Amber light for animal welfare in the Green Deal

Photo: Omar Calderone Eurogroup for Animals is pleased to see that the proposed European Green Deal, which was revealed today, concedes that stricter standards are needed for farm animal welfare and identifies potential opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss and threats to wildlife. Now, though, we’d like to see specific information and ambitious proposals on how […]


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 […]


“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 […]