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Dierenbescherming started a campaign to introduce mandatory identification and registration for all cats in the Netherlands.
Campaign: I&R for cats should be mandatory in the Netherlands
8 June 2020
Fur farming has been banned in the Netherlands, with the effect from 2024,. However, amid COVID-19 infections
among minks used for fur farming, Dierenbescherming thinks the existing farms should close immediately.
Fur farms should close immediately
2 June 2020
Imagine a world where strong, robust farm animals live in housing that is perfectly tailored to their needs, and where they all have access to the outdoors.
Dierenbescherming’s vision for future-proof farming
15 May 2020
Dierenbescherming, alongside with other Dutch animal protections organisations, urges Dutch government to add animal care takers, animal ambulance staff and veterinarians to the vital sector list.
Animal care takers are essential
6 April 2020
Slaughterhouses have great difficulty recruiting staff. And the government supervision of slaughterhouses has been failing for years. But the extreme cost-price drive of meat production is at the root of the structural nature of these terrible incidents.
Slaughterhouses need more than video surveillance
3 February 2020
Het Beter Leven keurmerk of animal protection continues to grow and so farmers keep their animals more animal-friendly, according to the annual figures published today.
Beter Leven’s animal protection seal is increasing - but consumers must keep on demanding
21 October 2019
It was another hot summer, unfortunately also with regard to stable fires, because more than 143,500 animals died in a fire this summer.
Fire safety of farm stables requires effort from the Dutch government
5 September 2019
A large Ukrainian poultry farm has, because they want to expand, applied for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Calls against chicken imports from Ukraine
15 May 2019
Animals that are transported at summer temperatures still experience too much heat stress.
As summers get hotter, Dutch animal organizations ask for stricter heat protocol for livestock transport
26 March 2019
In a letter to Minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the animal protection organization calls for a ban on all cage systems for laying hens in the Netherlands.
Calling on the Dutch Agricultural Minister to ban cages for laying hens
16 January 2019
As the third most popular companion animals in the Netherlands, pet rabbits are the primary focus of a new study conducted by the University of Utrecht with the support of Dierenbescherming.
DIERENBESCHERMING: Pet rabbit sector needs more transparency
10 December 2018