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14th January 2021

“Practical ways of tackling the obesity challenges in companion animals and equines”  is an online self-study course that can be worked through at any time and it launches on the 18th January! There will be two live sessions (possibly more) where...
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12th December 2020

BVA has welcomed the launch of an eight week public consultation on the government’s manifesto commitment to ban keeping primates such as capuchins, lemurs and squirrel monkeys as pets. ...follow the link to read the article in full at BVA...
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BVA

12th December 2020

Plans unveiled to ban the keeping of primates as pets with eight-week consultation launched today. The government has today (12 December) launched proposals to ban keeping primates as pets in England, inviting the public to have their say on the...
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GOV.UK

3rd December 2020

BVA has welcomed today’s (Thursday 3rd December) announcement that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will begin an eight-week long consultation in England and Wales seeking views on live animals export and how to better...
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BVA

3rd December 2020

Animal Welfare Committee assessment of the risks to animal welfare occurring as a result of COVID-19 controls; immediate and medium to longer term impacts. ...follow the link to read the report at GOV.UK...
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GOV.UK

1st December 2020

Wales follows Scotland and England in banning the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. ...follow the link to read the article in full at BVA...
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BVA

16th November 2020

We invite you to take part in an online survey about how people assess dog behaviour and behave around dogs. The survey is anonymous and will require you to answer a range of questions and watch some videos. Please take the survey on a PC or laptop...
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6th November 2020

ESFA research has identified multiple welfare hazards for cattle at slaughter - most stemming from abattoir staff fatigue. Research from the European Food Safety Agency has assessed the welfare of cattle at slaughter and issued an updated opinion...
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The Dairy Site

6th November 2020

The European Commission has received the "End the Cage Age" citizens' initiative, moving it closer to implementation. Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, and Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, are...
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The Dairy Site

4th November 2020

We have welcomed recommendations set out by the Scottish Government’s Fireworks Review Group yesterday as a positive step for animal health and welfare in Scotland. The Group’s report, presented in a statement to the Scottish Parliament ahead of...
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BVA

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