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Compassion in World Farming
Chair of Agri Committee meets with EFSA to improve cooperation on animal welfare
20 February 2020
Help us fight live transport's cruelty by supporting two petitions by Animal Welfare Foundation.
Help us keep EP petitions on live transport open
7 February 2020
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
Last week, the European Parliament's committees held their constitutive meetings and elected their Chairs.
European Parliament elects British Liberal Democrat MEP as chair of the PECH committee
15 July 2019
In an interview with EURACTIV France, French MEP and vice-chair of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group, Eric Andrieu, spoke about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), highlighting its lack of environmental provisions.
French MEP makes encouraging statement on animal welfare in the CAP
12 July 2019
In Paris a few weeks ago, at the height of the EU election campaign, a report on biodiversity and aimed at global decision makers was released, and made quite a commotion.
Avoiding ecosystem collapse will require a different Common Agricultural Policy
18 June 2019
For the first time ever, fish welfare has been the subject of a debate during the Plenary session of the European Parliament – resulting in Commissioner Neven Mimica affirming that animal welfare has to be integrated into the long-term development of EU aquaculture.
Commission commits to integrating fish welfare into EU aquaculture development
14 March 2019
On 5th February Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), together with Svenska Djurskyddforeningen, organised a debate at the European Parliament to discuss how mobile slaughter can break the chain of long-distance transport, reducing unnecessary suffering for the animals.
CIWF: Examining two solutions to reduce animal suffering – Mobile slaughter and meat analogues
11 February 2019
The European Parliament voted today to adopt the first-ever multiannual plan for fishing in the Western Mediterranean Sea but rejected the necessary conservation measures that would fix the region’s overfishing crisis, where over 80% of stocks are overexploited and some at risk of collapse.
European Parliament fails to adopt necessary conservation measures in first Western Mediterranean fishing plan
10 January 2019
Today the European Parliament almost unanimously adopted a Resolution urging the European Commission to improve the welfare of broiler chickens as a prerequisite to reduce the sector’s dependency on antibiotics, which is increasingly threatening human health.
European Parliament’s plenary urges Commission to improve broiler chicken welfare and public health
25 October 2018
Today, the European Parliament hosted the first ever high level political event, ‘Seizing the Day for Fish Welfare’, gathering fish professionals and political stakeholders to discuss the welfare of fish.
EU citizens and leading fish stakeholders demand better welfare for fish
6 June 2018
The European Parliament today expressed itself for the first time on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and emphasised the strong position it sees for animal welfare in the future of food and farming.
European Parliament sees stronger position for animal welfare in future CAP
30 May 2018