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7th February 2019

Researchers explored the link between vitamin D levels and health outcomes in Scottish hill sheep. Sheep with higher vitamin D levels gave birth to heavier lambs the following year, researchers found. This is similar to findings in humans where a...
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University of Edinburgh

6th February 2019

The Cats Protection and the University of Bristol are launching a survey to understand feline neutering practises across the veterinary community. Sign up to have your say and be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher!  This study involves four short...
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BSAVA

6th February 2019

The RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association have joined forces to call on the UK Government to repeal a legal exemption that permits animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering. The latest figures*...
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BVA

6th February 2019

Zoos and safari parks in the UK are using a special new tool to help them more successfully monitor the wellbeing of elephants in their care, thanks to a study led by The University of Nottingham. The new elephant behavioural welfare assessment tool...
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University of Nottingham

5th February 2019

The annual Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum will return to London on 5 June with an exciting new debate format that will feature expert speakers putting forth opposing arguments on the welfare of UK’s farmed animals and exotic...
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BVA

3rd February 2019

  Tuesday’s confirmation that more than 200 horses suffered fatal injuries on British racecourses in 2018 – the highest total since 2012 – arrived at an unfortunate moment for the British Horseracing Authority, which has made a stumbling start to...
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The Guardian

2nd February 2019

A "groundswell of opinion" supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97 percent of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back our long-standing call for a legislative ban. We've long led the campaign to ban the use of...
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RSPCA

1st February 2019

We are delighted by the Scottish Government’s proposal to increase the maximum penalty for animal cruelty offences from a paltry 12 months to five years in prison. Animal cruelty in any form is abhorrent and inexcusable and these proposals reflect...
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Dogs Trust

1st February 2019

  Latest Public Attitudes Tracker survey results published The tracker survey monitors changes in consumer attitudes to food-related issues. We survey consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Food issues of concern  The top food safety...
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Food Standards Agency

30th January 2019

The European Commission’s formal reaction to the petition “End Pig Pain”, which asks to phase out  tail docking, tooth clipping and castration, is a blow for pigs all over Europe, where these painful and unnecessary practices are still taking place...
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Eurogroup for Animals

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