20th December 2011
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has launched a campaign to place humane treatment of farm animals on the agenda for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012.
19th December 2011
The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) has called for the alignment of welfare standards to help consumers choose higher welfare meat. In a new report, the FAWC said that different schemes developed by supermarkets and producers had led to a “...
18th December 2011
One of the country's most celebrated food stores has found itself pitted against a vocal coalition of animal rights protesters and celebrities over its sale of foie gras.
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...