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Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
DG Health and Food Safety
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Illegal puppy trade
Presidency of the Council of the European Union
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The illegal dog trade is a booming industry all over Europe. 8 million puppies are annually needed to supply the demand making the online trade worth over more than 1 billion euros.
Booming online puppy trade: Illegal, fraudulent and heartbreaking for dogs and buyers
22 November 2018
Consumers picture dairy cows grazing contently on pasture in green fields. But a new report by the European Commission’s DG Sante reveals this idyllic image to be far from the truth for many of the EU’s 23.5 million dairy cows.
Secret suffering in EU dairy sector revealed by new Commission report
28 November 2017
‘Are consumers ready to understand the added value of animal welfare in the food products they consume?’ This was the question asked today at the European Commission’s animal welfare conference in Milan.
Animal welfare must become the norm if we really care about “Feeding the planet”
15 June 2015