Zoo, monkey, zoo directive

Commission report urges Member States to improve animal welfare and conservation efforts of zoos

A European Commission evaluation report published last week concluded that the Council Directive 1999/22/EC (known as the “Zoo Directive”) fits for purpose and plays a crucial role with regard to conservation of biodiversity. The report also points out that a more effective and efficient application of the Directive’s requirements is needed to improve the welfare […]

ISPCA, Fur Free Ireland

ISPCA: #FurFreeIreland Campaign launched!

Photo credit: ISPCA This week The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ISPCA officially launched the #FurFreeIreland campaign calling for an end to inhumane fur farming and for the closure of remaining fur farms in Ireland. Jointly with Fur Free Alliance and Respect for Animals, ISPCA highlighted the necessity for a ban based […]

ANIMAL FRIENDS CROATIA: ‘Adopt, don’t shop!’ urges Croatian president

Photo credit: Animal Friends Croatia Last month, the Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic hosted an open door event dedicated to ‘Adopt, don’t shop!’ campaign. Initiated by Animal Friends Croatia and the country’s network of 40 animal protection organisations, the event was an opportunity to report on the implementation of the new Animal Protection Act that came […]