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01 February 2013

Animals in Europe - Issue 34 - January 2013

In this issue: 1) New Director appointed to takeover Eurogroup leadership. 2) Still concerns about implementation of sow stalls ban. 3) Transposition of Animal Experimentation Directive 2010/63/EU. 4) European Parliament's Agriculture Committee vote on Common Agriculture Policy. 5) European Parliament's resolution CoP16 CITES. 6) Interpol funding against wildlife crime. 7) FVO programme of audits 2013. 8) Irish Presidency urged to act on animal welfare. 9) 7th Environment Action Programme must be ambitious and include animal welfare. 10) European Parliament votes to improve welfare of live animals during transport. 11) Eurogroup supports research on companion animal diseases. 12) Report on the recovery of export subsidies for live cattle in 2011. 13) Shortcomings revealed in Greek slaughterhouses. 14) Public consultation on the future of organic production. 15) Ban on mink fur farming in the Netherlands.
Author/Organization: Eurogroup for Animals
Year: 2013
Topics: animal welfare/general concepts, cattle, confinement systems, disease control, environment, importing/exporting, legislation, organic farming/production, pigs, slaughterhouse/abattoir, transport, welfare during transport