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ESSERE ANIMALI: New investigation exposes horrific conditions on Greek fish farms

Photo: Essere Animali As part of their latest investigation uncovering the brutalities of the aquaculture sector, Eurogroup for Animals’ Italian member organisation Essere Animali have today released this shocking footage exposing high stocking densities, unhygienic conditions and ineffective slaughter methods on Greek fish farms. As Europe’s main seabass and seabream producer, Greece exports more than […]

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GAIA: Carrefour Belgium stops selling kangaroo meat

Photo ©Steven Pahel After a year of campaigning, GAIA has managed to convince Carrefour Belgium to stop selling kangaroo meat.  After GAIA’s ‘Save the Kangaroos’ campaign revealed the cruel conditions in which more than 1.6 million kangaroos are hunted every year, Belgian supermarket Delhaize removed kangaroo meat from their shelves – and now Carrefour is […]

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ESSERE ANIMALI: Big win for minks in Italy

Photo credit: © Essere Animali Following the campaign to obtain a national fur farming ban, Essere Animali recently announced another small but significant win for minks in Italy. Their latest report revealing the presence of asbestos has led to the closure of a fur farm in the province of Vicenza.  From now on, 30,000 fewer […]

ANIMALIA: 74% of Finns oppose fur farming in its current form, and the majority does not accept killing animals for fur

Two surveys carried out on behalf of our Finnish member organisation Animalia proved that 74 percent of Finns already oppose fur farming in its current form. The surveys were conducted by Taloustutkimus, a respected Finnish market research company. The surveys also revealed that 60 percent of Finns think killing animals for their fur is wrong.  […]

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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 […]

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ANIMALIA: Misinterpretation of the EU Invasive Alien Species regulation leads to more suffering for raccoon dogs in Finland

Earlier this month Animalia gave the Anti-Animal Award of the Year to Jari Leppä, Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, for his questionable interpretation of the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation.  As a result of this interpretation, Finnish government introduced changes in the Hunting Act which now allows raccoon dogs to be hunted without restrictions. […]

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LAV: First victory for kangaroos

Photo credit: Hopping Pictures Following LAV’s campaign exposing Italy’s leading role in kangaroo leather imports, sportswear brand Diadora has been the first to pledge kangaroo-free production from next year. This decision came only five months after LAV’s first contact with brand representatives, and has a potential to save millions of kangaroos from brutal killings. Simone […]

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DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND: Cruel treatment of laboratory animals shows failure in the implementation of EU Directive

Following a shocking investigation by Cruelty Free International and SOKO Tierschutz showing cruelty to monkeys and dogs in the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) near Hamburg, our German member organisation Deutscher Tierschutzbund calls for the closure of the laboratory and for the implementation of the EU Directive. According to the German animal protection organisation, […]