Blood Farms, PMSG, South America, Animal Welfare Foundation

ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION AND TIERSCHUTZBUND ZÜRICH: CEVA and IDT Biologika will stop sourcing PMSG-eCG from blood farms where mares are still systematically tortured

Photos: © Animal Welfare Foundation   Freiburg-Zurich-Brussels, 29.8.2018: For about 35 years, blood has been taken from pregnant mares in Uruguay and Argentina to extract the hormone PMSG, also called eCG. The hormone is used in industrial animal breeding in Europe to stimulate and synchronize the oestrus of pigs, sheep and other farm animals to […]

French Parliament considering restrictions on the labelling of meat and dairy alternatives

Whereas labelling on methods of production remains difficult to develop, France has undertaken to restrict the use for designations traditionally associated with meat and dairy. Although presented as a measure to protect consumers and ensure fair competition among food businesses, this legislation illustrates confusion in policy priorities as EU and national laws still fail to […]

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IPPOTHESIS, GREEK ANIMAL WELFARE FUND: Greek Government implements EU laws requiring identification of all equines

After campaigning for two years, Greek animal welfare organisations have finally achieved their goal: the implementation of the European Commission Regulations (EU) 2015/262, commonly known as the Equine Passport Regulation, by the Greek Government. So far existing Greek legislation was inadequate with respect to ensuring equine welfare standards. Without proper identification, horses, donkeys and mules […]

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ANIMAL FRIENDS CROATIA: Campaign targeting Croatian citizens and retailers for better protection of fish

Together with Eurogroup for Animals, Friends of Animals Croatia has launched the campaign Respect Our Sea. With the aim to educate Croatian citizens, civil society and tourists about detrimental consequences of excessive fishing, our Croatian member warns about life in the sea completely disappearing by 2048 if we don’t change our behaviour towards living sea […]