Special Event – Chick and Duckling Killing: Achieving an EU-Wide Prohibition
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Special Event – Chick and Duckling Killing: Achieving an EU-Wide Prohibition

Together with L214, the European Institute for Animal Law & Policy organized an event on January 10th, in the European Parliament, to raise awareness on the practice of male chick and female duckling killing in the egg and foie gras industries and to call for an EU-wide prohibition of such a practice.

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Is it Time to Stop Keeping Animals in Captivity?
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Is it Time to Stop Keeping Animals in Captivity?

Alice Di Concetto was quoted in an op-ed by Christopher McJetters published in Euronews. “Alice Di Concetto is a legal adviser at the European Institute for Animal Law & Policy. She says that legislation for protecting these animals is paper thin, literally.”

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EU Court of Justice Restricts the Trade of Wild Animals Originating from Illegal Imports
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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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Report and Event: For a More Humane Union, A Legal Assessment of EU Farm Animal Welfare Laws
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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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