Demonstration, Protest, Berlin, Farmers

DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND and VIER PFOTEN: “We are fed up!” Demonstration in Berlin

On Saturday January 19th, at the beginning of the International Green Week in Berlin (January 18th-27th), the worldwide biggest agricultural event , our member organisations Deutscher Tierschutzbund and VIER PFOTEN took part in the annual demonstration against the agricultural industry and went to the streets to stand up for a sustainable Common Agriculture Policy and […]

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European Parliament urges European Commission to address animal welfare, environmental and public health impact of intensive broiler farming

On World Animal Day the European Parliament Plenary meeting unanimously called on the European Commission to fully enforce the Broiler Directive and resolve the animal welfare, environmental and health threats resulting from industrial broiler chicken farming. Commissioner Bienkowska committed to develop more animal welfare indicators and promote funding to higher welfare chicken farming systems through […]

CAP takes one small step for animal welfare, when a giant leap is required

Last Friday’s legislative proposal for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) released by the European Commission for the first time establishes Animal Welfare as a clear objective under the policy’s ‘Pillar I’ (direct subsidies). This step forward for animals is however uncertain since Member States are offered more flexibility in defining subsidy priorities, with little […]