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7th July 2020

Key legislation on track to become law in time to kickstart agricultural transition period next year Legislation that will transform British farming is back in the House of Lords for the next stage in its journey to becoming law today (7 July)....
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GOV.UK

6th July 2020

We're bracing ourselves for a surge in abandoned animals and fear the fallout from the Covid crisis could see more owners struggling to keep their pets. Typically, we see abandonment peak in the summer months. Between June and August 2019, 16,519...
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RSPCA

3rd July 2020

Humane Society International/India and People for Animals welcome “major turning point” in campaign to end dog meat cruelty NEW DELHI—In a landmark decision, India’s Government of the state of Nagaland has ended the brutal dog meat trade. The...
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Humane Society International

1st July 2020

Dr Irene Camerlink has been awarded the Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year 2020. Dr Irene Camerlink, Assistant Professor at the Department of Animal Behaviour, Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, has...
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The Pig Site

1st July 2020

On 30 June, the UK government said it would not compromise on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in talks with the United States as the parties negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal. Reuters reports that critics of the...
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The Dairy Site

30th June 2020

In our new, Europe-wide poll of cage-free farming, the UK has emerged in eighth place, with just 63% of UK animals reared in cage-free conditions. The data collected represents cage use in each of the 27 EU Member States, along with the UK. The...
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Ciwf

29th June 2020

BVA has welcomed the announcement from Trade Secretary Liz Truss that a new Trade and Agriculture Commission will be established. BVA) has welcomed the announcement from Trade Secretary Liz Truss that a new Trade and Agriculture Commission will be...
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BVA

29th June 2020

High profile supporters including Ricky Gervais and Dame Judi Dench have signed our open letter calling on Boris Johnson to urge global leaders at upcoming G20 meeting to end the global wildlife trade. The letter, which can be viewed here, argues...
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World Animal Protection

29th June 2020

We've welcomed the UK Government's move to fast track a consultation on 'method of production' labelling on food, but warn that it shouldn't be used to justify the import of food produced to lower animal welfare standards. Mandatory 'method of...
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RSPCA

27th June 2020

Zoos and aquariums in England set to receive up to £100 million in additional support to help them continue to care for their animals through coronavirus pandemic. Zoos and aquariums in England are set to receive up to £100 million to help mitigate...
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GOV.UK

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