News

6th February 2019

The Cats Protection and the University of Bristol are launching a survey to understand feline neutering practises across the veterinary community. Sign up to have your say and be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher!  This study involves four short...
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BSAVA

6th February 2019

The RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association have joined forces to call on the UK Government to repeal a legal exemption that permits animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering. The latest figures*...
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BVA

6th February 2019

Zoos and safari parks in the UK are using a special new tool to help them more successfully monitor the wellbeing of elephants in their care, thanks to a study led by The University of Nottingham. The new elephant behavioural welfare assessment tool...
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University of Nottingham

5th February 2019

The annual Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum will return to London on 5 June with an exciting new debate format that will feature expert speakers putting forth opposing arguments on the welfare of UK’s farmed animals and exotic...
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BVA

3rd February 2019

  Tuesday’s confirmation that more than 200 horses suffered fatal injuries on British racecourses in 2018 – the highest total since 2012 – arrived at an unfortunate moment for the British Horseracing Authority, which has made a stumbling start to...
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The Guardian

2nd February 2019

A "groundswell of opinion" supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97 percent of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back our long-standing call for a legislative ban. We've long led the campaign to ban the use of...
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RSPCA

1st February 2019

We are delighted by the Scottish Government’s proposal to increase the maximum penalty for animal cruelty offences from a paltry 12 months to five years in prison. Animal cruelty in any form is abhorrent and inexcusable and these proposals reflect...
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Dogs Trust

1st February 2019

  Latest Public Attitudes Tracker survey results published The tracker survey monitors changes in consumer attitudes to food-related issues. We survey consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Food issues of concern  The top food safety...
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Food Standards Agency

30th January 2019

The European Commission’s formal reaction to the petition “End Pig Pain”, which asks to phase out  tail docking, tooth clipping and castration, is a blow for pigs all over Europe, where these painful and unnecessary practices are still taking place...
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Eurogroup for Animals

29th January 2019

New recommendations to help vets give pet owners the best possible consultations on how to keep their animals healthy have been launched by researchers at the University of Nottingham and global pharmaceutical company MSD Animal Health. The...
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University of Nottingham

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