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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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Baby steps for animal welfare in the CAP – but boat missed for systemic change

While Eurogroup for Animals today welcomes the inclusion of animal welfare in the Common Agricultural Policy’s ‘eco-scheme’ incentive programme, disappointment persists over missed opportunities to fundamentally reform the one piece of legislation which most affects the lives of the seven billion farm animals raised and slaughtered each year in the EU. Animal welfare was first […]

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Open Letter to Official Veterinarians to refuse to approve animal transports to third countries

Photo credits: ©Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals with Eyes on Animals Three Bavarian districts have refused to give certificates that approve the export of live animals to third countries. Eurogroup for Animals calls on the Official Veterinarians of all the Member States to follow their example. Dear Official Veterinarians, We are writing to seek your support […]

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EAT-Lancet dietary recommendations are a “win-win” for human health and the environment – but not for the animals stuck in intensive farms

Photo credit: Intergroup   On January 16, 37 leading scientists representing 16 countries published a study recommending a plant-based diet for the benefit of the planet. The EAT-Lancet’s report is the latest in a long series of studies recommending dietary choices as a way to fix the world’s broken food systems, but overlooks a key […]

French Parliament considering restrictions on the labelling of meat and dairy alternatives

Whereas labelling on methods of production remains difficult to develop, France has undertaken to restrict the use for designations traditionally associated with meat and dairy. Although presented as a measure to protect consumers and ensure fair competition among food businesses, this legislation illustrates confusion in policy priorities as EU and national laws still fail to […]

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 […]