European Citizens’ Initiative “End the Cage Age” at Halfway Point with 500,000 Signatures Collected in the Biggest Political Push for Animal Welfare

500,000 citizens of the European Union have signed the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age” launched in September last year. This marks the halfway point in the campaign. Slow Food is among 140 organizations strongly involved in supporting the ECI, which aims to end the use of cages for farm animals across the continent.

Slow Food Joins the European Citizens’ Initiative to End the Use of Cages

Civil society organizations have approached the opportunity to discuss the importance of farm animal welfare just before the launch of the new European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), which calls the European Commission to propose legislation to ban the use of cages in animal farming. Slow Food believes animals pay a harsh price in the current systemandjoins the initiative, which was launched on 25 September by Compassion in World Farming.

No more caged rabbits. So what now?

No more rabbits in cages! A day to remember! A success!
These are just a few of the first reactions to the vote to improve the conditions of farmed rabbits at a plenary session of the European Parliament a few days ago.

Germany Says NO To Chick Shredding

Not just egg-laying hens, but also cattle and pigs. The latest news from Germany on animal welfare and livestock farming’s impact on the environment bodes well for the future.

A Fine of Millions

A few days ago the European General Court turned down an appeal lodged by Italy, confirming the EU Commission’s February 2013 implementing decision to sentence the Italian Republic to the reimbursement of 70 million euros for infringements of European CAP regulations. Of these 70 million euros, state the European authorities, 48 million refer to deficiencies recorded in controls of the system of conditionality in the years from 2005 to 2007.