Costa Rica bans hunting as a sport
(17/12/2012)

On Monday 10 December Costa Rica became the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport.

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European Parliament demands 8-hour limit
(17/12/2012)

The European Parliament’s Own-Initiative Report on the Protection of Animals During Transport was adopted on 12 December in their plenary session in Strasbourg

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Animal Welfare: bienestar animal productividad y calidad de la carne book published
(17/12/2012)

The book ‘Bienestar animal. Productividad y calidad de la carne’ contains the chapter ‘on Animal Welfare and International Trade’ written by Adolfo Sansolini…

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John Dalli resigns from the European Commission
(16/10/2012)

John Dalli has resigned as European Commissioner for Health and Consumers. Mr Dalli was responsible for animal welfare in the European Union, but his resignation is apparently unconnected …

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Animal Welfare: European Manifesto launched in Malta to end long-distance live animal transport and to respect EU citizens’ rights
(02/10/2012)

Manifesto of Malta for animal welfare and EU citizens’ rights launched.

2 October 2012: International speakers and Maltese citizens convened at the conference ‘Animal Suffering in Long-Distance Transport: Ask John Dalli’ to share…

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Animal welfare: open letter to Maltese electors and conference announcement
(19/09/2012)

Open letter to Maltese electors and conference announcement
Malta, 19 September: this morning a full-page advert appeared in The Times of Malta, denouncing the inaction of Commissioner John Dalli on live animal transport…

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Animal welfare: animal suffering in long-distance transport: ask John Dalli
(04/09/2012)

Conference: Animal suffering in long-distance transport: ask John Dalli

A conference is taking place in Malta on 28 September, within the frame of the 8hours campaign, to increase knowledge on the issue of live animal transport…

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Master in Animal Law & Society (UBA)
(06/08/2012)

Derecho Animal, the Web Centre for Animals with Rights, is the first website in Spain that provides a database on animal legislation and jurisprudence…

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8hours blog now online
(31/07/2012)

The 8hours website was initially used mainly to promote the 8hours petition – which was signed by 1,103,248 citizens – and to enable visitors to sign online. A new feature has now been added to the 8hours website: a blog where readers can both keep up to date with the published news and comment on it.

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Animal welfare: EU Council against animal welfare and EU citizens.
(18/06/2012)

Animal welfare: EU Council against animal welfare and EU citizens.

Luxembourg, 18 June 2012: This morning, the Council of EU Ministers of Agriculture adopted its conclusions ‘on the protection and welfare of animals’…

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