Episode #12 : Why 2021 could be the year we change the future for farmed animals in Europe, with MEP Jytte Guteland

This year, the EU Commission is considering a full review of animal welfare legislation. This presents a huge opportunity to make much needed changes. 

We discuss the current situation for farmed animals in Europe with MEP Jytte Guteland, who explains how lack of species-specific legislation is allowing millions of animals to fall through the cracks of legislation. To learn more about our demands for the legislation fitness check, view our campaign No Animal Left Behind and sign the petition.

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Episode #11 : European Citizens' Initiative 'End the Cage Age' with MEP Eleonora Evi 

The European Citizens Initiative ‘End the Cage Age’, which has received over 1.4 million signatures, received a hearing last week in the European Parliament. The discussion was extremely promising, and we discuss how this ECI could and should move forward with MEP Eleonora Evi.

Episode #10 : Moving towards non-animal science

In this episode we are joined by Dr Laura Gribaldo, Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission. Laura has over 30 years of experience and has been very active in driving the non-animal science agenda.

We discuss where we stand with regard to the uptake of non-animal research, the issues with the use of animal models, and how COVID-19 has affected this development. Learn more about our work on non-animal science here.

Episode #9 : Wild animals in circuses - why do we need an EU-wide ban?

With guest David van Gennep, Executive Director of Animal Advocacy and Protection, we learn more about how Member States are leading the way in banning the use of wild animals in circuses, as well as getting an insight into AAP’s work with rescuing and rehabilitating animals from circuses.

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.

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 HameleersBritta 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.