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Illegal wildlife trade
Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
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Parliamentarians support taking biodiversity objectives into account in all EU policies and earmarking a minimum of 10% of the EU’s 2021-2027 long-term budget towards efforts to improve biodiversity.
Parliamentarians further call for ensuring that natural areas make up at least 30% of the EU territory; restoring degraded ecosystems by 2030; and promoting more sustainable agricultural and forestry practices, including binding reduction targets on pesticide use in the EU.
The EU Parliament has also called for increased ambition in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
EC implementing decision on outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain member states
30 January 2020
Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands are the world’s largest importers of kangaroo meat with annual totals up to 1,000 tons of meat, equivalent to approximately 1 million animals .
EU to act responsibly on import of cruel and contaminated kangaroo meat
6 March 2018
Large carnivores are charismatic species. Wolves, bears, lynxes and wolverines are top predators that are starting to return to regions where they were completely wiped out by hunters in the past.
Achieving coexistence with large carnivores in the EU
26 February 2018
At a major exhibition in the European Parliament (January 2018), the Fur Free Alliance and Eurogroup for Animals exposed the facts about how real fur is produced, and why more national bans on fur factory farming are needed in the EU.
‘Make Fur History’ – A landmark exhibition at the European Parliament
19 January 2018
MEP Neena Gill tabled in January a Written Declaration to call the Council and Commission upon to re-examine rules and procedures with a view to restricting all trophy imports. In the video below she calls on the public to contact their MEP to ensure their support.
MEP Neena Gill’s Written Declaration on Trophy Hunting
2 February 2016
The claim of high ethical standards made by the European fur trade are in stark contrast to the reality in fur farms and criticised by animal welfare experts, according to the new report “Nordic fur trade – marketed as responsible business”.
Animal suffering and the marketing tactics behind the European fur trade revealed in new report
13 October 2015
The European fur industry, and especially the Nordic fur industry, markets itself as a responsible business concerned about ethics.
Major new report: What’s behind fashion? Animal welfare and the European fur trade will be launched at 13.00 on 15 October 2015 in the European Parliament
8 October 2015
From 21 to 23 January 2014, the European Fur Information Centre (a pro-fur trade body) will hold an exhibition at the European Parliament to promote the fur industry.
Facts about fur production
20 January 2014