News

21st January 2019

How, indeed whether, Britain will leave the European Union on the 29th March will impact animals and their welfare. Political paralysis in the UK means however that there are more questions than answers at the turn of 2019. The British political...
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Eurogroup for Animals

19th January 2019

In the country’s two main breeding regions, 98% of farmers rely on the banned, traumatic practice of routinely cutting pigs’ tails On a farm deep in Italy’s Lombardy region, scores of contented-looking pigs gambol, play and root about in spacious...
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The Guardian

18th January 2019

An industry body is calling for the removal of vets from all small abattoirs in the UK as they offer “little in terms of animal health, animal welfare and public health”. Norman Bagley, head of policy for the Association of Independent Meat...
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Vet Times

18th January 2019

Humane Society International/India and People for Animals applaud ICMR initiative to “think outside the cage” NEW DELHI -- In a historic move to advance both human medical progress and move away from reliance on monkeys, dogs and other animals as...
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HSI

17th January 2019

A new study plans to shed light on the causes of lameness and reduced mobility in dairy cows. This issue currently costs the UK dairy industry £250 million a year as over half of UK cattle are affected.The ground-breaking project will be a...
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RVC

17th January 2019

The British Veterinary Association has welcomed the latest report by the UK Surveillance Forum (UKSF) on the UK approach to animal health surveillance.   BVA President Simon Doherty said: “It is essential that the UK Governments, the veterinary...
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BVA

15th January 2019

French bulldogs and Pugs top the list of dog breeds vets most commonly suspected of being imported illegally into the UK, statistics released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) one year on from the launch of its #BreedtoBreathe campaign...
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BVA

15th January 2019

BVA has responded tonight (15 January) to the outcome of the Brexit vote, under which MPs voted by a large majority to reject the proposed Withdrawal Agreement.  BVA President Simon Doherty said: “This result suggests that a no deal Brexit is...
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BVA

15th January 2019

Our figures reveal animal-loving shoppers spend five times more on intensively reared chicken than higher welfare options. In the UK, people spend £1.5 billion each year on intensively reared chicken compared to £281.9 million on higher welfare...
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RSPCA

15th January 2019

Haulier was forced to allow the 247 calves on board to rest after risk it would exceed the legal maximum transport time. We’re making fresh calls for a ban on the long-distance live export of animals, after a lorry transporting 247 calves was turned...
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RSPCA

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