The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has rejected amendments that would have reintroduced a controversial exemption for products of so-called Marine Resource Management hunts (seal culls).Despite special interests' lobbying
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September 21, 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed the EU’s 2013 ban on cosmetic animal testing and trade with a verdict that expressly forbids companies from relying on results from animal tests conducted after March 2013 to substantiate the safety of cosmetic products in the EU.
September 20, 2016
The European Commission is set to adopt long-awaited requirements to more strictly regulate horsemeat imports from non-EU countries. HSI/Europe says that whilst tackling the issue of traceability of horsemeat is important, the new rules risk compromising horse welfare by potentially keeping large numbers of horses on feedlots for long periods of time.
September 15, 2016
HSI appplauded the Members of the European Parliament for voting overwhelmingly in favour of a strong Resolution on the European Union’s strategic priorities for the protection of endangered and threatened wildlife species from international trade.
September 13, 2016
South Korea’s cruel dog meat trade must end, say UK MPs & animal protection campaigners at Parliament debate
During a Westminster Hall debate this week, Britain's MPs called for an end to South Korea’s cruel factory farming of dogs for human consumption. Animal protection campaigners from Humane Society International/UK applauded Parliament for ‘giving a voice to the voiceless millions of dogs condemned to die for their meat.’
September 12, 2016
Only a few months after the Castilla y Léon government banned the public killing of bulls used in fiestas, the City Council of Tordesillas announced that a bull run will replace the Toro de la Vega bull spearing festival to comply with the ban.