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10th June 2019

This letter from the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) advises government on the recognition of animal sentience in UK law.
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GOV.UK

8th June 2019

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill comes into force today (8 June) to protect service animals such as police dogs and horses.   New legislation to protect service animals such as police dogs and horses will come into force today (Saturday 8...
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GOV.UK

7th June 2019

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has commended model and 2016 Love Island runner-up Olivia Bowen Buckland for her social media posts urging prospective dog owners to do their research before getting a puppy, after her French bulldog Reggie...
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BVA

7th June 2019

On World Oceans Day (8th June) we are reflecting on the incredible journey we have had in our fight against ghost gear - lost, discarded or abandoned plastic fishing gear. Ghost gear is one of the biggest threats to marine animals, trapping,...
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WAP

4th June 2019

MPs will continue to debate the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 4 June 2019. Commons remaining stages (report stage and third reading) Both the report stage and third reading of the Bill will take place on...
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parliament.uk

3rd June 2019

  Dental disease is the most common health issue facing pet greyhounds, according to the largest ever study of greyhounds treated in first opinion veterinary clinics. The research, led by the Royal Veterinary College's (RVC) VetCompassTM programme...
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University of Bristol

31st May 2019

Estimated as the third most popular pet in the UK, rabbits’ needs are still grossly misunderstood. Sometimes referred to as the ‘forgotten pet’, a recent survey of vets in the UK shows that 73 per cent had seen pet rabbits who were not having all of...
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BVA

31st May 2019

On Rabbit Awareness Week we're highlighting the plight of the UK's third most popular (and widely misunderstood) pet -  the rabbit. Our dedicated team have helped rescue more than 11,000 rabbits over the last three years. Many of these rabbits were...
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RSPCA

28th May 2019

In response to the rapid changes in the veterinary environment, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched a vision for effective teamwork between vets and allied professionals with the aim of improving animal health, animal welfare and...
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BVA

28th May 2019

Evidence-based comparison of the welfare impact of major conditions in dogs could better inform disorder priorities for improved welfare in UK dogs. The research, carried out by the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) VetCompass™ programme,...
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RVC

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