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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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#WildlifeTrafficking: Commission launches Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking

#WildlifeTrafficking: Commission launches Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today 26 February the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the EU and to strengthen the EU’s role in the global fight against these illegal activities. The Action Plan is an ambitious blueprint that mobilises all EU diplomatic, trade and development cooperation tools to crack down on what has […]

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Animal health: ‘The principle is the same whether you are taking care of a dog, a cat or 3,000 pigs’

Animal health: ‘The principle is the same whether you are taking care of a dog, a cat or 3,000 pigs’

A proposal to streamline and simplify complicated animal health rules in the EU was informally agreed by MEPs, the European Commission and the national governments on Monday (1 June). Marit Paulsen (pictured), the Parliament’s lead negotiator, described the result as “fantastic”: “Its most important principle is to prevent rather than to cure.” We talked to […]

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Animal welfare: European Directive at status quo

Animal welfare: European Directive at status quo

Despite the progress made in developing alternative methods, the use of animals in research is still needed. Human and animal health very much depend on it. It is important, therefore, to abide by a regulatory framework with high standards of animal welfare protection to ensure that human and animal health, as well as animal welfare […]

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European Parliament introduces ‘MEPs for Wildlife’

European Parliament introduces ‘MEPs for Wildlife’

A cross-party group of MEPs and coalition of NGOs has been launched with the aim of putting wildlife crime “at the top of the EU’s agenda.” “MEPs for Wildlife” will be led by one MEP from each of the European Parliament’s seven political groups. Its central aim will be to increase the pressure on the […]

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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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