The Cambridge University will provide Course on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law from 11 to 23rd September 2016
Next year, at 150km from Bei Jing in China, a giant "cloning farm" will be created, aiming to clone domestic animals including farm animals such as cows, but also police dogs and race horses. The goal would be to produce more than 1 million of cloned cows, to solve the problem of lack of farmlands in China.
Cloning is currently prohibited in Europe, but despite the EU Parliament willing to stop imports of food product coming from cloned animals, it is still allowed for Member States to import such products after getting an authorisation. But EU legislation might change soon.
the cloning of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species kept and reproduced for farming purposes
MEPs Jacqueline FOSTER , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Anja HAZEKAMP , Marlene MIZZI , Jörg LEICHTFRIED , Pavel POC , Marit PAULSEN , Catherine BEARDER , Ivo VAJGL , Keith TAYLOR and Franc BOGOVIČ initiated a written declaration on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare.
Currently animal welfare is divided between DG SANTE (companion animals and farm animals) and DG ENVI (wild animals and animals in experiments). Moreover, inside DG SANTE, animal welfare related topics can be dealed by both the Animal Health unit or the animal welfare unit. The declaration aims the creation of one point (a "one-stop shop) dealing with all animal welfare related topics, for all species.
Lebanon animal welfare law one step closer to becoming a reality. The law started to be thought in 2009 and was firstly drafted in 2011, following public consultation. A final draft was presented in 2014. This week, the law was approved by the Cabinet of the Ministry of Agriculture. The next step would be the approval of the Bill by the Parliament in order to become a law.
The bill covers every species: farm animals, stray cats and dogs, wild animals, slaughter etc.
Written Questions of MEPs to the EU Commission
Key Words :art 13 , all animals are sentient beings
3 October 2013
Jörg Leichtfried (S&D
E-004518/2012 2 May 2012 Janusz Wojciechowski (ECR)