Episode #8 - Mink farming - a danger to public health?
COVID-19 is rapidly spreading amongst mink on fur farms in Europe. We speak with Bo Algers, signatory of our recent scientific statement, about the public health risks, virus mutations and reservoirs, vaccinations for mink, and what we can do to prevent the situation getting worse.
We urge the European Commission to take a precautionary approach and suspend mink farming and breeding, backed by a new EFSA report stating all mink are “at risk” of COVID-19 infection.
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Episode #7 - Launch of the World Federation for Animals
We explore how and why the World Federation for Animals was formed with founding board members Reineke Hameleers, Britta Riis and Wim de Kok. We also get an insight into the goals and ambitions of the WFA, and what the federation hopes to achieve whilst representing the animal protection movement at a global level.
Episode #6 - How can we improve the live transport rules?
To celebrate the launch of our White Paper on the Transport Regulation revision, we have a conversation with Maria Boada of member organisation Animal Welfare Foundation. Maria has extensive field work experience, and offers a fascinating insight into the problems with the current legislation and enforcement.
Episode #5 - Interview with Tilly Metz
Listen to an open conversation with Tilly Metz, a Luxembourg MEP for the Greens party and a strong advocate for animals. She is one of the Vice-Presidents of the Animal Welfare Intergroup and has been recently been appointed as the chair of the Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport.
Episode #4 - Interview with Ruud Zanders
Listen to an open conversation with Ruud Zanders, chairman of the Caring Farmers, an organization by and for farmers working on a different and more responsible food system.
Episode #3 - Interview with Britta Riis and Niels Fuglsang
Following the alarming news of the culling of Mink in Denmark, we talk to MEP Niels Fuglsang and Britta Riis from Dansh member Dyrenes Beskyttelse.
Episode #2 - Interview with Anja Hazekamp
Biologist and animal advocate, Anja Hazekamp MEP started her political career with the Dutch Party for the Animals and last year she was appointed as President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
Episode #1 - Interview with Philip Lymbery
For the first episode of Animals in Europe we speak with Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming and President of Eurogroup for Animals.