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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
12th October 2020
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded tonight (12 October 2020) after a crucial clause that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards was voted down in the House of Commons as part...
7th October 2020
New report from The Human League UK shows that meal kit companies, who have seen unprecedented success during the COVID-19 crisis, are taking much-needed action on chicken welfare A new report,Chicken Welfare in the Meal Kit Sector, shows that the...
The Poultry Site
5th October 2020
We fear that the coming recession and the impact of 'lockdown puppies' will hit already-struggling rescue centres in the coming months after the number of people looking for puppies online during recent months soared by 650% and imports of dogs...
2nd October 2020
Today marks one of the most significant days for farmed animals that the world has ever seen. On World Day for Farmed Animals (2 October, 2020), the European Commission received the End The Cage Age European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). This has been...