21st February 2012
Dolphins should be treated as non-human "persons", with their rights to life and liberty respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told.
19th February 2012
Last week the animal rights campaign group Peta caused a stir with an online advert that suggested you don't have to eat meat to be a red-blooded male. The evidence? A girl wearing a neck brace as a result of injuries caused by her vegan boyfriend...
14th February 2012
McDonald's Corp. is pushing its pork suppliers to stop confining sows in small pens known as gestation stalls, moving to address concerns raised by animal-welfare advocates—and catch up with some competitors.
The Wall Street Journal
13th February 2012
A controversial application to build a farm with more than 25,000 pigs in Foston, Derbyshire has angered both local residents and animal rights campaigners.
7th February 2012
When does a slave – and a killer – have the right to go free? When the killer is an orca, a whale, “enslaved” by SeaWorld and entitled under the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, according to the animal rights activist group PETA, which has...
The Globe and Mail
26th January 2012
Animal-based measures to assess the welfare of dairy cows and pigs are effective and should be used wherever possible, according to recent scientific advice from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
25th January 2012
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has broadly welcomed the European Commission’s new Animal Welfare Strategy but urges the Commission to ensure robust implementation and enforcement of existing and proposed measures to improve animal welfare...
20th January 2012
The new EU strategy on animal welfare, announced yesterday (19 January) has met with mixed reviews from the meat and farming organisations. Although tentatively welcomed by some, many feel it does not go far enough to address the problems in...
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.
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...