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EU Animal Welfare Platform
The sixth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare yesterday endorsed the first ever pan-European guidelines to good animal welfare practice for the keeping, care, training and use of horses – a landmark moment for horse welfare at EU level.
First ever EU guidelines on horses endorsed by EU Platform on Animal Welfare
8 October 2019
The fifth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare in Brussels today revealed that the Commission is likely to launch infringement procedures against Member States that are non-compliant with the Pig Directive.
“Animal welfare should be a priority for the next five years” – Commissioner Andriukaitis
18 June 2019
The first meeting at DG SANTE of the pig welfare sub-group of the European Platform on Animal Welfare took place on 26 November in GRANGE (Directorate F).
Rearing pigs with intact tails in the EU: progress slow, but Commission increases pressure on Member States
10 December 2018
Surgical piglet castration is a painful management practice, widespread across Europe despite strong societal opposition.
New EU political impetus to end painful piglet castration
19 November 2018
At the first meeting of the EU Animal Welfare Platform’s subgroup on fish, participants agreed to develop general guidance on the handling of fish and on water quality and then to go on to consolidate existing knowledge into species specific recommendations in each area.
Government representatives and other stakeholders agree to develop guidelines to improve fish welfare
28 September 2018
On Tuesday 19 of June, the Committee on Petitions discussed a petition addressing the issue of stray dogs in Bulgaria on behalf of eighteen Bulgarian societies for welfare.
The Committee on Petitions addresses the issue of stray dogs in Bulgaria
25 June 2018
On 21th June, the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands hosted in Brussels the first meeting of the EU Animal Welfare Platform’s subgroup on improving the health & welfare of pets (dogs) in trade.
EU Animal Welfare Platform – Pet subgroup on dog trade
25 June 2018
EU Member States have taken the lead today to advance the agenda for fish welfare during the EU Platform on Animal Welfare’s third meeting.
Fish welfare centre stage at today’s Animal Welfare Platform
21 June 2018
The Netherlands has volunteered to promote and lead a sub-group on health and welfare of pets/dogs in trade within the EU Platform on Animal Welfare.
Formation of a pet sub-group within the EU Animal Welfare Platform
11 June 2018
On May 18th, the members of the EU Animal Welfare Platform sub-group on equines gathered in Brussels for their second meeting which, in this occasion, was hosted in the premises of the European Horse Network.
EU Animal Welfare Platform – Second meeting of Equine sub-group
28 May 2018
This new documentary shows that the situation is more urgent than ever and we need an EU-wide solution to end this inhumane trade.
New documentary sheds light on shocking reality of live animal transport in Europe and beyond
22 November 2017
Eurogroup for Animals hails outcomes of second meeting of EU Platform on Animal Welfare.
Eurogroup for Animals hails outcomes of second meeting of EU Platform on Animal Welfare
10 November 2017