The Norwegian documentary ”Inside fur” was shown at the yearly Danish People’s Meeting “Folkemødet” on Bornholm, an important and unique platform where politicians meet citizens and organisations. After the screening of “Inside fur”, Eurogroup for Animals’ member Dyrenes Beskyttelse participated in the debate with the Danish MEP Jeppe Kofod, Group of the Progressive Alliance of […]
Eurogroup for Animals and World Horse Welfare are proud to publish ‘Removing the Blinkers: The health and welfare of European equidae in 2015’, the first ever report to investigate the scale of the horse sector in Europe, legislation affecting it and the key health and welfare challenges of the EU’s equids. During the European Parliament […]
‘Are consumers ready to understand the added value of animal welfare in the food products they consume?’ This was the question asked today at the European Commission’s animal welfare conference in Milan and panellist Reineke Hameleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals, gave an honest answer: “Consumers will be ready when EU policies and businesses take […]
An exception to the EU ban on trade in seal products was deleted by the Internal Market Committee on Thursday. MEPs ruled out EU sales of seal products from “maritime resource management” hunts, in line with a 2014 World Trade Organisation ruling. But another exception, for the Inuit community, whose way of life depends on […]
Today the European Commission published their response to the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) ‘Stop Vivisection’. The success of this ECI reaching the required million signatures highlighted the fact that animal testing remains a great concern for the citizens of the EU and these concerns must be addressed. Eurogroup for Animals is very disappointed that there […]
The visit, initiated by Eurogroup for Animals which holds the secretariat for the Intergroup on the Conservation and Welfare of Animals, took place on the 22 May at the premises of EURL ECVAM ((EU reference laboratory for alternatives to animal testing) at the JRC (Joint Research Centre) in Ispra. Its purpose was to inform MEPs […]
The Norwegian government is removing the state subsidies to the Norwegian fur farms. As a result of the negotiations between the government and Norway’s largest farmers’ union, a total of 2.2 million euro is removed in state subsidies for the fur farmers out of 4.9 million euro.
In a letter handed over to representatives of the Finnish parliament today, international animal protection coalitions Eurogroup for Animals and Fur Free Alliance call upon the Finnish government to ban fur farming. Together with an international petition that has gathered more than 200 000 signatures from over 100 countries, a letter from the international animal protection […]
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the announcement by Gaël De Rotalier from the European Commission’s DG Environment that the Commission will work on the Action Plan on illegal wildlife trade and that it should be ready by the end of this year. The announcement was made during a conference on “Combating Wildlife Crime” organised by FACE […]
Global aviation giant, Emirates Airlines, has sent shock-waves through the South African hunting industry after it became the second major airline to place an embargo on the transport of elephant, rhino, lion and tiger hunting trophies in less than a month. The embargo becomes effective on Friday 15 May, a spokesperson for Emirates has confirmed.