DEMAND PROTECTION FOR EQUINES OF GREECE

European legislation mandates that all equines are registered and identified by an identification document, such as an equine passport, which is crucial to the traceability and surveillance of horses, donkeys and mules. In 2018, after a two year campaign led by Greek equine charity, Ippothesis, animal welfare organisations achieved their goal of the introduction of […]

END SEISMIC ACTIVITY IN HELLENIC TRENCH

A joint letter to the Greek Prime Minister from 61 environmental organisations, scientific experts, and representatives of the local community has called for an end to seismic exploration activities in the Hellenic Trench. Experts believe that seismic activity in the sea may be linked to the recent strandings of three Cuvier’s beaked whales on a […]

Revision of EU Animal Welfare Legislation

The European Commission has held a public consultation on the revision of animal welfare legislation, as part of their wider agenda to address animal welfare as an EU citizen priority within their ‘Farm to Fork’ Strategy. This 14 week consultation closed on 21 January 2022 with the aim to collect the opinions of the general […]

1 million people call for the end of circus animals in Europe

A petition calling for a ban on the use of animals in circuses, led by Eurogroup for Animals, has recently hit 1,000,000 signatures and has been handed over to representatives of the European Parliament. Started in 2018 by InfoCircos, a coalition of animal and wildlife welfare groups, the petition played a key role in Eurogroup […]

WORLD ZOONOSES DAY – AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED

On World Zoonoses Day, we’re calling for decision-makers around the world to recognise the link between pandemics and our treatment of animals. Sign the petition and help us prevent future pandemics.

Calling for the removal of PMSG from the European Pharmacopoeia

GAWF has co-signed a letter written by Eurogroup for Animals supporting a request submitted to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission, asking to cancel the monograph “gonadotropin, equine serum, for veterinary use” from the European Pharmacopoeia.