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“Australia has stopped live transport during high temperatures. Let’s not lag behind” – Commissioner Andriukaitis

Today’s Agri-Fish Council meeting saw a debate on live animal transport by the ministers in attendance, with the majority supporting Commissioner Andriukaitis’ call for the suspension of journeys during summer. In his opening speech on the topic, the Commissioner stated that Australia has banned live export during the summer season, stating that “the EU cannot […]

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KFC signs the European Chicken Commitment

Photo: ©World Animal Protection KFC (UK and Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden) will be signing up to the European Chicken Commitment (ECC) in full.  The move commits the world’s second-largest restaurant chain to improving the lives of all chickens within their supply chain by 2026. KFC will be working very closely with suppliers and […]

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Ignoring legally binding animal welfare standards, Romania is exporting 70,000 sheep to the Persian Gulf

Photo: ©Animals Australia Despite efforts this week to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf, the trucks have arrived at Midia and loading operations are now starting. Romanian authorities have flouted Commissioner Andriukaitis’ call on Thursday to the Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to stop the transport […]

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Commissioner Andriukaitis asks the Romanian Minister to stop the shipment of 70.000 sheep

Photo: ©Animals Australia Today Commissioner Andriukaitis has called on Petre Daea, the Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf. This is welcomed by Eurogroup for Animals and its member organisation Animals Australia, which carried out investigations of this terrible practice in […]