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DSPCA: Pet Festival and visit to the shelter

Our companion animals programme officer travelled to Dublin on the 16th of June to attend the DSPCA Pet festival. This festival is only one of the many event organized by DSPCA with the aim of promoting adoptions from their shelter and responsible pet ownership to the families and communities living in Dublin. The 2018 Pet […]

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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 […]

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GAIA: The ECJ confirms that ritual slaughter without stunning may take place only in approved slaughterhouses

Today GAIA welcomes the European Court of Justice’s ruling, confirming that ritual slaughter without stunning may take place only in approved slaughterhouses and that this obligation does not infringe freedom of religion. From 1998, Belgian legislation provided that slaughter prescribed by a religious rite could be carried out only in approved or temporary slaughterhouses. In 2014, the Minister […]