United Nations World Horse Welfare Donkey Sanctuary

WORLD HORSE WELFARE, THE DONKEY SANCTUARY: Working equines’ welfare important for achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Photo left to right: Jessica Stark, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, World Horse Welfare; Roly Owers, CEO World Horse Welfare; Mike Baker, CEO, The Donkey Sanctuary; Ian Cawsey, The Donkey Sanctuary UN Ambassador; Valentina Riva, Advocacy Manager, The Donkey Sanctuary. Photo credits: The Donkey Sanctuary The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare held high-level […]

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DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND: Germany plans to delay implementation of mandatory anaesthesia for piglets during castration

Photo credits: ©Dyrevernalliansen On October 1 the German coalition announced their disappointing decision to plan to delay mandatory anesthesia for piglets during castration, just three months before the measure’s supposed enforcement. As a consequence, more than 20 million piglets castrated without anesthesia every year in Germany will have to endure the suffering for another two […]

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European Parliament urges European Commission to address animal welfare, environmental and public health impact of intensive broiler farming

On World Animal Day the European Parliament Plenary meeting unanimously called on the European Commission to fully enforce the Broiler Directive and resolve the animal welfare, environmental and health threats resulting from industrial broiler chicken farming. Commissioner Bienkowska committed to develop more animal welfare indicators and promote funding to higher welfare chicken farming systems through […]

End Pig Pain Andrzej Skowron

One million citizens say EU must stop tolerating pig mutilations as cover-up for broken farming system

Photo credits: Andrzej Skowron The European pig industry routinely flouts welfare laws and public opinion in pursuit of higher profits while member states continuously turn a blind eye. Eurogroup for Animals and a million citizens urge the European Commission to break this vicious circle. — With the unprecedented 16-month pan-European campaign ‘EndPigPain’, Eurogroup for Animals and […]

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Replacement of animal methods at heart of the debate during EUSAAT’s Congress

This year’s strong topics of the 18th annual congress of the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT) were the advances in organs-on-chip replacement technologies and the progresses of national 3R centres. The forum gathers scientists, policy makers and animal advocates  to discuss the latest developments on 3Rs policy, science and ethics. Bringing together […]

ECI, Compassion in World Farming

COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING: European Citizens’ Initiative “End the Cage Age” successfully launched in the European Parliament

Last 25 September marked the official launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative “End the Cage Age” in the European Parliament, an a historical moment for the more than 100 animal welfare and environmental organisations joining this opportunity to put and end to the cage age. It is the first time that such great number of […]