Swiss Animal Protection, Fair Food Initiative, Referendum

SWISS ANIMAL PROTECTION: Debating animal welfare and fair trade towards two important Swiss referenda on food and farming

While the Swiss Government has set high standards for the welfare of animals farmed in Switzerland, the hundreds of millions of animals fattened, transported and slaughtered abroad before entering the Swiss market don’t benefit from those same standards. This may change depending on the outcome of  two upcoming food referenda, whereby Swiss citizens will vote […]

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WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION: International Whaling Commission protects whales from ghost gear entanglement

After campaigning against lost and abandoned fish gear on marine life, World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption from the International Whaling Commission of a resolution that will protect whales from ghost gear entanglement. Lost and abandoned fishing gear (ghost gear) is the biggest threat to whales and other marine life. To tackle this problem World […]

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ESSERE ANIMALI: New investigation exposes severe abuses on pigs destined for Parma Ham production

After we exposed systematic cruelties and unlawful practices in Parma Ham production last March, Essere Animali’s new investigation shows nothing has changed and severe abuses are still ongoing in farms where pigs destined for Parma Ham are bred. Our new Italian member organisation Essere Animali has released new appalling footage showing instances of brutal violence […]

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EC consultation meeting in preparation of the 70th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee: comments on submitted documents

Photo credits: Virtualwayfarer/Flickr On 3 September the European Commission held in Brussels a stakeholders’ consultation meeting in preparation of the coming CITES Standing Committee meeting (Sochi, 1-5 October). Eurogroup for Animals has participated commenting documents on the management of confiscated animals, trade in African lions’ parts and whaling activities in Japan. Read below a summary of […]

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NORWEGIAN ANIMAL PROTECTION ALLIANCE: Launching the first Animal Protection Label for food in Norway

The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance (Dyrevernalliansen) launches the first Animal Protection Label for food in Norway, dedicated to improve the lives of farm animals. Today the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance (Dyrevernalliansen) has launched the first Animal Protection Label for food, guaranteeing highest levels of welfare to farm animals. Participating farmers and companies have to sign […]

Primates, science, investigation, Biomedical Primate Research Centre

ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL: Undercover video shows routine suffering of primates at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) in the Netherlands

Photo credits: ©Animal Defenders International Ahead of International Primate Day on 1 September, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released video footage of the routine suffering primates at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, experience before the experiments even begin. With such suffering inevitable where primates are bred and used in research, […]