New report on foie gras
(17/12/2015)

New report on foie gras

The study on ‘The Welfare of Ducks during Foie Gras Production’ of the Animal Welfare Information Service of Cambridge University was presented in Brussels…

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In memory of Alberto Pontillo – with thanks
(11/11/2015)

In memory of Alberto Pontillo
– with thanks

Sometimes we may wonder where certain words or definitions come from.
In Latin countries, ‘animalista’ describes people who believe that animals have rights…

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In memoria di Alberto Pontillo – con gratitudine
(11/11/2015)

In memoria di Alberto Pontillo, leader animalista

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Conference on “Welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices”
(05/11/2015)

FOUR PAWS, TASSO, Eurogroup For Animals, and the Baden-Württemberg Representation to the EU have organised a conference on the “Welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices”

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Better future for farm animals in Massachusetts?
(31/08/2015)

Citizens for Farm Animal Protection announced a new ballot initiative to curb extreme confinement of animals at industrial-style factory farms in Massachusetts

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Battery eggs from Ukraine to flood the EU
(07/08/2015)

Battery eggs from Ukraine to flood the EU

The second-largest producer of battery eggs in Ukraine announced the start of exports to EU countries. Will this undermine the EU ban on battery cages?

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AWAT RSS feed now on Vegfest Express
(31/07/2015)

An AWAT page has been added to the ‘ANIMALS’ section of Vegfest Express, wich also publishes recipes, videos, podcasts and news on animals and the environment.

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Brazil promotes group housing for pigs
(27/07/2015)

Brazil promotes group housing for pigs

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) has started to promote explicitly the group housing of sows as an alternative to crates…

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Special focus on I&R on CAROdog/cat
(02/07/2015)

Until December 2015, CAROdog and CAROcat will use their Special Focus section to share information on Identification and Registration (I&R) of companion animals

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JBS goes cage-free
(17/06/2015)

JBS, the second-largest producer of pork in Brazil and largest meat-processing company in the world, announced that it will stop using gestation crates by 2016

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