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Eurogroup for Animals
The day has finally arrived: the Farm-to-Fork and Biodiversity to 2030 strategies of the European Union’s Green Deal have been adopted. Both contain positive points that suggest the Commission is ready to take action for animals – but will these strategies deliver the concrete changes the EU needs to move away from intensive farming and the exploitation of wild animals and their habitats?
Green Deal puts animal welfare back on the EU’s agenda
20 May 2020
The European Commission has announced that they will again postpone two of the key pillars of the European Green Deal - the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies.
Paws for thought: Green Deal delay must be used to reassess the human-animal relationship
24 April 2020
The European Commission insists that the transport of livestock between EU member states must continue, despite the severe problems imposed by the COVID-19 emergency.
COVID-19: Urgent action is needed to avoid animal welfare crisis during the transport of live animals
19 March 2020
According to Politico, the European Commission is poised to establish a new animal welfare unit this March as part of a restructuring of its department on Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).
One small step by the Commission, or one giant leap for animal welfare?
24 January 2020
Citizens have spoken, the European Parliament has spoken – and now the Council of the European Union has added its voice to the throng calling for a better future for animals in the EU.
Council concludes better legislation for animals is needed
16 December 2019
Eurogroup for Animals and its 69 member organisations are calling for a move away from high concentration CO2 stunning of pigs, a common method of slaughter that causes acute pain and severe suffering.
69 animal advocacy organisations urge the EU to replace CO2 stunning of pigs by 2025
31 October 2019
MEP Anja Hazekamp today promised to drive “many more resolutions over the coming years” towards the EC in her role as President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
New parliament commits to acting for animals in the new term
9 October 2019