Tag: animal rights

Global #fur industry declares war on #animalrights groups over “fake” video showing animal brutally skinned alive

Global #fur industry declares war on #animalrights groups over “fake” video showing animal brutally skinned alive

| March 10, 2019

Fur trade, worth $30 billion a year blames video for fashion fur bans. The global fur trade is hitting back against claims that animals are skinned alive for their pelts to supply the fashion industry. A team of top lawyers and media consultants has been hired to “explode the myth” that fur is taken from animals. […]

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Parliament approves #AnimalWelfare measures for horses and donkeys

Parliament approves #AnimalWelfare measures for horses and donkeys

Measures to improve the welfare of millions of horses and donkeys across the EU have been approved today by the European Parliament. The proposals from European Conservative and Reformists Group MEP Julie Girling were passed by a large majority and cover animals used in a broad range of activities, from farming to tourism. They include: A […]

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Historic vote paves the way for EU ban on #rabbit cages

Historic vote paves the way for EU ban on #rabbit cages

The European Parliament today voted 410 to 205 in favour of measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare, which includes the drafting of legislation to end the use of battery cages. This historic result will help more than 340 million rabbits every year who currently experience extreme suffering in battery cages.   Animal Equality and its […]

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#Thailand Calls for Obama to revoke Thai invite to US-ASEAN summit

#Thailand Calls for Obama to revoke Thai invite to US-ASEAN summit

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The international reputation of Thailand has suffered a fresh blow after the downgrading of Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to a ‘B’ by the International Coordinating Committee on National Human Rights Institutions (ICC).  The move has created the embarrassing situation whereby Thailand, the leader of the G-77, no longer has a voice on human […]

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HSI applauds EU Commission regulation sparing possibly millions of animals from reproductive toxicity tests but underlines ‘unnecessary delay’

HSI applauds EU Commission regulation sparing possibly millions of animals from reproductive toxicity tests but underlines ‘unnecessary delay’

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Humane Society International welcomes the publication of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/282 of 20 February 2015 amending REACH testing requirements to replace the out-dated two-generation rat reproduction test with an extended one-generation study (EOGRTS) design, modernizing a critical regulatory data requirement while also sparing potentially millions of animals from being bred and killed. However, it is […]

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Animal welfare ‘an important theme in European elections’

Animal welfare ‘an important theme in European elections’

Up until recent years, very few EU citizens have been aware of the shocking truth about animal cruelty in the EU, according to animal welfare groups. With the rise of social media, more and more EU citizens are daily witnessing the atrocities against animals in many EU member states. The great concern for the animals […]

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Animal welfare: Achievements and challenges at mid-point of 2012-2015 strategy

Animal welfare: Achievements and challenges at mid-point of 2012-2015 strategy

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Commission will mark the mid-point of the EU Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 at a conference in Brussels tomorrow (12 February). The event will bring together key stakeholders to review the achievements of the strategy to date, and to identify remaining challenges. Government authorities, non-governmental organisations and those who work […]

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