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18th September 2020

Friedrich-Otto Ripke, President of the Central Association of the German Poultry Industry (ZDG), comments on the draft law banning the killing of rooster chicks presented by German Food and Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner: “As the German poultry...
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The Poultry Site

16th September 2020

Slower growing broiler chickens are healthier and have more fun than conventional breeds of birds, new evidence from an independent commercial scale farm trial has shown. The study carried out by researchers from FAI Farms, the University of Bristol...
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University of Bristol

15th September 2020

Banks Baker, Manager of Animal Welfare and Agriculture with McDonald’s Supply Chain and Sustainability team, spoke Monday as part of a fireside chat about collaboration across the broiler supply chain regarding innovative animal welfare technologies...
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The Dairy Site

11th September 2020

The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". Government agency Natural England has re-authorised licences for 33...
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The Dairy Site

11th September 2020

New Zealand has launched a review of its livestock exports by sea one week after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized off Japan. Reuters reports that Gulf Livestock 1, which left New Zealand’s Napier Port for China sank...
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The Dairy Site

11th September 2020

We're calling for a change to the law to stop the importation of puppies from abroad which has soared during lockdown. The latest figures for July and August, released by the Government in response to a parliamentary question, show that numbers of...
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RSPCA

10th September 2020

and its sister charity, the Humane Slaughter Association, are pleased to add their support to new evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto which sets out how veterinary professionals and other stakeholders should act to improve evidence-based...
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HSA

7th September 2020

Scientists have discovered how a biological switch helps animals make the seasonal changes crucial for survival, such as growing a warm winter coat and adjusting body temperatures. The findings reveal how the brain responds to short and long days to...
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University of Edinburgh

7th September 2020

Dog successfully treated for aggressive cancer, thanks to high-tech therapy. A family’s pet dog has responded well to advanced radiotherapy treatment for an aggressive tumour in his nose. Ralph, a five-year-old Gordon Setter, was referred to vets...
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University of Edinburgh

3rd September 2020

The first article of this series (Veterinary Practice, June 2020) dealt with the principles of humane euthanasia or slaughter on-farm and its legal framework. This second article will explore the practicalities of stunning and killing on-farm to...
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Veterinary Practice

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