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12th October 2020

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded tonight (12 October 2020) after a crucial clause that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards was voted down in the House of Commons as part...
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BVA

7th October 2020

New report from The Human League UK shows that meal kit companies, who have seen unprecedented success during the COVID-19 crisis, are taking much-needed action on chicken welfare A new report,Chicken Welfare in the Meal Kit Sector, shows that the...
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The Poultry Site

5th October 2020

We fear that the coming recession and the impact of 'lockdown puppies' will hit already-struggling rescue centres in the coming months after the number of people looking for puppies online during recent months soared by 650% and imports of dogs...
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RSPCA

2nd October 2020

Today marks one of the most significant days for farmed animals that the world has ever seen. On World Day for Farmed Animals (2 October, 2020), the European Commission received the End The Cage Age European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). This has been...
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Ciwf

1st October 2020

The domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus) is a popular pet in the UK and beyond, with an estimated 900,000 rabbits being kept as pets in the UK in 2019 (PDSA, 2019). Whilst familiar to many, rabbits are technically classed as an “exotic...
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Veterinary Practice

28th September 2020

As the microchipping of horses becomes compulsory this month, we fear it won't be enough to prevent an impending horse welfare catastrophe. ...follow the link to read the article in full on the RSPCA website...
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RSPCA

24th September 2020

A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed that despite stereotypes, Staffordshire Bull Terriers do not show increased risk of aggression compared with non-Staffordshire Bull Terriers.  The study, led by the RVC’s VetCompass™...
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RVC

23rd September 2020

We are pleased to announce that, after a gruelling legal battle, the Scottish Government has finally stopped live calf exports. Having spent six months defending the inhumane export of unweaned calves to Europe, they have conceded that this trade...
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Ciwf

23rd September 2020

We have welcomed last night’s news that a crucial clause that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards was voted through in the House of Lords as part of the passage of the Agriculture Bill. In...
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BVA

22nd September 2020

Justyna Hinchcliffe, Emma Robinson (School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience) and Mike Mendl (Vet School) have found that 50kHz ultrasonic calls made by rats provide a graded indicator of positive affective states induced by simulated...
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University of Bristol

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