15.03.2016 Seminar on Animal Welfare "2016-2020 Delivering results"

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When: 15.03.2016 from 9:00 to 11:30

Where: EU Parliament + livestream (http://www.eurogroupforanimals.org/videos)

Organiser: The Seminar will be hosted by Eurogroup for Animals under the patronage of Janusz Wojciechowski MEP, President of the EP Intergroup for Animal Welfare and Conservation of Animals

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France: Outrage after a chocking video in a slaughterhouse, 11 NGOs requests a governmental enquiry

Last week, the French animal welfare organisation L214 has shocked the whole country after the publication of a video footage from an "EU organic certified" slaughterhouse where you can see unbearable cruelty. This happens only few months after the released by the same NGO of another video footage screened in another slaughterhouse showing cruelty and animal abuses.

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Expo Milano 2015 "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life": European Commission launches online consultation

The European Commission has launched an online consultation on how science and innovation can help the EU ensuring safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally.

The discussion is linked to the theme of this year's Universal Exhibition (Expo Milano 2015) "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which aims to go beyond cultural activities and open a real political debate on global food security and sustainability.

more on http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4761_en.htm

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UK: the ministry of agriculture published a 5 year progress report on animal welfare

This report summarises how the UK has contributed to improvements in EU and global animal welfare standards in the last five years.

It covers the illegal wildlife trade; farm animal welfare; the treatment of animals in laboratories; and appropriate links to International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

The report was commissioned by the Inter-Ministerial Group on International Animal Welfare.

The Report: animal-welfare-5-year-progress-report

Please find more on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-animal-welfare-5-year-progress-report

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New GMO rules get final Council approval

New EU rules allowing member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their territory were formally adopted by the Council on 2 March 2015. They will enter into force 20 days following their publication in the Official Journal of the EU.  

More on http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2015/03/150302-new-gmo-rules-get-approved/

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3.03.2015 Brussels 'An Eagle Eye on TTIP' Agriculture, research and sustainable development

Name: An Eagle Eye on TTIP

Location: Hotel Silken Berlaymont Brussels

Time: 3.03.2015, 15:00-18:00

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Joint Declaration on Animal Welfare

On December 14th 2014, the Ministries of Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have co-written and signed a joint declaration on animal welfare aiming to improve animal welfare in the EU. The three countries are calling all the other Member States to sign it also.

Please find here the joint declaration: Animal Welfare Declaration

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EU Research "Making the most of pig manure"

Although pigs are actually one of world's cleanest creatures – despite their reputation to the contrary – cleaning up after them is a challenging task. The bulk, gas emissions and associated odours give pig manure a bad name. But if you know how to extract them, there are value nutrients secreted in the slurry. The EU-funded EfficientHeat project has advanced waste disposal while giving pig farmers the potential to turn manure into money.

Project details

  • Project acronym: EFFICIENTHEAT
  • Participants: Spain (Coordinator),Switzerland, France, Finland
  • Project reference 277624
  • Total cost: € 1 372 637
  • EU contribution: € 1 084 300
  • Duration: April 2008 – March 2013

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The final component for Animal Welfare – Proper enforcement / Presentation VIER PFOTEN

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On October 7th, Eurogroup for Animals together with the EU Intergroup for Animal Welfare organise a conference entitled Putting Animal Welfare at the Heart of the EU (please click here for more information on the event).  

Dr Marlene Wartenberg, Director of the European Policy office of VIER PFOTEN / FOUR PAWS has given a speech on Enforcement of Animal welfare legislation and introduced the Enforcement Network to the Members of the Parliament.

Please find here her presentation: The final component for Animal Welfare Proper enforcement – VIER PFOTEN EPO

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