An MEP with the European United Left - Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) has been awarded for his outstanding contribution to animal welfare. Stefan Eck received the EU4Animals Award 2017 by the Eurogroup for Animals – the only pan-European umbrella organisation for animal welfare.

Eck was recognised for successfully requesting the European Commission to initiate new legislation in securing minimum standards for the protection of hundreds of millions of rabbits farmed in the EU.

Each year, Eurog...

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