Seizing the Day for Fish Welfare – Roundtable event

Watch the full video of the event  The Round Table “Seizing the Day for Fish Welfare” will take place on Wednesday 6th June from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by lunch, in the room A1H1 of the European Parliament. Following the European Commission’s report to Council and Parliament on the welfare of farmed fish, this event is the opportunity […]

CAP takes one small step for animal welfare, when a giant leap is required

Last Friday’s legislative proposal for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) released by the European Commission for the first time establishes Animal Welfare as a clear objective under the policy’s ‘Pillar I’ (direct subsidies). This step forward for animals is however uncertain since Member States are offered more flexibility in defining subsidy priorities, with little […]

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ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION: Horsemeat from dark channels

Photo credits: © Animal Welfare Foundation A recent inspection report from European animal-welfare organisations about horsemeat production in Uruguay and Argentina shows serious animal-welfare violations. Already back in 2016, the European veterinary authority detected irregularities in EU-approved slaughterhouses in Uruguay, confirming the serious concerns expressed and documented by the organisation Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) for […]