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“Animal welfare should be a priority for the next five years” – Commissioner Andriukaitis

Photo © World Horse Welfare The fifth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare in Brussels today revealed that the Commission is likely to launch infringement procedures against Member States that are non-compliant with the Pig Directive. It also provided a showcase for the Platform’s own-initiative equines subgroup’s new guidelines for the responsible ownership […]

WELFARM: Calling citizens to ensure animal welfare stands out in Commission consultation on the future of Europe

This week WELFARM launched an initiative calling French citizens to take part in the recently opened European Commission Consultation on the future of Europe. By guiding its supporters through the rather complex consultation while raising specific animal welfare issues, WELFARM provides a great example of animal advocates mobilising citizens to take responsibility for the future […]

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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 […]