EU: Fur-free Europe million+ signatures

Brussels 07.12.2022 More than a million European citizens have signed the Petition “FUR-Free Europe” to stop the cruel Cave Age practice of wearing fur. The barbaric tradition of skinning animals for their fur coats is not only outdated and barbaric, but it is also contradictory to the EU Treaty, clearly stating in the Article 13…

MEPs urge to abandon live animal transport

Brussels 06.12.2021 After 18 months of fact-finding, Parliamentā€™s committee of inquiry into the protection of animals during transport adopted its conclusions and recommendations. šŸ†•Animal welfare: @EP_AnimalTran MEPs urge a shift from live to meat-and-carcass transport. Next āž”ļø vote in January 2022 #EPlenaryPress release ā¤µļøhttps://t.co/8ChZvvyTCE — ANIT Committee Press (@EP_AnimalTran) December 2, 2021 Parliamentā€˜s inquiry into…

MEPs historic decision to end animal tests

Strasbourg 16.09.2021 Parliament urges the EU to accelerate the transition to a research system that does not use animals. Press release MEPs demand EU action plan to end the use of animals in research and testing: https://t.co/4Si5vjtAR7 pic.twitter.com/IHqLImhWn5 — EP PressService (@EuroParlPress) September 16, 2021 MEPs request an EU-wide action plan with ambitious and achievable…

Poland Animal Welfare crisis

Brussels 18.09.2020 Poland’s governing alliance appeared to be in disarray on September 18, as a dispute over animal rights measures highlighted divisions in the ruling camp, raising the possibility of early elections if differences cannot be resolved. Tensions within the alliance led by the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came into the open after…

Albania endemic animal cruelty

Albania restaurants are offering diners meat from illegally hunted bears ā€“ part of an illicit trade in wildlife that is ā€œout of controlā€ in the country, investigators claim. Researchers said it was the first time they had seen bear meat cooked in Europe, and experts warned that the crude butchering of animals may lead to…

#QueenHind shipwreck “Commission failure”

‘Two days after a tragedy where over 14,000 sheep perished during transport by sea, the outgoing Commission sent us an insensitive response to a complaint regarding an Irish livestock vessel’ reads the statement of theĀ Compassion in World FarmingĀ organisation. ā€œThis is clear evidence that the outgoing Commission failed in its duty of care for animal welfare;…

Russian circus bears permanent torture

After three days of the whine and howl coming from the bus in a the parking lot in Chelyabinsk, Russia, the pedestrians called the police to discover jammed in cagesĀ fox, raccoons, ferrets and pigeons. And in a cramped cage, the bear was beating his head against the bars. Prisoners shouted and whined, writes KP newspaper….

Easter transport massive lamb abuse

Yet again, lambs have been transported across the EU for days with no water, food, room to rest or veterinary care. An investigation by Animal Welfare Foundation sheds light on the systematic cruelties and violations behind the transport of lambs from Eastern Europe to Italy during Easter. Opnieuw vreselijke misstanden geconstateerd bij transport van levende…

Ukraine animal welfare activists appeal to MEPs

“Appeal of Ukraine animal welfare activists to the Members of the Inter group for animal welfare of the European Parliament February 14, 2019 Ā  Animal welfare and animal rights activists of Ukraine and compassionate citizens thank you for your support in saving wild animals from Igor Padalko zoo in Pokrovsk, Ukraine –Ā the worst zoo of…

Ukrainian minister plagued by lions abuse scandal

Ukrainian animal welfare and animal rights groups demand the resignation of the Minister of Ecology and Natural resources Ostap Semerak (pictured), after the international scandal broke out regarding the horrendous systemic abuse of wild animals in a private Zoo in Pokrovsk.Ā The minister did not respond to an ongoing international campaign for liberation of the lions…