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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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Animal welfare: Parliament wants better protection for transported animals

Animal welfare: Parliament wants better protection for transported animals

| February 12, 2019

Long journeys create stress and suffering for farm animals. MEPs want stricter controls, tougher penalties and shorter traveling times to increase animals’ welfare across the EU. Every year, millions of animals are transported long distances across the EU and to non-EU countries to be bred, reared or slaughtered, as well as for competitions and the […]

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#Animal Welfare – #Tesco commits to 100% cage-free eggs throughout Europe by 2025

#Animal Welfare – #Tesco commits to 100% cage-free eggs throughout Europe by 2025

Tesco PLC announced on Friday that it will exclusively source 100% cage-free eggs throughout their central European stores covering Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland by 2025. The decision follows the retailer’s similar commitment in 2016 to source 100% cage-free eggs in the United Kingdom. Today’s announcement is the result of extensive conversations with The […]

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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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#Volunteering: Your next New Year’s resolution?

#Volunteering: Your next New Year’s resolution?

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Could volunteering be something for you? With 2017 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. One option could be to volunteer. Since 1996 the European Voluntary Service has enabled some 100,000 young people to volunteer in projects in and outside Europe. Watch the video to find out more and […]

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Keith Taylor MEP hails impact of powerful photo exhibition exposing poor conditions in #zoos across Europe

Keith Taylor MEP hails impact of powerful photo exhibition exposing poor conditions in #zoos across Europe

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Keith Taylor, MEP for the South East, is hailing the impact of a powerful photo exhibition at the European Parliament which ends later today (13 October) highlighting the poor conditions in many zoos in the UK and across Europe. International wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, is hoping the thought-provoking photographs will lay bare the […]

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‘Golden opportunity to end illegal #ivory trade wasted’

‘Golden opportunity to end illegal #ivory trade wasted’

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I was honored to be part of the European Parliament’s observer delegation to the CITES CoP17 in South Africa. As a campaigner for wildlife protection I know the opportunity to influence protection at the highest level is rare,” writes Catherine Bearder MEP. “Before I headed to South Africa I voted in favour of a European […]

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