New tool allows citizens to report abuse of crustaceans
Eurogroup For Animals
by Animal Law Italia
10h ago
Decapod crustaceans, such as lobsters, crabs, shrimps and scampi, are frequently kept alive throughout their journey through the seafood supply chain. A new tool allows anyone to report mistreatment whenever these animals are found suffering due to being stocked at high densities, tied, iced, or kept out of water ..read more
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More comprehensive update of annexes of animals in science Directive needed
Eurogroup For Animals
by Eurogroup for Animals
3d ago
In a move to update requirements for the appropriate accommodation, care, and killing of animals used for scientific purposes, the European Commission recently adopted a delegated directive with additional requirements for a number of species; but should more be done ..read more
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Octopus farm must be stopped, say campaigners, as new documents reveal plans were reckless and threatened environment, wildlife and public health
Eurogroup For Animals
by Compassion in World Farming
5d ago
Campaigners are calling on a seafood company to scrap plans to build the world’s first octopus farm in Spain as new documents reveal that – as well as ignoring animal cruelty concerns – it failed to consider the significant threats the farm would pose to wildlife, the environment and public health ..read more
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Eyewitness account: I followed lambs being transported across Italy
Eurogroup For Animals
by Essere Animali
1w ago
Our Farm Animals Programme Officer, Susanna Blattner, was recently invited by our member Essere Animali to follow trucks transporting lambs across Italy. The purpose of the investigation was to monitor any legal violations to the animals, intervening where possible, and to record firsthand the experiences of these lambs to show where the current Transport Regulation is falling dramatically short of protecting their welfare. This is her account of her experience ..read more
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What’s the impact of future EU trade deals on animals?
Eurogroup For Animals
by Eurogroup for Animals
1w ago
A report published by the European Commission confirms that if implemented without animal welfare conditions, trade agreements with MERCOSUR countries and Thailand could significantly increase trade in low welfare animal products ..read more
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What does the EU’s new transport proposal mean for cats, dogs and equines?
Eurogroup For Animals
by Eurogroup for Animals
2w ago
In December 2023, the European Commission published its proposal for a Regulation on the protection of animals during transport. To what extent does the new proposal protect equines (horses, donkey and mules) and companion animals (cats and dogs ..read more
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Denmark launches first animal welfare agreement
Eurogroup For Animals
by Animal Protection Denmark
2w ago
The Danish government, along with six political parties, have reached a consensus on the country's first animal welfare agreement, Together for Animals, which sets out an action plan for 2024-2027 ..read more
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EU-Kenya trade deal lacks ambition on animal welfare
Eurogroup For Animals
by Eurogroup for Animals
2w ago
The EU-Kenya Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) has been celebrated as the first trade agreement with a developing country in which the EU’s new approach to trade and sustainable development is reflected, including strong provisions on labour, gender equality and the environment. Eurogroup for Animals regrets that this ambition was not extended to animal welfare, which receives no mention ..read more
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GAIA exposes cruelty towards calves in Belgium’s dairy industry
Eurogroup For Animals
by GAIA
2w ago
In the dairy industry, cows are repeatedly inseminated to stay pregnant in order to produce milk. Their calves are considered by-products, and are taken from their mothers to be reared in lonely environments. Each year, over 300,000 calves are raised and slaughtered in Belgium ..read more
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European Commission to visit fur farms in Finland
Eurogroup For Animals
by Eurogroup for Animals
2w ago
As part of the evaluation for a ban on fur farming following the successful European Citizens’ Initiative Fur Free Europe, representatives of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety will visit Finnish fur farms between 8 - 15 March ..read more
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