Respectful Life, horse, horsemeat

TIERSCHUTZBUND ZÜRICH and ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION: “Stop the deceit over horsemeat imports”

Photo ©Tierschutzbund Zürich and Animal Welfare Foundation Thirteen international animal welfare organisations – led by Tierschutzbund Zürich and Animal Welfare Foundation – are calling for a suspension of horsemeat imports based on a lack of traceability and respect for animal welfare requirements. Since 2012, the animal welfare NGOs Tierschutzbund Zürich (Switzerland), Animal Welfare Foundation (Germany), […]

Respect Pigeons

DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND: #RespectPigeons Campaign

Photo credits: ©Deutscher Tierschutzbund This month, Deutscher Tierschutzbund launched a second phase of their #RespectPigeons campaign. Focused on building a more positive image of these birds, often considered to present a health hazard, the campaign aims to create peaceful co-existence of humans and pigeons. Often referred to as ‘sky rats’, pigeons have long been perceived […]

Demonstration, Protest, Berlin, Farmers

DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND and VIER PFOTEN: “We are fed up!” Demonstration in Berlin

On Saturday January 19th, at the beginning of the International Green Week in Berlin (January 18th-27th), the worldwide biggest agricultural event , our member organisations Deutscher Tierschutzbund and VIER PFOTEN took part in the annual demonstration against the agricultural industry and went to the streets to stand up for a sustainable Common Agriculture Policy and […]

welfarm, unweaned calves, animal welfare foundation, investigation

WELFARM and ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION: New investigation on the transport of unweaned calves shows violation of EU law

Photo credits: WELFARM / Animal Welfare Foundation  WELFARM and Animal Welfare Foundation released a new investigation showing massive violations of the EU transport regulation. By following a truck loaded with 155 young calves transported from Poland to the Franco-German border, investigators found that the animals were kept in the truck for 20 hours, with no […]

©Dyrevernalliansen, piglet castration

DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND: Germany plans to delay implementation of mandatory anaesthesia for piglets during castration

Photo credits: ©Dyrevernalliansen On October 1 the German coalition announced their disappointing decision to plan to delay mandatory anesthesia for piglets during castration, just three months before the measure’s supposed enforcement. As a consequence, more than 20 million piglets castrated without anesthesia every year in Germany will have to endure the suffering for another two […]

Blood Farms, PMSG, South America, Animal Welfare Foundation

ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION AND TIERSCHUTZBUND ZÜRICH: CEVA and IDT Biologika will stop sourcing PMSG-eCG from blood farms where mares are still systematically tortured

Photos: © Animal Welfare Foundation   Freiburg-Zurich-Brussels, 29.8.2018: For about 35 years, blood has been taken from pregnant mares in Uruguay and Argentina to extract the hormone PMSG, also called eCG. The hormone is used in industrial animal breeding in Europe to stimulate and synchronize the oestrus of pigs, sheep and other farm animals to […]

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ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION: Horsemeat from dark channels

Photo credits: © Animal Welfare Foundation A recent inspection report from European animal-welfare organisations about horsemeat production in Uruguay and Argentina shows serious animal-welfare violations. Already back in 2016, the European veterinary authority detected irregularities in EU-approved slaughterhouses in Uruguay, confirming the serious concerns expressed and documented by the organisation Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) for […]