2020-01-28

Germany grasps the nettle: labelling matters

Photo: Nicolas Castez An EU-level animal welfare labelling scheme that would inform consumers about the welfare of animals during food production was proposed by Germany at yesterday’s AGRIFISH Council meeting. Whilst the precise standards of any such label were not fleshed out, Eurogroup for Animals welcomes this acknowledgement that any effort to make the EU’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]