News

4th June 2012

A new animal welfare tool is being launched in a bid to give greater clarity in assessing the welfare of dairy cows. The standardised system of direct observation of animal wellbeing could eventually be incorporated into the Red Tractor scheme to...
Source:
Farmers Guardian

31st May 2012

LIVE lobsters are being sold in a Halesowen superstore which has led to complaints of animal cruelty after accusations the creatures are being mistreated by customers.
Source:
Halesowen News

28th May 2012

The government is facing renewed calls to curb the slaughtering of animals that have not first been rendered unconscious - a debate that pits religious sensitivities against the convictions of animal welfare campaigners.
Source:
BBC News

27th May 2012

Farmers are putting their prize cows in danger of severe pain by pumping their udders full of gas in order to win competitions, vets have said.
Source:
The Telegraph

27th May 2012

TV farmer Jimmy Doherty promotes revival of rose veal to prevent 'useless' male dairy calves being shot at birth.
Source:
The Guardian

25th May 2012

At the World Organisation for Animal Health's (OIE) 80th General Session, OIE Delegates adopted new guiding principles on animal welfare relating to livestock production systems and a new chapter on the welfare of cattle bred for meat production.
Source:
The Poultry Site

23rd May 2012

At its meeting in Paris today the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) adopted recommendations for the welfare of beef cattle. Eurogroup urges the European Union to follow suit and propose EU rules to protect cattle as a matter of urgency.
Source:
Farming UK

22nd May 2012

In the latest animal welfare disaster to hit the live export trade, an estimated 2,000 cattle died aboard the Gracia del Mar, a ship carrying more than 5,000 animals on the marathon but regular trade route from Brazil to Egypt. Compassion in World...
Source:
The Pig Site

17th May 2012

The UK says it will retain stricter animal testing standards than required by a new European Union Directive. The Home Office Minister, Lynne Featherstone, said that special protection for dogs cats and primates would be maintained.
Source:
BBC News

15th May 2012

More owners of dangerous dogs will be imprisoned, under guidelines issued to judges and magistrates by the Sentencing Council.
Source:
The Guardian

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