2020-01-28

Germany grasps the nettle: labelling matters

Photo: Nicolas Castez An EU-level animal welfare labelling scheme that would inform consumers about the welfare of animals during food production was proposed by Germany at yesterday’s AGRIFISH Council meeting. Whilst the precise standards of any such label were not fleshed out, Eurogroup for Animals welcomes this acknowledgement that any effort to make the EU’s […]

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“Australia has stopped live transport during high temperatures. Let’s not lag behind” – Commissioner Andriukaitis

Today’s Agri-Fish Council meeting saw a debate on live animal transport by the ministers in attendance, with the majority supporting Commissioner Andriukaitis’ call for the suspension of journeys during summer. In his opening speech on the topic, the Commissioner stated that Australia has banned live export during the summer season, stating that “the EU cannot […]