls from #EUDog&CatAlliance to end illegal pet trade

| February 14, 2020

A resolution calling for action to be taken against illegal pet trafficking to protect animal welfare, consumers and public health was adopted by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 12 February. MEPs voted with an overwhelming majority to support the motion demanding an EU-wide action plan to help end the illegal pet trade by bringing […]

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#PetTrafficking – Measures against the illegal puppy business

#PetTrafficking – Measures against the illegal puppy business

| January 24, 2020

MEPs want action to tackle the illegal trade in pets in order to better protect animals and punish rule breakers. Many pets are traded illegally across the EU generating high profit at a low risk, often providing a profitable source of income for criminal networks. To clamp down on the illegal trade in pets, the environment […]

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EU food safety agency criticizes #RabbitCages

EU food safety agency criticizes #RabbitCages

| January 13, 2020

The EU food safety agency has criticized the use of conventional cages for rabbit farming in a new study. The international NGO Compassion in World Farming welcomes this report and calls on the European Commission to use the latest scientific evidence and improve the lives of rabbits in the EU. In the new report, the European […]

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European Court rules that #Finland must protect its wolf population

European Court rules that #Finland must protect its wolf population

| October 11, 2019

The EU’s top court has upheld strict protection rules set out in the EU Habitats Directive which national authorities should follow in order to stop the capture and killing of endangered species in the wild.  The case was referred to the EU Court of Justice by the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court after an NGO challenged […]

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