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Two new Scientific Opinions by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) identify many animal welfare problems likely to occur on poultry during slaughter and killing operations and propose measures to minimise and prevent them.
Corrective, preventive measures needed after EFSA spots welfare hazards at poultry slaughter
15 November 2019
Eurogroup for Animals and its 69 member organisations are calling for a move away from high concentration CO2 stunning of pigs, a common method of slaughter that causes acute pain and severe suffering.
69 animal advocacy organisations urge the EU to replace CO2 stunning of pigs by 2025
31 October 2019
The Agriculture and Rural Development Committee on Tuesday resumed the 1 October hearing of the Polish candidate for the agriculture portfolio, Janusz Wojciechowski.
Welfare-friendly Janusz Wojciechowski confirmed as next Commissioner for Agriculture
8 October 2019
An EC report confirms a worldwide decrease in red meat consumption and increase in animal feed commodities resulting from growth in intensive livestock production.
EC report: Red meat consumption down; animal feed commodities up
19 September 2019
Yesterday (25 July), the European Commission issued warnings against four EU countries over violations of EU directives concerning intensive farming practices.
Formal warning on the environmental impact of intensive farming practices
26 July 2019
Today, EU Member States agreed on providing exceptional market support to Italian egg and poultry meat producers, who were affected by avian influenza in 2017 and 2018.
European Commission to provide exceptional support to Italy’s poultry sector following avian flu
18 July 2019
The European Commission wants to tighten the rules for animal transport over long distances.
Dutch Food Safety Authority has laid down in the conditions that cattle export will be refused if the temperature at EU-Turkish border is expected to exceed 30°C
8 July 2019
The Party for the Animals has taken the first step on Tuesday to set up a European parliamentary committee of inquiry to investigate animal transport abuses
Anja Hazekamp MEP calls on her colleagues to support the creation of a committee of inquiry on live transport
2 July 2019
EU Member States today agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million.
Your tax euros at work: Irish beef farmers get €50 million in CAP money
20 June 2019
Leo Varadkar, along with French President Emmanuel Macron and the Polish and Belgian Prime Ministers, has written to Jean Claude Juncker raising concerns over ongoing Mercosur talks.
Varadkar warns EU president of Mercosur threat for beef
19 June 2019
The Big Agri industry has launched a multi-pronged attack on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to End The Cage Age, writes Olga Kikou, the head of Compassion in World Farming EU.
Agri-food industry harshly criticizes ‘End the Cage Age’ initiative
30 January 2019
In a special report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union, the European Commission recognizes that plant-based alternatives are gaining popularity in Europe.
The European Commission supports the production of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy
23 November 2018