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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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#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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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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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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#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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MEPs urge EU states to ensure better care of #TransportedAnimals

MEPs urge EU states to ensure better care of #TransportedAnimals

| February 15, 2019

The EU and its member states must better enforce existing rules on protecting transported animals and penalize all offenders, Parliament said on Thursday (14 February). In a resolution, adopted by 411 votes in favour to 43 against, with 110 abstentions, MEPs renewed Parliament’s 2012 call for a strong and uniform enforcement of the 2005 EU […]

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