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World agrees to end international trade in live, wild-caught #Elephants

World agrees to end international trade in live, wild-caught #Elephants

| August 30, 2019

However, while the USA voted against, the EU could not vote at all, since a number of EU member states had not yet completed their NEWS accreditation when the vote was taken. Nevertheless, the preliminary vote passed in committee and then needed to be confirmed by the delegates in plenary session. To ensure that this […]

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#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

| July 10, 2019

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed his intention to nominate Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s member of the European Commission. Phil Hogan served as Agriculture and Rural Development commissioner in the current Commission and is considered to be a skilled negotiator and alliance builder. Speaking today (10 July) the Taoiseach said that […]

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It’s time public woke up to reality of #LivestockFarming, says former MEP

It’s time public woke up to reality of #LivestockFarming, says former MEP

| June 18, 2019

Food safety standards in Europe, and in particular in the UK, are among the highest in the world, and yet consumer trust and confidence in the food system has never been so low, writes George Lyon, former MEP. Despite the wide availability of cheap, nutritious food, misconceptions around issues such as animal welfare and the use of antibiotics […]

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#EU4AnimalWelfare – 5th meeting of the EU Platform – taking stock of achievements

#EU4AnimalWelfare – 5th meeting of the EU Platform – taking stock of achievements

| June 17, 2019

On Monday 17 June, Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis will participate in the fifth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare. Launched in June 2017, the Platform is now recognized as a pivotal forum for member states and stakeholders to share information and good practices. Ahead of the meeting, Commissioner Andriukaitis stressed: “The Platform’s achievements are […]

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New Europe-wide animal protection partnership aims to end #AnimalTesting in the EU

New Europe-wide animal protection partnership aims to end #AnimalTesting in the EU

| April 26, 2019

World Day for Animals in Laboratories (24 April) saw the launch of an ambitious new partnership campaigning to end the suffering of the over 11 million animals still used in experiments throughout Europe. The group – Cruelty Free Europe – a dynamic network of partners headquartered in Brussels with a permanent presence at the heart of European […]

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Environment groups must ‘take  share of blame for #Curlew decline’

Environment groups must ‘take share of blame for #Curlew decline’

| April 25, 2019

Farmers have hit back at claims over the role of farming in the decline of curlews and other species, saying environmental charities and advisors must take their fair share of the blame for policies which have led to habitat degradation and increased predation.    The RSPB claims farming practices are partly to blame for a […]

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Rigorous animal welfare protects #Sheep from pests and diseases

Rigorous animal welfare protects #Sheep from pests and diseases

| March 29, 2019

Sheep shearing is a highly skilled process and essential every year to reduce the likelihood of disease and parasitic infections, which can cause health and welfare problems for the animals.    Now the Farmers’ Union of Wales has joined other industry organisations to produce joint guidance on sheep shearing, reminding farmers and professional contractors to […]

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