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Animal issues are no longer socially invisible, and increasingly, greater attention is being devoted to understanding the moral significance of experiences of animals and to taking into consideration the welfare of animals.
AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition
29 January 2020
Today the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published three scientific opinions on the welfare of rabbits kept in the EU for meat consumption.
EFSA concludes conventional rabbit cages have worst welfare score
9 January 2020
Some rabbit farms are closing : "It is a pet animal"
"People see them as pets" - Six out of ten meat rabbit farms are closing down in Northern Italy
24 December 2019
An open letter co-signed by organisations from all across Europe is calling on the new EU Commissioners to end the use of cages in farming.
More than 160 organisations call on the new EU leaders to end caged farming
5 December 2019
You might think it’s just an innocent trip to the pet shop with your children. In reality, you could be leaving a trail of traumatised guinea pigs.
Pet stores under fire for ‘interactive’ zones
4 December 2019
A total of 1,617,405 citizens have signed the EndTheCageAge European Citizens’ Initiative to make cages history for farmed animals.
Sixth ECI calls for end of cages for farmed animals
9 October 2019
The End the Cage Age European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has closed with over 1.5 million signatures asking the EU to put an end to the confinement of farmed animals.
More than a million people want to see the end of cages for farmed animals
12 September 2019
New investigation by our French member L214 reveals the horrible conditions rabbits bred for their meat have to endure in a farm located in the town of Nueil-les-Aubiers (Deux-Sèvres) in central-west France.
L214: Investigation in a French rabbit farm shows it’s time to #EndTheCageAge
27 August 2019
One million EU citizens have signed the #EndTheCageAge European Citizens Initiative (ECI) petition, the biggest ever political push for farm animal welfare.
One million EU citizens make history for farm animals
31 May 2019
As the third most popular companion animals in the Netherlands, pet rabbits are the primary focus of a new study conducted by the University of Utrecht with the support of Dierenbescherming.
DIERENBESCHERMING: Pet rabbit sector needs more transparency
10 December 2018
Kati Pulli, CEO of SEY, criticizes insufficient enforcement of ban on animal keeping in Finland.
SEY: “Ban on keeping animals needs better controls”
16 November 2018
Eurogroup for Animals flags the importance of animal welfare in livestock farming to fight Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and urges the Ministerial Conference organised by Dutch Presidency to include animal welfare in Global AMR action plan.
Animal welfare: the good approach to fight antimicrobial resistance
10 February 2016