Gutless EU: European Parliament Party presidents favour ‘implementation report’ over Parliamentary inquiry.




SAV Comment – What a surprise ! – they never have and never will properly address the issue of live animal transport.  And then they have the audacity to ask why the UK is leaving the EU ? – to get away from useless gutless tools like them.  Also shows how ineffective MEP’s and the EU Parliament really is.

European Parliament Party presidents favour ‘implementation report’ over Parliamentary inquiry, against the will of 223 MEPs


In the past 10 years over 200 reports denounced the terrible conditions of animals transported alive to the Commission and over a million European citizens have asked European institutions twice to fundamentally change this reality.

Yet, transported alive for up to several days or weeks without receiving feed, water and veterinary care, animals continue to experience the worst suffering every day, in disrespect of 21st century values and legislation.

We have seen many petitions and resolutions” said MEP Maria Noichl, Vice-President of the European Parliament Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals “but as we have witnessed through the many investigations, the situation has only deteriorated and we cannot accept this any longer.” This lack of enforcement by Member States and of scrutiny by  the European Commission, pushed some MEPs members of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals to call for an Official Parliamentary Inquiry on live transport both within and outside the EU.  

The inquiry was to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration, by Member States and the European Commission, in the application of Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005 on the protection of animal during transport. Backed by 223 MEPs from all EP political groups, the Official Request for the set-up of such an EP Official Inquiry fulfilled all requirements set by rule of procedure ‘198’.

Despite this strong case, last Thursday’s Conference of Presidents meeting in the Parliament concluded that an Implementing Report was more appropriate to deal with this matter than an EP Inquiry. Eurogroup for Animals is disappointed by this setback and regrets the untransparent and apparent undemocratic way in which this decision was taken.

This decision however creates the expectation for our movement that such a report will prove authoritatively the deficiencies in Member States and of the Commission to enforce EU law on the protection of animals. We are convinced that, if done seriously, this report will constitute a milestone for the protection of animals transported alive in Europe by firmly demonstrating the need for a revision of the Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005.



Serbia: Time Is Running Out To Help Kiki, Kuci and Lela. We Have Tried To Help – Where Are You ?

We have donated twice to help here – and we are the only donors.

Why ? – where are all the global animal people ?

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Help for KUCI, KIKI and LELA

Dear friends, Thanks to you and your unselfish help, these beautiful dogs remain on safe place and with a food. Situation we have is that we need help for them every month. February has passed covered with all your financially help and support. 

March is almost here and we will need all your help and support again. They know they are calm and peaceful, because they have friends in you and your help. Nobody is easy, months are coming, and obligations are there. Their existence on safe is always questionable, but I always effort myself to secure them safe place and food for normal life. Luckily, without you all this would be impossible. We need help for March:

– KIKI 40 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

– KUCI 40 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

– LELA 20 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

Sum 160 euros