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13th May 2019

New legislation to end puppy and kitten farming will be laid in Parliament today (13 May), the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced. Known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, it will mean that puppies and kittens can no longer be sold by a third party...
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GOV.UK

13th May 2019

Results of a recent study will help prioritise animal welfare issues in the UK using expert consensus Animal welfare remains an area of consistent public concern. To determine where limited funding resources should be directed, or to raise awareness...
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Veterinary Practice

10th May 2019

NOAH has released a manifesto for the upcoming European Parliament elections, setting out its vision for animal health, welfare and sustainability in the UK and across Europe. When discussing the manifesto, Dawn Howard, NOAH Chief Executive,...
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Veterinary Practice

7th May 2019

Veterinarians from around the world, who have made significant contributions to the promotion of animal welfare, have been honoured in the 2019 Global Animal Welfare Awards This was the third edition of the awards co-created by the World Veterinary...
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Veterinary Practice

6th May 2019

A new study from the Roslin Institute shows the genetic propensity of animals to transmit diseases affects survival in populations during epidemics. Survival in animal populations during an epidemic is partly determined by the genetic propensity of...
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University of Edinburgh

6th May 2019

Under the current law, no distinction is made between the theft of pets and the theft of possessions. Both are treated the same, meaning that in the eyes of the law, pets are considered as little more than inanimate objects. With an ever-growing...
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A-LAW

4th May 2019

Defra launches call for evidence on impact of Natural England’s decision to revoke three general licences for the management of certain wild birds. The chair of Natural England, Tony Juniper, and Environment Secretary have exchanged letters this...
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GOV.UK

1st May 2019

Government introduces Bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today (1 May) announced a new Bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. Some of the animals which currently...
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GOV.UK

1st May 2019

The research, carried out by the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) VetCompassTM programme, also indicates that the females of certain breeds are more prone to UI than others. Hungarian vizslas, dobermans, weimaraners and boxers are the breeds most at...
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RVC

30th April 2019

Activists have condemned the slaughter of pigs raised at a primary school in Yorkshire, England, but could this be a vital opportunity to teach children where their food comes from?   The headteacher of Farsley Farfield Primary school in...
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The Pig Site

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