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The European Commission is awaiting formal notification that the Netherlands has rejected the EU-Mercosur trade deal.
Dutch Parliament adopts a resolution against the ratification of the EU-Mercosur trade deal
8 June 2020
A letter from the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to the Dutch Parliament has announced that live exports of animals to non-EU countries will no longer be approved if a control post is needed.
The Netherlands stops live export on animal welfare grounds
26 May 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
Hardly do you need more reasons to love Amsterdam, the champion in so many disciplines, ranging from cycling and night life to arts and culture.
Amsterdam named most animal-friendly city in the Netherlands
12 November 2019
Our Constitution says nothing about animals and their rights. That is strange, says philosopher of law Janneke Vink (29). "If an extraterrestrial would read our Constitution, it cannot tell that animals exist."
“Animal rights are not just an opinion - they are anchored to democracy”
24 October 2019
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
Velt and Bird Protection Flanders are surprised by the high number of pesticides in bodies of dead tits.
Combinations of 36 different pesticides found in thousands of dead birds’ nests in Belgium
11 September 2019
The Netherlands has a model for intensive farming that raising concerns. In the quest for efficiency, the welfare of farm animals is often reduced solely to a health issue.
Chickens sent to slaughter without having known anything other than their shelf
7 September 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
Animal welfare groups call for halt to exports after secret footage shows ‘distressing’ treatment of horses in Korean abattoir
Another Australian racehorse killed for meat in South Korea
5 June 2019
The Dutch government has announced it is to actively enforce laws designed to prohibit the breeding of dogs with muzzles considered to be too short.
Dutch to crack down on breeding of dogs with too short snouts
31 May 2019
At over 1200 farms in our country there is extremely high mortality among calves.
Poor care for calves: Mortality on 1,200 farms in the Netherlands is alarmingly high
1 April 2019