Animal welfare: European action targets Commissioner Dalli

Last Thursday, 7 June, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, John Dalli (Malta) received a group of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)…

Animal Welfare:Commissioner Dalli receives 1103248 8hours signatures

The 8hours campaign was launched jointly by Animals’ Angels – an international organisation which has documented hundreds of cases of severe suffering …

AWAT: 365 days, 3,600 visits

On the occasion of its first 365 days of life (28 May 2011 to 27 May 2012), the AnimalWelfareAndTrade website offers many reasons to celebrate.

Animal Welfare: productivity and quality of meat

The first edition of this book was published in Mexico in 2010. It was so well received that a second edition is now planned for the end of 2012. I was honoured to accept…

Conference on Enforcement in the EU

On 19 January 2012 the European Animal Welfare Strategy (2011-2015) was adopted by the EU Commission. Better enforcement of existing legislation is one of its essential aspects…

EP Committees support 8 hours

Brussels, 8 May 2012: This morning the Environment and Transport Committees of the European Parliament voted on draft opinions responding to the Commission’s report on live animal transport of November 2011…

eBay art auction for the benefit of IHP

Carlo Romiti, a painter, sculptor, theatre writer and director, and a great horse lover, has decided to support Italian Horse Protection’s projects for the welfare of equines…

Animal welfare: new publication on live animal transport

30 April 2012: A new publication on the animal welfare problems caused by long-distance live transport is now available in PDF format. I was glad to participate in the production of this new resource …

Italian Zoo Inquiry published

The EU Zoo Inquiry 2011 has been conducted by the Born Free Foundation in association with ENDCAP, a pan-European coalition of animal welfare NGOs …

Animal welfare: European Parliament adopts 8hours written declaration

Brussels, 15 March 2012: This morning the European Parliament adopted Written Declaration 49/2011 on the establishment of a maximum 8-hour journey limit for animals…