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Investigation into fate of cattle and unweaned calves reconfirms urgent need to revise EU law

Photo credits: Animal Welfare Foundation / Animals International Investigations have once again uncovered violations that inflict unnecessary suffering on animals being transported alive, despite the EU Transport Regulation entering into force thirteen years ago. Animals International (AI) and the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) have revealed the fate of 30 breeding cattle that left Bavaria and […]

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 hits several Member States – but killing millions of birds won’t solve the problem

Photo credits: The Brewers Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 is once again spreading across the EU, with the most recent outbreaks notified by Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Czechia.  Those Member States will now apply the measures foreseen by Directive 2005/94/EC, which include the killing of all birds on affected farms and the establishment […]

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 […]