SNP member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith has expressed his disappointment at the decision of his European Parliament colleagues to approve a resolution calling for a reconsideration of limiting animal transport journey times to eight hours.Read more
ONE of Scotland’s top MEPs today won his long standing campaign to ban the barbaric practice of slicing off shark fins and using them as an ingredient for soup.Read more
THOUSANDS of people have backed a campaign by Scottish MEP Alyn Smith to ban the barbaric and hideous practice of cutting the fins off sharks in order to serve them as soup.Read more
Scottish MEP Alyn Smith today (Wednesday) had a close encounter with live sharks - as part of a personal bid to block a globalthreat to their survival as a species.Read more
LEADING Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has had his deep commitment to animal welfare honoured by one of one of Europe’s most respected and influential professional bodies.
He has been made an Honorary Associate of the British Veterinary Association (BVA). The award is in recognition of his long-standing interest in the treatment of animals and the veterinary profession.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has expressed his disappointment at today's committee vote on a non-legislative report concerning animal transport.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has welcomed today's vote of the European Parliament to allow farmers, on a voluntary basis, to use a harmonised system of electronic identification for cattle: Member States have the option to make the system compulsory, but only after consultation with the beef industry.
SNP MEP and Honorary Vice President of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) welcomed the successful passage of the Paulsen Report on Animal Welfare through the full Parliament plenary in Strasbourg.Read more