News

12th May 2017

The Scottish Government has announced a wide-ranging package of measures designed to improve animal welfare, alongside the introduction of a bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.
Source:
Vet Times

28th April 2017

Consumer concern over animal welfare issues has reached critical mass in the meat and poultry industries, creating a new generation of challenges and opportunities, according to a recent survey by researcher Packaged Facts.
Source:
ingredientsnetwork.com

22nd April 2017

ANIMAL welfarists have turned their attention to China, with the RSPCA securing a £359,000 grant to take the concept of higher welfare labelling to the country's huge livestock sector, and its increasingly affluent consumers.
Source:
The Scottish Farmer

11th April 2017

Sheep farming leaders have rejected government hints that animal welfare legislation could be tightened post-Brexit in order to enhance the appeal of British produce in global markets.
Source:
The Press and Journal

10th April 2017

Cat fur has been found for sale on the UK high street by young fashion brand Missguided.
Source:
BBC News

28th March 2017

An investigation has revealed how an M&S milk supplier keeps calves locked in small, solitary, pens for up to six months.       
Source:
Metro

15th March 2017

Theresa May has promised the UK will maintain its high levels of animal welfare standards after the country leaves the EU.
Source:
Farmers Weekly

12th March 2017

An animal welfare campaigner who photographed dogs at the Crufts dog show claims her pictures highlight dogs with faces and muzzles so flat and distorted by selective breeding that they have serious health problems.  
Source:
The Independent

6th March 2017

Councillors have refused a licence application for a zoo where almost 500 animals died within four years.  
Source:
The Telegraph

21st February 2017

BIG supermarket chains are failing to fully understand and embrace the principles of farm animal welfare, according to the University of Huddersfield’s Dr John Lever.  
Source:
The Scottish Farmer

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