The European Commission has today (Monday) increased pressure on those countries still flouting rules governing the welfare of pregnant sows.Read more
The European Parliament today (Wednesday) stated that there needs to be increased action and leadership to combat wildlife crime if we wish to halt the illegal trade in wildlife products within the EU and worldwide.Read more
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SNP member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today hailed a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva upholding the legality of the EU's ban on seal products.Read more
The campaign to end EU subsidies for bullfighting was taken to the very top by SNP MEP Alyn Smith. Buoyed by support from all over Europe, he delivered a demand for action to the European Commission by submitting a petition of over 12,000 signatures.
MEP visits Dog Trust
Alyn Smith MEP paid a visit to the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Glasgow to discuss animal welfare in the EU. Alyn is a lead negotiator on the EU Animal Health Strategy and is conducting a series of meetings with stakeholders across Scotland.
SNP Member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith has today (Monday) expressed his disappointment as a budget amendment to end the indirect EU subsidy of bullfighting was defeated in a vote on the EU budget.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP has asked Scots to question just how cruel their breakfast is. Scottish farmers are renowned for their high standards, however several EU states have been found to be in violation of EU animal welfare laws affecting pigs and chickens. Now the Scots MEP is calling for the European Commission to take tougher action.