23rd April 2012
Sainsbury’s will be introducing a “unique” Cost of Production (COP) model from 1 May that is designed to reward Sainsbury’s Dairy Development Group (SDDG) farmers for “outstanding animal welfare and environmental standards”.
23rd April 2012
The Government was today accused of failing to crack down on attacks by dangerous dogs, after it unveiled measures which critics said were "just tinkering around the edges" of the problem.
21st April 2012
Compulsory microchips for dogs are to be introduced in England, under plans expected to be announced on Monday.
20th April 2012
For the young women wiling away their evenings with a cappuccino in hand and a cat on their lap, Tokyo’s “neko cafes” are the ideal place to unwind and soothe their stresses. For animal rights activists, these cafes are exploitative places where...
19th April 2012
EU regulations banning battery cages for laying hens and sow stalls have much to commend them but the impacts on the market may have been overlooked or underestimated.
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18th April 2012
Controversy stalks UK's only port for live export trade, a practice campaigners claim is unnecessary and cruel.
16th April 2012
In Britain it is legal to keep monkeys as pets under license, even though it is banned in other countries and primate experts say it is cruel. Now, a bill is before the UK parliament calling for a ban.
15th April 2012
The big question after this year's Grand National is how many more knocks can the famous race take. For the second year running, the ever-emotive issue of horse welfare at Aintree is topping the post-race agenda ahead of the success of Neptune...
14th April 2012
The RSPCA has branded the deaths of two horses at the 2012 Grand National as "totally unacceptable". Gavin Grant, the charity's chief executive, says an urgent investigation must be launched after Synchronised, this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner...
12th April 2012
Feasting on the grotesquely enlarged livers of ducks and geese is morally indefensible. Foie gras is uniquely cruel in that it is one of the few 'foods' that is produced by intentionally inflicting illness on animals.