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 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.
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.
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.
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.