News

19th January 2012

UK farming unions have welcomed European Commission calls to introduce animal welfare elements into trade agreements in order to safeguard the competitiveness of EU farmers.
Source:
Farmers Guardian

18th January 2012

NFU Scotland has met EU Commission animal welfare staff asking that lessons be learned from the debacle that surrounded recent laying hen legislation ahead of the deadline for implementation of similar welfare-driven rules on sow stalls at the end...
Source:
ThePigSite.com

16th January 2012

David Cameron has admitted that the proposed badger cull trials will involve "no end of difficulties", including policing problems.
Source:
Farmers Weekly

13th January 2012

Up to 500,000 hens are being kept in battery cages on farms in the UK despite an EU-wide ban which came into force at the beginning of the year.
Source:
BBC News

10th January 2012

More than one million people have signed an online petition to improve the welfare of animals transported to slaughter across Europe.
Source:
BBC News

5th January 2012

Actress Joanna Lumley has backed a campaign to end long distance animal transportation.
Source:
BBC News

30th December 2011

Animal welfare groups are considering launching a High Court challenge to the Coalition's refusal to ban wild animals in British circuses.
Source:
The Independent

27th December 2011

Animal welfare group the RSPCA has launched an attack on egg production in new enriched colony systems, branding them as "cruel" and saying they stop the hens from expressing natural behaviour.
Source:
Farmers Weekly

22nd December 2011

IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, yesterday announced payments totalling €1.235m to organisations involved in animal care and welfare services. The payments will be made with immediate effect.
Source:
ThePigSite.com

20th December 2011

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has launched a campaign to place humane treatment of farm animals on the agenda for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012.
Source:
ThePigSite.com

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