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WORLD HORSE WELFARE – Help stop this agony for horses – ask the UK Government for change this

For many years, World Horse Welfare has been documenting the appalling welfare impacts on the tens of thousands of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules who endure long-distance journeys across Europe each year for slaughter. Often exhausted, diseased, injured and travelling for days over thousands of miles: these horses are deprived of food, water, and rest. […]

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The EU action plan against wildlife trafficking now adopted

Eurogroup for Animals congratulates the EU Council for the adoption of the EU’s Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking. Yesterday,  EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the Action Plan published by the European Commission last February, expressing deep concern about the increase in illegal wildlife trafficking and its detrimental effect on biodiversity and sustainable development. […]

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STUDY ON DOGS AND CATS CALLS FOR MORE SYSTEMATIC REQUIREMENTS ON IDENTIFICATION & REGISTRATION

The European Commission has today published the long-awaited conclusions from their study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices.  The study’s conclusions suggest actions for Member States, aimed at better enforcement and information to prospective owners, and recognises the need for systematic requirements on identification and registration across the Union. Please […]

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Time to clamp down on trophy hunting – Wildlife advocacy groups call on European Governments to take action hunting trophy imports

26 wildlife advocacy groups have sent an open letter to Member State Environment Ministers calling for a clamp down on the import of hunting trophies into the European Union (EU). Much of the world’s wildlife is in serious decline, including iconic animals that are targets of wealthy trophy hunters. Many hunters originate from EU Member States and […]