Monday, April 13, 2009

Animal Welfare & WTO

Europe for inclusion of animal welfare in WTO agenda
April 9th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS -

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Animal rights activists across the world have a reason to smile as the European Union (EU) is pushing for the inclusion of animal welfare standards in the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) multilateral trade negotiations.

“Inclusion of animal welfare standards in the WTO agenda is urgently needed to effectively enforce animal standards worldwide, and to improve the appalling condition of slaughter houses in many countries including India,” Citizens for Animal Rights (CAR), a city-based organisation, said in a release here.

Quoting European representatives, the CAR added: “Animal welfare concerns are being increasingly recognised in food production around the world, but they must be formalised within the WTO trade agreements.” Read More

The European Union has regulated themselves into a position where they can no longer feed their citizens, and now they want to force that on this country. Being able to feed your own country is a matter of national security. We have seen how relying on others for our energy works, now imagine doing that with food.

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