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Animal welfare and protection: EU laws explained

Animal welfare and protection: EU laws explained

| July 31, 2020

European wild cat © AdobeStock/creativenature.nl  The EU has some of world’s highest animal welfare standards. Find out how the legislation protects wildlife, pets as well as farm and laboratory animals. The European Union has advocated animal welfare for more than 40 years and is widely recognised as a global leader, with some of the world’s […]

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#FishWelfareGuidelines promise higher welfare for millions of fish

#FishWelfareGuidelines promise higher welfare for millions of fish

| June 24, 2020

The EU Platform on Animal Welfare has today (24 June) published best practice guidelines on water quality and handling for the welfare of farmed fish. The landmark guidelines are the first concrete step at the EU level to implement higher welfare standards in fish farms. Happy fish are healthy fish, yet little has been done […]

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MEPs vote for new Committee of Inquiry on #AnimalTransport

MEPs vote for new Committee of Inquiry on #AnimalTransport

| June 19, 2020

Today (19 June), the EU Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry on animal transport. Compassion in World Farming and FOUR PAWS are delighted with the outcome of the vote. At present, EU member states are poorly enforcing the EU law that is meant to protect the millions of farmed animals […]

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New poll shows EU citizens stand up for #Wolves

New poll shows EU citizens stand up for #Wolves

| June 19, 2020

European citizens support protection for wolves, and the majority oppose the killing of wolves in any circumstances. This is the main outcome of an opinion poll among adults across six EU countries commissioned by Eurogroup for Animals. It’s time for politicians to listen to the voice of their electors and ensure that the species continues […]

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Europe’s time: How not to waste it?

Europe’s time: How not to waste it?

| June 17, 2020

It is a historic moment for Europe. That is how the European Commission entitled the list of proposed measures to restore the economy of the European Union estimated at a record amount of 750 billion euros, with 500 billion being allocated free of charge as grants and another 250 billion – as loans. The EU […]

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#CrueltyFreeEurope statement on moratorium on animal experimentation

#CrueltyFreeEurope statement on moratorium on animal experimentation

| June 12, 2020

In its response to a petition brought to the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee asking for a moratorium on experiments on animals while their value is being assessed, the Commission has once again said that it is fully committed to the ultimate goal of fully replacing animal tests. Cruelty Free Europe – a network of animal protection organisations […]

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They call it puppy love: #Coronavirus lockdown Britain sees surge in demand for dogs

They call it puppy love: #Coronavirus lockdown Britain sees surge in demand for dogs

| June 10, 2020

British breeders of puppies have seen a huge surge in demand for dogs during the lockdown and now fear that many families will give them up once they realize the scale of the responsibility ahead, write Ben Makori and Gerhard Mey. Millions of Britons have spent almost three months largely confined to their homes to […]

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