News

6th September 2017

A festival has removed live sheep racing from its programme after 60,000 people signed a petition citing animal welfare concerns.
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BBC News

4th September 2017

Perhaps it went slightly unnoticed, but the introduction of a pain control product for cattle represents a breakthrough in farm animal care in the United States. Welfare expert Dr Monique Pairis-Garcia explains why – and sheds her light on the...
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PigProgress

1st September 2017

Bits have the potential to disrupt the breathing mechanism in horses, a recently published review says. Researchers David Mellor and Ngaio Beausoleil explore what they describe as breathing, breathlessness and bridles in their wide-ranging review of...
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Horsetalk

23rd August 2017

Castrating and disbudding calves without pain relief drugs is a practice becoming less common but still requires “urgent action”, British veterinarians are being told.
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Farmers Weekly

22nd August 2017

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the Dept. for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (Defra) proposal that closed-circuit television will be mandatory in every slaughterhouse in England. Now, the group is urging Wales to do the...
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Meat + Poultry

17th August 2017

Calves should be routinely provided with appropriate analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to effectively manage pain during necessary veterinary and husbandry procedures, stated the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the British Cattle...
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British Veterinary Association (BVA)

14th August 2017

Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (ALAW) has announced the release of the 3rd edition of its one of a kind student magazine, Animal Justice.   There is no denying that animal protection is a growing area of interest in the UK. In recent...
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25th July 2017

l7enqirwsdp1jcejhfig.jpg Dr Steven McCulloch, Acting Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare and Lecturer in Human-Animal Studies, looks at the US Court of Appeal Naruto vs David Slater case and its relation to the animal rights debate.
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Centre for Animal Welfare, University of Winchester

25th July 2017

The UK’s desire to forge trade deals around the world after Brexit could threaten its animal welfare standards, as UK farmers compete against imported food from countries with lower levels of oversight, according to a House of Lords report.  
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Financial Times

17th July 2017

Nearly every county in England has at least one industrial-scale livestock farm, with close to 800 US-style mega farms operating across the UK, new research reveals.
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The Guardian

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