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In Timmermans we Trust

Animal Welfare is a policy field that does not sit with one Commission department only. Ultimate responsibility for this field should now sit with Frans Timmermans as Executive Vice President for a European Green Deal. Commission President-elect von der Leyen has today unveiled her proposed new team that will take office on 1 November. Whilst […]

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What on Earth have we done?

Photo © jackmac Animal and environment advocates are used to reading upsetting news every day, but this week has seen one of the most devastating announcements ever. Biodiversity is undergoing an unprecedented decline – and it’s directly related to the way we keep animals for food production and trade them for our pleasure. A landmark […]

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Baby steps for animal welfare in the CAP – but boat missed for systemic change

While Eurogroup for Animals today welcomes the inclusion of animal welfare in the Common Agricultural Policy’s ‘eco-scheme’ incentive programme, disappointment persists over missed opportunities to fundamentally reform the one piece of legislation which most affects the lives of the seven billion farm animals raised and slaughtered each year in the EU. Animal welfare was first […]

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Open Letter to Official Veterinarians to refuse to approve animal transports to third countries

Photo credits: ©Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals with Eyes on Animals Three Bavarian districts have refused to give certificates that approve the export of live animals to third countries. Eurogroup for Animals calls on the Official Veterinarians of all the Member States to follow their example. Dear Official Veterinarians, We are writing to seek your support […]