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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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EU politicians join NGOs’ call to solve the wildlife rescue crisis in Europe

Photo: AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection / Dani Oshi Yesterday Martin Hojsík MEP and the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals hosted an event in the European Parliament to discuss Europe’s wildlife rescue crisis. MEPs, Member States’ representatives and animal welfare NGOs all came to the conclusion that increased coordination and […]

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C’EST ASSEZ, CNDA, FONDATION BRIGITTE BARDOT, L214 AND LFDA: French NGOs present their proposals for better wildlife protection to Ministry of Ecology

Photo credits: ©Pablo Heimplatz   Following the consultation launched on 24 April by the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France, a coalition of French animal welfare NGOs presented to Minister François de Rugy their proposals to improve the welfare of wild animals kept in captivity in France.  The coalition working group –  […]

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Commission report urges Member States to improve animal welfare and conservation efforts of zoos

A European Commission evaluation report published last week concluded that the Council Directive 1999/22/EC (known as the “Zoo Directive”) fits for purpose and plays a crucial role with regard to conservation of biodiversity. The report also points out that a more effective and efficient application of the Directive’s requirements is needed to improve the welfare […]