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One million EU citizens make history for farm animals

Photo: ©Otwarte Klatki / Andrew Skowron One million EU citizens have signed the #EndTheCageAge European Citizens Initiative (ECI) petition, the biggest ever political push for farm animal welfare. The #EndTheCageAge ECI, which aims to end the use of cages for farm animals across the continent, was launched in September 2018 by Compassion In World Farming […]

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DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND: #RespectPigeons Campaign

Photo credits: ©Deutscher Tierschutzbund This month, Deutscher Tierschutzbund launched a second phase of their #RespectPigeons campaign. Focused on building a more positive image of these birds, often considered to present a health hazard, the campaign aims to create peaceful co-existence of humans and pigeons. Often referred to as ‘sky rats’, pigeons have long been perceived […]

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One million citizens say EU must stop tolerating pig mutilations as cover-up for broken farming system

Photo credits: Andrzej Skowron The European pig industry routinely flouts welfare laws and public opinion in pursuit of higher profits while member states continuously turn a blind eye. Eurogroup for Animals and a million citizens urge the European Commission to break this vicious circle. — With the unprecedented 16-month pan-European campaign ‘EndPigPain’, Eurogroup for Animals and […]

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COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING: European Citizens’ Initiative “End the Cage Age” successfully launched in the European Parliament

Last 25 September marked the official launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative “End the Cage Age” in the European Parliament, an a historical moment for the more than 100 animal welfare and environmental organisations joining this opportunity to put and end to the cage age. It is the first time that such great number of […]

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WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION: International Whaling Commission protects whales from ghost gear entanglement

After campaigning against lost and abandoned fish gear on marine life, World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption from the International Whaling Commission of a resolution that will protect whales from ghost gear entanglement. Lost and abandoned fishing gear (ghost gear) is the biggest threat to whales and other marine life. To tackle this problem World […]

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ANIMAL FRIENDS CROATIA: Campaign targeting Croatian citizens and retailers for better protection of fish

Together with Eurogroup for Animals, Friends of Animals Croatia has launched the campaign Respect Our Sea. With the aim to educate Croatian citizens, civil society and tourists about detrimental consequences of excessive fishing, our Croatian member warns about life in the sea completely disappearing by 2048 if we don’t change our behaviour towards living sea […]