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EU adheres to animal welfare and a ban on long-distance transport

Despite protests from a dozen EU countries, EU Commissioner Stella Kyriakides is sticking to her proposal to expand and modernize European animal welfare policy....

Adema first wants a EU study into the consequences for industrial livestock farming

In principle, the Netherlands is positive about European plans for further reduction of air pollution from livestock farming, but considers that a...

European Parliament wants lower protected status for wolves

Wolves in the European Union should be less protected. That is the opinion of a majority of the European Parliament. It is the first time...

Switzerland has problem wolf and two young wolves shot

Swiss authorities have authorized wildlife managers to kill three more wolves. In two cantons there is talk of...

Citizens' initiative result recognized; EU must now respond to bee conservation

The European citizens' initiative "Save bees and farmers" has collected the necessary one million signatures and is now recognized by Brussels. The...

European Parliament wants 'positive list' for keeping pets

The European Parliament believes that only pets that are on a Europe-wide 'positive list' may be kept in the EU. The number of...

Bird flu among poultry in the EU has never been as serious as this season

Avian flu among poultry in Europe has never been this serious in recent decades. The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza is...

EU countries want wolf hunting again to protect grazing livestock

European Environment Commissioner Virginius Sinkevicius believes that wolves and agriculture should coexist. He doesn't think that hunting wolves...

Algeria returns sea transport of hundreds of French bulls

Once again, hundreds of European animals are in danger of being euthanized after a failed sea transport. The nearly 800 young bulls from...

Wolves expert: broader Swiss hunting law example for EU approach

The provincial authorities of the Swiss canton of Graubünden have granted a permit to shoot a wolf. Shooting wolves...

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