My Articles About Animal Welfare - Thomas Waitz

Open letter to Commissioner for Environment on illegal clear-cuts in Croatia

At the end of August I visited three forest areas in Croatia together with the Croatian NGO “Green Squad” and their spokesperson Vesna Grgić. We went to Crna Mlaka, Varoški lug and Bilogora, which are protected areas under Natura 2000 and the Ramsar Convention. The clear-cuts I saw there were shocking. Field visit to Croatian […]

Hearing of European Citizens’ …

Over 300 million animals in Europe live all or part of their lives in cages. This applies above all to laying hens...

Calf Transports from Austria

Every very year, thousands of calves in Austria are exported alive and under torturous conditions to other EU countries and third countries....

Suspend the transport of animals during …

Last night, 42 MEPs sent a letter to the European Commission to suspend the transport of animals. As a result of border...

Stop the cruel transport of calves

In early April, we achieved a breakthrough in our efforts to stop the cruel practise involving calves’ transportation in the EU. Following...

Animal Transport Report: EPP votes …

On 23 January, the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture voted on the report on implementing EU animal transport legislation. To my great...

Cruelty to animals uncovered in animal …

Despite temperatures of up to 37° in the shade, the loading of thousands of slaughter cattle onto a huge animal transport ship...