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25th October 2019

Action to improve the welfare of primates is a step closer today, following the launch of a call for evidence which will inform the case for banning these animals being kept as pets. Primates are a group of mammals which includes lemurs, monkeys and...
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GOV.UK

23rd October 2019

We've released a new report highlighting the stress fireworks cause to animals, to coincide with the start of bonfire season. We would like to see the public sale and use of fireworks further limited to being closer to four specific celebration and...
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RSPCA

22nd October 2019

The University of Bristol Veterinary School has been awarded full accreditation of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Bristol's Veterinary School is now one of only seven veterinary schools with AVMA accreditation in Europe. The ...
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University of Bristol

16th October 2019

New research has found a direct link between dogs who suffer from a common skin allergy that causes chronic itching and problem behaviour. In the paper, published in the journal Animals, experts from the University of Nottingham’s School of...
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University of Nottingham

16th October 2019

The first in the ‘Sentient Beings’ series is now available. Podcasts have exploded in popularity because they fit so easily into our daily routine and are great for a quick listen when you’re on the way to work or have some downtime at home.  If you...
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WSAVA

14th October 2019

We have welcomed proposals set out in the Queen’s Speech that would see animal sentience finally being embedded in UK legislation. The Government has pledged that the principle will come into law as part of a package of measures on key animal health...
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BVA

14th October 2019

An article in the Scottish Daily Record (2019) brought to light the damage that parrots can do to their feathers if they are anxious, stressed or unhappy. In this news story, two zoo-housed macaws with severely damaged feathers and bare skin had...
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Veterinary Practice

12th October 2019

The Government is asking for evidence on the consequences of making owners get their cats microchipped in England. We’re only looking at evidence of the consequences, not opinions on introducing this rule. In particular, we want evidence on: the...
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GOV.UK

11th October 2019

We have responded to a study by Downs et al assessing the effects from four years of badger culling in England on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle. The study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, investigated the effect of...
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BVA

10th October 2019

A harmful parasite that costs the UK cattle and sheep industry an estimated £300 million per year may also be an under‐recognised cause of liver disease in horses, a study by the University of Liverpool has found. The study was funded by the Animal...
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University of Liverpool

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