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2nd March 2020

‘Petfished’ campaign urges people to spot ‘red flags’ when buying a puppy or kitten ahead of ban on third party sales - ‘Lucy’s Law’ coming into force on 6 April Stark new findings reveal that buying a pet from a low-welfare breeder could cost pet...
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GOV.UK

1st March 2020

The Code of Practice details: How to keep and breed pigs, and your responsibilities for housing, feeding and looking after them. ...follow the link to find a copy on the GOV.UK website...  
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GOV.UK

27th February 2020

Good animal-welfare credentials are in the eye of the beholder. Some consumers are willing to pay more for products from companies with reputations that align with their beliefs. The concept of animal welfare is shaped, in part, by the ethics of...
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The Poultry Site

19th February 2020

New immigration rules announced today are a mixed bag for the veterinary profession and leave a big question mark over how the profession will recruit and retain the workforce it needs, according to the British Veterinary Association. Every year...
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BVA

16th February 2020

Supporting UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards is very welcome but not enough. Helping UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards must go hand in hand with restricting imports on farm animal products produced to lower welfare standards,...
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The Poultry Site

14th February 2020

Last week (7 February), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the President of the Confederation of Commerce and the Director of the Union of Poultry Professionals of the Slovak Republic signed a memorandum stating that by 2030 all...
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Ciwf

13th February 2020

Theresa Villiers, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been removed from her post amid a cabinet reshuffle. According to reporting from the BBC, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers and other cabinet members...
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The Poultry Site

5th February 2020

The Government has announced its support for the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill, which will mean animal abusers could face up to five years in prison. Those who cruelly mistreat animals could face up to five years in prison under a new law backed...
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GOV.UK

4th February 2020

BVA President Daniella Dos Santos tonight called on the government to work with the veterinary profession to ensure that workforce capacity meets demand and animal health and welfare standards remain high in the post-Brexit UK. Her call in her...
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BVA

3rd February 2020

Agriculture Bill moves forward as Environment Secretary leads Second Reading in Parliament Legislation that will transform British farming moves a step forward today, with Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers leading the Second Reading of the...
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GOV.UK

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