2020-01-28

Germany grasps the nettle: labelling matters

Photo: Nicolas Castez An EU-level animal welfare labelling scheme that would inform consumers about the welfare of animals during food production was proposed by Germany at yesterday’s AGRIFISH Council meeting. Whilst the precise standards of any such label were not fleshed out, Eurogroup for Animals welcomes this acknowledgement that any effort to make the EU’s […]

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Amber light for animal welfare in the Green Deal

Photo: Omar Calderone Eurogroup for Animals is pleased to see that the proposed European Green Deal, which was revealed today, concedes that stricter standards are needed for farm animal welfare and identifies potential opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss and threats to wildlife. Now, though, we’d like to see specific information and ambitious proposals on how […]

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ANIMAL EQUALITY: Small slaughterhouses are not exempt from cruelty to animals

Photo: Animal Equality In its latest investigation in November, Animal Equality Italy revealed shocking abuse of animals even at local, family-run businesses. Though smaller farms, slaughterhouses and other facilities are generally  perceived to be better or more humane, the video footage shows chickens being stunned inadequately, causing terrible suffering before death. 550 million animals are […]