16.10.2018 – Conference on ‘Responsible care throughout the life of equine’

The conference will be organised by the European Horse Network, FEEVA, UECBV and World Horse Welfare. it will be hosted by Jean Arthuis MEP and Julie Girling MEP in the European Parliament on the 16 of October, from 16.30 to 19.00pm.

The event will gather professionals from across diverse sectors of the equine industry, to discuss topics on responsible breeding, securing the value of equidae and the sensitive issue of end of life.

Registration via http://tickets.worldhorsewelfare.org/equineconference & contact email address is equineconference@worldhorsewelfare.org. Agenda and other details of the conference will be available in September.


6.09.2018 – Conference ‘End animal suffering during EU journeys and beyond’

The conference entitled 'End animal suffering during EU journeys and beyond' will take place on 6th September 2018, in the European Parliament, in Brussels (Room A1G3,  from 9.30 to 13.00).

It will be hosted by MEP Pascal Durand, MEP Martin Häusling, MEP Maria Heubuch, MEP Keith Taylor, MEP Thomas Waitz and will gather farmers and consumer groups to discuss the alternatives and solutions to end animal suffering. 

More information about the event available at: https://europeecologie.eu/stop-animal-suffering-during-transport

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26.04.2017 Conference on ‘Stray Dog and Feral Cat Population in Europe: from culling to care’

The Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals is meeting on April 26, in the European Parliament in Brussels (Room ASP3G3, from 9:00 – 13:00 hrs) to discuss ‘Stray Dog and Feral Cat Population in Europe.

Further information on the draft agenda is available here


28.03.2017 – “Conference on the use of wild animals in circuses: time for a change”

The Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialist & Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D), the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals and Eurogroup for Animals, are organizing the “Conference on the use of wild animals in circuses: time for a change”. The event will take place on 28 march 217, at the European Parliament in Brussels (room ASP A1E201), from 15:00-17:00.

Access to the agenda is available here

Conlusions of the conference are available here


27.02.2017 Conference on the Positive List on Animal Welfare

EPO attended to the EU conference on 27th of February aiming at the promotion of the Positive List to regulate the sale and keeping of exotic animals as pets in EU, in order to ensure that Animal welfare, human and animal health and biodiversity are respected.

Emphasis was set on the need for adequate legal provisions on exotic pet trade to tackle the introduction of invasive alien species in Europe. Raising awareness and enforce more restrictive legislation or complementing existing EU legislation on invasive alien species, represents a better option than updating negative lists considered as being inefficient.

Further information is available here.