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Animal lovers [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for animal lovers. Continue reading

People fighting wildlife trafficking [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for people fighting wildlife trafficking. Continue reading

Review of medicated feed legislation [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Beata Rojek (1st edition), In 2014 the Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on medicated feed with the aim to update and harmonise rules which date from 1990. These rules are currently laid out in a directive, which would be repealed and replaced by a regulation. According to the Commission, the need … Continue reading

Stray dogs

In the aftermath of a deadly dog attack on a four-year-old boy in Romania, the government’s adoption of a new law for the mass euthanasia of stray dogs has created an overwhelming reaction from citizens throughout Europe. Animal rights activists abhor what they see as brutal treatment of dogs and plead for an improvement to … Continue reading

Tackling invasive alien species in Europe

Some non-native animals, plants and micro-organisms can pose a serious threat to European flora and fauna, and disrupt fragile ecosystems. These so-called invasive alien species are considered to be the biggest threat to global biological diversity after habitat loss, and a leading cause of species extinction. More than a quarter of European native species which … Continue reading

Animal welfare protection in the EU

Over the past decade, animal welfare has become a matter of growing public concern. As purchasing choices are instrumental to the economic viability of the agro- and food- sectors, the industry has been trying to find ways to rebuild and maintain consumer trust. Experts claim that changes in consumer awareness of welfare standards have even … Continue reading

Control of swine fever in the EU

Classical swine fever (CSF) and African swine fever (ASF) are two highly transmissible viral diseases affecting domestic pigs and wild boar, with major economic consequences on pig farming and on pig-product markets. These diseases are not transmissible to humans. At global level, trans-border animal diseases fall under the remit of the World Animal Health Organisation. … Continue reading

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