14.02.2017 “New investigations show more EU-consumed horsemeat imports from torturous production overseas”

International animal welfare coalition between European, North and South American organisations, calls for an import ban on horsemeat into the EU and Switzerland from overseas.

Access to the article by Eurogroup is available here

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Stop of imports of equids from Libya and Syria

The EU Commission has adopted the following decision removing Lybia and Syria from the list of countries allowed to export equids to the EU.

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2015/1009 of 24 June 2015 amending Annex I to Decisions 92/260/EEC and 93/195/EEC as regards the entries for Israel, Libya and Syria, Annex II to Decision 93/196/EEC as regards the entry for Israel, Annex I to Decision 93/197/EEC as regards the entries for Israel and Syria and Annex I to Decision 2004/211/EC as regards the entries for Brazil, Israel, Libya and Syria.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2015.161.01.0022.01.ENG

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The EU Commission suspends imports of horse meat from Mexico due to animal welfare abuses

On December 8 2014, the EU Commission has adopted a decision aiming to suspend imports in the EU of horsemeat from Mexico for food safety reasons. The suspension of imports will be effective until March 2015.

Please read the decision here http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2014.353.01.0017.01.ENG

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WWF/TRAFFIC Facts and Figures on Illegal Wildlife Trade in the EU

Title: The EU as a major destination and transit point in global wildlife trade: facts and figures

Date: 2013

Link: http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/wwf_traffic_facts_figues_eu_wildlife_trade.pdf

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EU Commission tables proposals on animal cloning and novel food

On December 2013, the EU Commission adopted three draft laws on animal cloning and on novel food which will provide legal certainty in this field. Two proposals will ban the use of the cloning technique in the EU for farm animals1 and the imports of these animal clones. 

More information on http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-1269_en.htm

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European Parliament voted the legislative package on commercial and non-commercial movement of companion animals

Update: On 28th June 2013 the EU Parliament has definitively voted the legislative package

European Parliament voted in favour of the proposed legislative package on commercial and non-commercial movement of companion animals

On 23rd may 2013, the EU Parliament has voted in favour of the revised Schnellhardt Report on a proposed legislation on non-commercial movement and the proposed Regulation on commercial movement of companion animals

 

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