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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

1st November 2020

BVA has welcomed today’s (Sunday 1st November) announcement by Government that it will strengthen the remit of the Trade and Agriculture Commission, an important step that has been welcomed by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), the veterinary...
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BVA

1st November 2020

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss is today extending the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC), and placing it on a full statutory footing, giving farmers a stronger voice in UK trade policy. The Commission was initially launched for a six-...
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GOV.UK

30th October 2020

Booking has now opened for the celebration of 25 years of AWSELVA. The meeting will be online and the event is free and open to all members. The theme will be a consideration of welfare developments over the last 25 years and the AGM at the end is...
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26th October 2020

New Zealand announces new requirements for the safe transport of livestock after a cattle ship capsized in the East China sea this summer, killing thousands of cows and most of the ship’s crew.   Reuters reports that only two of the 43 members and...
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The Dairy Site

20th October 2020

RSPCA are warning about a rise in the interest of 'starter pets' during lockdown could lead to an increase in neglect due to their complex needs. Figures for people searching on Google for small pets to buy during lockdown soared compared to the...
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RSPCA

19th October 2020

This new evidence comes as pet obesity risks are being exacerbated by global lockdowns A new study backed by Purina shows that weight loss in obese dogs is associated with significant improvements of health measures like metabolic status,...
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Veterinary Practice

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