News

16th March 2012

A BBC investigation has uncovered huge gaps in how greyhound racing is regulated in Northern Ireland.
Source:
BBC News

14th March 2012

Vital medical research is being "choked off" because airlines and ferry companies are refusing to bring animals into the country for testing in the face of pressure from animals' rights activists, a former science minister has warned.
Source:
The Independent

13th March 2012

Three racehorses have died on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Garde Champetre and Scotsirish were put down after suffering leg fractures in the Cross-Country Chase. Educated Evans was then destroyed after breaking a hind leg in the...
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BBC Sport

9th March 2012

The RSPCA’s Freedom Food labelling scheme is launching a new online advertising campaign in a bid to increase awareness of what its label means and educate consumers about the importance of farm animal welfare.
Source:
Farmers Guardian

9th March 2012

A teaching of the Prophet Muhammad says: “The merciful are treated mercifully by the Merciful. Be merciful to those on earth so that God will be Merciful to you in the heavens” (Al-Tabarāni). Compassion towards others, including animals is an...
Source:
Asian Image

2nd March 2012

The National Pig Association (NPA) has condemned two industry pressure groups for threatening the welfare of pigs and the future of the whole industry.
Source:
Farmers Guardian

1st March 2012

The government has promised to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses "at the earliest opportunity". Animal welfare minister Lord Taylor described the use of creatures such as tigers, monkeys and zebras in performances as "outdated". He...
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BBC News

29th February 2012

UK commitment to discovering laboratory methods that reduce the reliance on animal use and improve animal welfare (known as the 3Rs) is stronger than ever before. Evidence is contained in the latest Annual Report3 of the National Centre for the...
Source:
Scientist Live

27th February 2012

In 2008, Pedigree Dogs Exposed lifted the lid on the true extent of the health and welfare problems faced by pedigree dogs in the UK. The startling exposé of harmful breeding practices generated a massive reaction from the public and from those...
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BBC iPlayer

23rd February 2012

The number of animals farmed under the RSPCA’s Freedom Food scheme has increased by 52 per cent over the last five years. In addition, the amount of Freedom Food-labelled products in supermarkets has increased 30 per cent in the last two years.
Source:
Farmers Guardian

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