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8th December 2018

A farming practice where cows are tethered and restricted to sitting or standing is still commonplace, particularly in southern Germany. Now farming groups are calling for a ban Jürgen Weber points to a lesion on the hind leg of one of his cows, a...
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The Guardian

6th December 2018

  Government has issued guidance for local authority inspectors in England on licencing activities involving animals. The guidance explains the conditions that businesses need to meet in order to receive an animal activities licence. This guidance...
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Gov.UK

4th December 2018

There was a time when a baby promoting a pack of cigarettes or dressed-up chimps hawking tea were viewed as par for the course. Now vets are hoping that similarly inappropriate images of pets disappear from our television screens, billboards and...
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BVA

4th December 2018

A groundbreaking 'living laboratory' for livestock will be established at the Bristol Veterinary School thanks to a £1 million donation from the John Oldacre Foundation. The John Oldacre Centre for Sustainability and Welfare in Dairy Production will...
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University of Bristol

29th November 2018

Description Veterinary expertise underpins our work here at the Animal Welfare Foundation, and so it’s crucial that our board of trustees reflects the diversity of the veterinary landscape. As such we are delighted to welcome two new trustees onto...
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Animal Welfare Foundation

27th November 2018

Earlier this week (25th November), Theresa May’s Brexit deal was signed off by the EU Member States, but the current wording could lead to the ongoing suffering of thousands of British sheep and young calves. As highlighted by articles in The...
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Ciwf

20th November 2018

A new study has found that the high concentration of ammonia in dogs with liver disease causes increased levels of inflammation. Medicine clinicians from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Science and The Roslin Institute have found that liver...
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University of Edinburgh

19th November 2018

CAPE TOWN—The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee of the Environment issued a report last week following its “Colloquium on Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting in South Africa: Harming or Promoting the Conservation Image of the Country” held on 21 and...
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Humane Society International

16th November 2018

New website launched to help British public buy a healthy pet. 1,000 new adverts for pets appear online every day in the UK 37% of people admit to doing no research before purchase Over 10% of people reported their pet became unwell after purchase,...
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PDSA

15th November 2018

The revised Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs became law in Wales this week. Some of BSAVA’s Welsh Region members actively participate in The Animal Welfare Network Wales (AWNW) and, along with BSAVA Policy and Officers, provided valuable...
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BSAVA

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