Today, the Council for Animal Welfare has released a new set of advisory measures meant to enhance the wellbeing of dolphins held in captivity. Following protests by organisations dedicated to animal welfare and the protection of animal rights, the Chamber of Representatives adopted a resolution that called for the formation of a special commission to investigate the welfare of dolphins kept in captivity in holding basins, dolphinariums, and urge...
The Royal Decree of 17 December 2012 modifies a number of rules applying to the aquaculture sector and gives the supervisory authority, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), more possibilities for imposing health measures and inspecting the transport of aquaculture animals. This Decree of the FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment was published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 25 January 2013.
The good news is that Bisphenol A has been banned from children’s drinking bottles, and safer crop protection products have been introduced for gardeners. But alas there are more cases of extreme animal neglect, and still too many bars and cafés are flouting the smoking ban. You can read about all these things - and many more besides - in the 2012 Activity Report of the Animal, Plant and Food Directorate-General.
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