Four new member organisations join Eurogroup for Animals
Learn more about our new members:
In 2016, a group of lawyers and other professionals active in the protection of animals joined together to form Animal Law Italia. Their aim is to promote fair laws for animals, in step with the evolution of scientific knowledge and societal values, as well as to contribute to the enforcement of existing laws. Animal Law Italia organises training and educational initiatives aimed at broadening attitudes on the subject, as well campaigning to call for important legislative changes.
Cat Care Community is a non-profit that has acquired the status of a public benefit organisation in Latvia. The purpose of the organisation is to increase public awareness around the improvement of the quality of life of animals in Latvia. They are taking care of homeless cats, rehoming them where possible, and also work to improve the lives of street cat colonies. They believe international cooperation is the only way forward to ensure a better life for companion animals.
Crustacean Compassion is campaigning for the humane treatment of crabs, lobsters and other decapod crustaceans in the UK and beyond. With their sentience legally unrecognised in most countries, decapod crustaceans like crabs, lobsters and crayfish are often not protected under animal welfare laws and are subject to horrendous practices such as boiling alive and live dismemberment. Crustacean Compassion see some incredible legislative opportunities across the EU, as aquatic animal welfare moves increasingly onto national and international agendas. Their aim is to ensure decapod crustaceans are humanely treated across the EU, through legislative, policy, corporate and attitudinal changes that will positively affect billions of animals each year.
Malta SPCA is a registered charity and has a history on the island of Malta dating back to 1900. The organisation runs the oldest and largest home for dogs and cats in Floriana and is officially recognised by the Maltese Government as the national animal welfare organisation. Malta SPCA takes in stray and abandoned cats and dogs, rehabilitates, and re-homes them. They are committed to long term educational programmes designed to raise awareness of the appalling consequences of ignorance and indifference towards animals. They promote a positive attitude to rehabilitation and re-homing and seek to foster a new, caring community, intolerant of cruelty to animals in all its forms.
We look forward to working with our new members. Want to learn more about joining Eurogroup for Animals? Click here for information on becoming a member organisation.