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EU Court of Justice Restricts the Trade of Wild Animals Originating from Illegal Imports

On 8 September 2022, the Court of Justice sided with the Czech Ministry of the Environment in deciding that an exotic animal breeder did not have the right to trade parrots who were the second-generation offspring of illegally imported birds. Read an analysis of this historic ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU concerning the protection of wild animals (C-659/20 (Perroquets Ara hyacinthe)) in EU Law Live.

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Switzerland Could Be the First Country to Ban Factory Farming – Time Magazine

The Institute was quoted in Time Magazine: “In fact, notes Alice Di Concetto, founder of the European Institute for Animal Law and Policy, the European Commission is taking the opportunity of the cage proposal “to revise all EU farm animal welfare legislation. So there are other measures that hopefully will be included,” like chick grinding — a common egg farm method for killing male chicks soon after they hatch — and new limitations on the transport of livestock to slaughter.”

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International Law and Its Effects on EU Farm Animal Welfare Legislation

Read Alice Di Concetto’s latest law review article, “International Law and Its Effects on EU Farm Animal Welfare Legislation,” in the Global Journal of Animal Law. In it, she looks at the influence of the Council of Europe’s conventions, WTO rules, and the Paris Agreement on the making of EU farm animal legislation.

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Our Upcoming Presentations (Summer and Fall 2022)

Find out about the presentations by the European Institute for Animal Law & Policy that will be delivered in the fall of 2022.

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The Summer Edition of the Newsletter is Out!

Welcome to our sixth quarterly newsletter! This quarter’s research note about farm animal welfare and the EU Organic certification.

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The Spring Edition of the Newsletter is Out!

Welcome to our fifth quarterly newsletter! This quarter’s research note is our latest report on EU farm animal welfare legislation.

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Report and Event: For a More Humane Union, A Legal Assessment of EU Farm Animal Welfare Laws

Our report “For a More Humane Union” is out now! This report is the first-of-its-kind comprehensive legal review of EU farm animal welfare legislation, in preparation of its revision in the coming years.

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Reducing Antibiotic Use by Improving Animal Welfare – Guidance Document

The Institute collaborated with Four Paws International on the production of a Guidance Document to improve compliance with new EU rules on antimicrobials use through enhanced farm animal welfare standards. With contributions by Alice Di Concetto, LL.M, Dr. Paul Llonch, Dr. Eva Mainau, Dr. Xavier Manteca, and Dr. Deborah Temple.

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Our First Annual Report is Out!

Our first annual report is out now! This report includes a recap of our newsletters, media appearances, and our plans for the upcoming year. As we reflect upon our first year, and look forward to the next, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our clients, donors, subscribers, and friends for your continued interest and support.

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Police Struggle to Enforce Animal Protection Laws —Here’s Why – Sentient Media

Alice Di Concetto was quoted in this article by Sophie Kevany. In this article, Alice explains the extent to which enforcement mechanisms of EU animal welfare rules under the form of reduced subsidies are largely ineffective.

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