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four paws condemns the decision of the european commission to create a second reference center for fur

FOUR PAWS condemns the decision of the European Commission earlier this month to include animals farmed for their fur in the 2nd reference centre for small farmed animals

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Booming Online Puppy Trade: Illegal, Fraudulent and Heartbreaking for Dogs and Buyers

Booming online puppy trade: Illegal, fraudulent and heartbreaking for dogs and buyers. 

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EU Court of Auditors Delivers Negative Verdict on Commission's Farming Proposals

FOUR PAWS shares the criticism of the Court of Auditors and pushes for better animal welfare.

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No Subsidies for Animal Transport Cruelty Outside the EU

FOUR PAWS welcomes the ruling of the European Court of Justice that could affect 170 million live animals transported per year.

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Launch of Europe-wide Citizens' Initiative to End the Use of Cages

FOUR PAWS joins the fight to #EndTheCageAge for farm animals across Europe.

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CAP Proposal Fails EU Citizens on Animal Welfare

The proposal does not deliver on animal welfare and favours a Europe of different speeds

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Third Meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS welcomes the creation of the voluntary initiative subgroup on improving the health and welfare of pets (dogs) in trade, and of other new subgroups.

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Animals Should Be Better Protected During Disasters

FOUR PAWS welcomes today's European Parliament ENVI vote recognising the key role of animals during disasters.

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EU Commissioner for Health, Vytenis Andriukaitis: "We need to re-recognize that animals are sentient beings."

FOUR PAWS hosts the first International Animal Welfare Summit in Vienna, Austria. 

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Disappointment after the 2nd meeting of the EU Animal Welfare Platform

The EU Commission should take animal welfare more seriously

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New Report Calls for Clearer Labelling of Real Fur Products in the EU

Four Paws: Half of fur items in Germany and Austria lack correct labelling.

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Belgian Animal Welfare Group to Fight Online Illegal Pet Trade

FOUR PAWS joins the new animal welfare group BelgPAAG. 

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Future CAP Should Include Animal Welfare in the Decision-making Processes of the EC

FOUR PAWS calls for welfare-friendly production to be taken into account.

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Official Response From EU Commissioner Andriukaitis Regarding the Online Trade of Companion Animals

The EU Commission has no intention of regulating the online pet trade.

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EU Court of Justice Rules that Terms ‘Milk’, ‘Butter’, ‘Cream’ and ‘Yoghurt’ Can No Longer Be Used to Describe Plant-based Alternatives to Dairy Products

FOUR PAWS dismayed by the decision which defies common sense.

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Kick-off Meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare at the EU Commission

FOUR PAWS is looking forward to the exchange of best practices and the work to come, but reminds the EU Commission that it should take action, too

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EU Commission Choses Members of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS included in the EU Commission’s Platform on Animal Welfare. 

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European Parliament Recognises the Importance of Promoting the Welfare of Animals in the Garment Sector

FOUR PAWS welcomes the adoption of the Initiative report on the EU Flagship initiative on the garment sector.

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European Parliament Adopts Resolution to Improve Equine Welfare

FOUR PAWS congratulates Julie GIRLING, MEP, on approval of the initiative report on the responsible ownership and care of equines.

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Launch of the Animal Welfare Platform by the European Commission

FOUR PAWS welcomes the launch of the Animal Welfare Platform by the Commission.

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Georgieva to Lead World Bank, FOUR PAWS Calls for Stronger Action on Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS congratulates Kristalina Georgieva on her new role and hopes for stronger animal welfare standards for international financial institutions.

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New Website for the EU Enforcement Network

The EU Enforcement Network of Animal Welfare Lawyers and Commissioners has taken a step forward today with the publication of a new website.

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ECJ Decision on the Long-distance Transport of Live Animals: Regulation 1/2005 Clarified

The EU Court of Justice clarifies regulations regarding travel time and rest time in the interest of animals. 

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International Experts Propose Roadmap to the EC to Improve Welfare of Dogs and Cats in the EU

Conference: ‘Identification, Vaccination and Movement of Dogs and Cats in the EU: How to Improve the Pet Passport and TRACES Systems?’

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EU Cat and Dog Survey

European Commission publishes report on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices. VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS welcomes the fact that CAROdog and CAROcat are mentioned as best examples. 

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Second Eurobarometer on Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS urges the Commission to listen to European citizens’ concerns on animal welfare.

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Final Vote on the Animal Health Law

FOUR PAWS welcomes this new legislation as a first step to establishing EU mandatory identification and registration of companion animals.

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MEPs Back the Introduction of Mandatory Identification and Registration of Dogs and Cats in Europe

FOUR PAWS welcomes this important step towards the greater traceability of companion animals in Europe

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EU Parliamentary Committee on the Environment Votes: Less Antibiotics for Farm Animals

FOUR PAWS welcomes planned improvements in antibiotic regulations.

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An EU Animal Welfare Platform

FOUR PAWS welcomes the European Council’s support of the idea of creating an EU Animal Welfare Platform.

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EU Parliament Debate on the Identification and Registration of Companion Animals

VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS welcomes the debate and in particular the Commission’s announcement on the start of preparatory work on the identification and registration (I&R) of pets in Europe.

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