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DYREVERNALLIANSEN: New report reveals high mortality of hatched salmon in Norway

Photo credit: ©Dyrevernalliansen Suspiciously high mortality levels of Norwegian juvenile salmon were found in the report produced by Dyrevernalliansen and the Norwegian Veterinary Institute earlier this month. Since Norway is the world’s biggest producer of Atlantic salmon this finding sheds an important light on the lack of appropriate welfare measures for Norway’s largest, yet most […]

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In Timmermans we Trust

Animal Welfare is a policy field that does not sit with one Commission department only. Ultimate responsibility for this field should now sit with Frans Timmermans as Executive Vice President for a European Green Deal. Commission President-elect von der Leyen has today unveiled her proposed new team that will take office on 1 November. Whilst […]

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Opposition to EU-Mercosur deal is growing

Photo credits: ©David Mercado/Reuters While it seemed impossible back in July, now the opposition to the EU-Mercosur deal is building up among Member States due to the dramatic fires caused by deforestation and the lack of action of Brazilian President Bolsonaro. Could this be an opportunity for EU Member States to realise they need to include […]