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3rd January 2019

Michael Gove: British farmers can take advantage of the opportunities provided by Brexit and continue to export great British produce Introduction - History tells us science is the future One of my favourite Radio Four programmes, second only to...
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GOV.UK

1st January 2019

Vets are being asked to ‘do their bit’ for dog health by ensuring they recommend pre-mating health tests to owners and breeders who may be unaware their dogs need them. The appeal comes as new statistics reveal that 70% of small animal vets very...
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BVA

27th December 2018

A US mega-farm, a Christian backer and Africa’s oldest industrial chicken producer are bringing the world’s super birds to reform central Africa’s food market and feed the poor On the evening of 7 August 2018, a KLM charter flight left Amsterdam,...
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The Guardian

26th December 2018

Violence breaks out at several meets across the country as hunts met by saboteurs and animal rights activists An anti-hunt protester was taken to hospital and a fox reportedly torn apart by dogs during tense Boxing Day meets in several counties....
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The Guardian

23rd December 2018

The government has confirmed it will be banning third party sales of puppies and kittens, Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley announced today (23 December). The decision was taken following a public consultation, from which there was over 95 per...
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GOV.UK

22nd December 2018

Chick’s sex can be determined before it hatches, potentially ending culling of billions of males The world’s first ever no-kill eggs are now on sale in Berlin after German scientists found an easy way to determine a chick’s sex before it hatches, in...
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The Guardian

20th December 2018

WASHINGTON—From Latin America to Asia, 2018 brought enormous progress towards a global cage-free future for hens in egg production. Humane Society International’s unique approach to farm animal welfare means that we are working with companies on the...
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HSI

19th December 2018

Vets’ views on Brexit are becoming increasingly negative, according to new BVA figures. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of vets now see Brexit as more of a threat than an opportunity for the UK veterinary profession, compared to just half in autumn 2016. On...
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BVA

19th December 2018

It is essential that veterinary surgeons are included in government plans to scrap the cap on skilled workers from the EU and elsewhere, according to the British Veterinary Association (BVA). The Association is warning that the proposed salary...
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BVA

17th December 2018

BVA has responded to a review which looks to introduce a more ‘enforcing and enabling approach’ to national farming regulation after the UK leaves the EU. The Stacey review, released last week, recommends a new approach to regulate farming more...
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BVA

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