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EU citizens want future CAP to improve animal welfare

Today’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is not delivering toward its objective of “promoting animal welfare”. This was one of the outcomes of the European Commission’s recent public consultation on the future of Europe’s agricultural subsidies.  Opposite to citizen’s views, subsidies have led to the intensification of animal production and to the use of increasingly productive […]

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Over 1 million European citizens call to #StopTheTrucks

Eurogroup for Animals’ #StopTheTrucks campaign has received overwhelming support, exceeding its target of 1 million signatures to call for an end to long distance live animal transportation. The campaign was launched on the backdrop of an Eurobarometer survey showing that a staggering 94 percent of European citizens believe that protecting the welfare of farm animals […]

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EU Platform puts spotlight on animal welfare

Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the EU Platform on Animal Welfare, inaugurated yesterday by EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis in Brussels. The Platform takes into account the concerns of EU citizens to advance animal welfare. In 2015, a Eurobarometer survey on ‘European citizens’ attitudes towards animal welfare’, revealed that over 90 percent of those interviewed believed it […]