16th December 2011
Farmers should be financially rewarded for adopting high standards of animal welfare through a new Government stewardship scheme, Defra’s farm animal welfare advisers have recommended. In a new report The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) has...
14th December 2011
A cull of badgers will go ahead as part of efforts to tackle bovine TB in cattle, despite a highly charged campaign by conservationists, scientists and some MPs. Those opposing the cull say it won't work.
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13th December 2011
The chairman of Danish meat company Tican has warned Danish pig producers that they must endeavour to meet the improved animal welfare standards demanded by UK consumers and retailers, according to Danish newspaper Landbrugasavisen.
12th December 2011
The RSPCA have said the vast majority of turkeys produced in the UK are reared in what they describe as “unacceptable conditions” and has called on supermarkets to listen to the growing demand and stock more higher-welfare birds.
9th December 2011
A third of Brits have said they would opt for a higher-welfare turkey this Christmas. Research by RSPCA farm animal welfare scheme Freedom Food has revealed that 34% of Brits claimed they would opt for a turkey with a higher-welfare label, and just...
7th December 2011
THE UK egg industry, animal welfare campaigners and politicians have slated the Government over its response to the threat of illegal egg imports once the battery cages ban comes into force in January.
4th December 2011
Last-minute preparations are being made for the arrival of two giant pandas which are en route from China to their new home, Edinburgh Zoo. Animal welfare campaigners have criticised the zoo for accepting the pandas, saying it is a "primarily...
1st December 2011
The owners of Anne the (now retired) circus elephant are to go on trial charged with causing her unnecessary suffering. Bobby and Moira Roberts, from Oundle in Northamptonshire, are also accused of failing to take reasonable steps to prevent an...
30th November 2011
The slaughter of conscious animals was widely abandoned in the 20th Century and is now practised mainly in the Jewish and Muslim communities. Consumers increasingly expect animals to be stunned before death - but would banning other slaughter...
29th November 2011
Dame Vera Lynn is so upset at the cruelty involved in producing foie gras that she is campaigning for a ban on sales of it at Queen’s grocer Fortnum & Mason.