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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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#EndTheCageAge – NGOs, MEPs and EU citizens unite to celebrate success of the European Citizens Initiative #ECI

#EndTheCageAge – NGOs, MEPs and EU citizens unite to celebrate success of the European Citizens Initiative #ECI

| October 8, 2019

Today (8 October) NGOs, MEPs and EU citizens came together in Brussels – the heart of the EU – to celebrate the end of a historic European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and send a strong and clear message to the EU Commission and the Council of the EU. Compassion in World Farming and representatives of other […]

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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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