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Agrifood 12-05-2021

French Senate to finally start discussing animal welfare-friendly farming

The economic affairs committee in the French Senate is due to consider a report on the proposed law for ethical, socially just and animal welfare-friendly farming on Wednesday (12 May) following recent criticism over its alleged inaction on animal welfare. EURACTIV France reports.

One-third of animal species in Germany in bad shape, says new government report

One day before the European Commission unveils its new biodiversity strategy, Germany presented its national nature report, which stressed that while some populations are recovering, insects are now in very bad shape. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 14-02-2019

EU Commission, farmers fume at Greenpeace on animal farming report

The European Commission and the EU farmers association (Copa Cogeca) both dismissed a report conducted by Greenpeace as groundless and simplistic. The report argued that animal farming in Europe was using too much agricultural land.
Brexit 21-09-2018

How Brexit will impact healthcare for our pets and farm animals

Brexit, particularly the prospect of 'no deal', poses a serious threat to animal welfare standards and food security, writes Carel du Marchie Sarvaas.
Agrifood 28-05-2018

The role of innovation in Europe’s animal health

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In an effort to minimise animal diseases’ outbreaks, the European Commission adopted in 2007 the “Prevention is better than cure” approach when it comes to animal health strategy. According to the executive, the objective was to focus on preventive measures, disease surveillance, controls and research.  
Agrifood 25-02-2016

New EU law links animal welfare with human health

A new regulation adopted by the European Parliament’s agriculture committee aims at putting an end to outbreaks of animal diseases through a “preventive” approach.
Agrifood 31-07-2015

Antibiotics on animal farms spread deadly pathogens, experts warn

The consistent use of antibiotics in animal farms in Germany are spreading antibiotic-resistant germs and causing experts to call for stricter measures against drugs. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Health 07-01-2014

This is Fur: European Parliament, 21-23 January

Years of campaigning against the fur industry have created prejudices and myths among Europeans. The European fur sector will therefore now more than ever pro-actively focus on being a transparent and open industry, ready with facts and reliable information.
Health 20-02-2013

Why maintaining animal well-being safeguards public health

Caring for animal's health is important not only from the welfare perspective of the animal but also for humans. Prevention programmes such as vaccination will protect pets from a number of diseases, which in turn can protect people too, writes Declan O'Brien.
Public Affairs 08-05-2007

New pets group seeks common welfare standards

National pet NGOs gathered in Brussels recently to join the newly created organisation, Pets In Europe (PIE), officially beginning their campaign to lobby EU institutions to improve pet welfare across Europe.
Climate change 05-11-2004

Three EU countries react fast after discovering dioxin-contaminated feed

The Dutch, Belgian and German farm ministries have sealed off farms after discovering cancer-causing dioxin in animal feed. The issue will be discussed by the Commission to ensure the feed is not exported to further countries.
Global Europe 25-05-2000

New legislation for hormone-treated beef

The Commission yesterday proposed new legislation to reinforce bans on hormone-treated beef