WELFARM: Calling citizens to ensure animal welfare stands out in Commission consultation on the future of Europe

This week WELFARM launched an initiative calling French citizens to take part in the recently opened European Commission Consultation on the future of Europe. By guiding its supporters through the rather complex consultation while raising specific animal welfare issues, WELFARM provides a great example of animal advocates mobilising citizens to take responsibility for the future […]

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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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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 […]

Swiss Animal Protection, Fair Food Initiative, Referendum

SWISS ANIMAL PROTECTION: Debating animal welfare and fair trade towards two important Swiss referenda on food and farming

While the Swiss Government has set high standards for the welfare of animals farmed in Switzerland, the hundreds of millions of animals fattened, transported and slaughtered abroad before entering the Swiss market don’t benefit from those same standards. This may change depending on the outcome of  two upcoming food referenda, whereby Swiss citizens will vote […]

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WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION: International Whaling Commission protects whales from ghost gear entanglement

After campaigning against lost and abandoned fish gear on marine life, World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption from the International Whaling Commission of a resolution that will protect whales from ghost gear entanglement. Lost and abandoned fishing gear (ghost gear) is the biggest threat to whales and other marine life. To tackle this problem World […]