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Humanimal Trust joins Eurogroup for Animals
Aims to enhance animal welfare standards across the EU
Humanimal Trust is now the newest member of the pan-European animal advocacy organization, Eurogroup for Animals.
According to an organizational release,1 the trust joins over 80 animal protection organizations from throughout the UK, EU, Switzerland, Serbia, Norway and Australia, including the RSPCA, World Animal Protection and Four Paws. Humanimal Trust brings its mission of advancing One Medicine and will offer authoritative advice to help improve animal welfare standards.
“We are absolutely delighted to join Eurogroup for Animals and can’t wait to unite with our fellow members to improve the lives of animals not just in the UK, but across Europe and beyond,” expressed Joe Bailey, CEO of Humanimal Trust, in the release. “Earlier this week, we marked World Day for Animals in Laboratories, a day dedicated to the millions of animals around the world who suffer in laboratories. We strongly believe that medical advances shouldn't just be about human benefit when they could help animals too.
“Humans and animals can, and should, benefit from equal and sustainable medical progress, without causing harm, suffering or the loss of an animal's life during experimentation. We believe this One Medicine approach will lead to progressively fewer laboratory animal tests until one day they become obsolete. We look forward to working with Eurogroup for Animals to bring about an end to the harmful use of animals in human and veterinary medical research and education, and replace it with humane alternatives.”1
Reineke Hameleers, CEO of Eurogroup for Animals, added, “We're thrilled to welcome Humanimal Trust to the Eurogroup for Animals network and look forward to starting our collaboration which will benefit the millions of animals used for scientific purposes. It's also vital to keep building bridges between the EU and UK since animal protection has no borders.
“With the recent ECI Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics, the welfare of these animals has gained momentum at the EU level, and we know that a positive outcome could have an impact at the global level too. With a strong network of animal advocates working together we can deliver real change, and Humanimal Trust adds a competent and strong voice to our already vibrant movement.”1
What’s more, Humanimal Trust is leading a first in a series of free monthly webinars on May 5, 2023 to discuss the association between humans and animals and importance of One Medicine.
Humanimal Trust joins Eurogroup for Animals to help improve animal welfare standards across the EU. News release. Humanimal Trust. April 27, 2023. Accessed April 27, 2023.