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.
Eurogroup for Animals and Fur Free Alliance member organization Djurens Rätt reports that the County Administrative Board’s license has been retracted for a mink farm in Blekinge county due to shortcomings in animal husbandry, small cages and a greater number of minks than the license permitted. In total, three Swedish mink farms are threatened by […]
As a result of a recent BBC Magazine Report, The Donkey Sanctuary has been made aware of a situation in Eastern Turkey in which there appears to be clear evidence showing that the authorities are killing and wounding mules used by smugglers to transport their contraband in the Kurdish region of both Turkey and Iraq. […]
Today, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee will vote on the draft opinion concerning the future EU Regulation on organic farming. The vote is the first important test of whether animal welfare will be better respected in organic farming in the EU, since rules currently may differ widely between member states due in part to various […]
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the Ministerial Request for a revision of the Pig Directive signed by Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden at the first International Pig Welfare Conference in Copenhagen last night. This call for a revision of the EU Pig Directive is an important step towards improving pig welfare across the EU, as […]
Eurogroup for Animals has taken the opportunity of the first International Pig Welfare Conference in Copenhagen to call for action to be taken immediately to address the pig crisis currently being experienced in the EU. Speaking at the event Reineke Hameleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals called on the European Commission to take its responsibilities […]