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6th April 2020

On World Health Day (7th April) we are calling on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to recommend that governments worldwide permanently ban live wildlife markets and the use of wildlife in traditional medicine. 241 wildlife groups including World...
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World Animal Protection

2nd April 2020

The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), the leading global measure of policy commitment, performance and disclosure on animal welfare in food companies, has launched its eighth annual report today revealing that two of the six...
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The Dairy Site

31st March 2020

New measures to improve the welfare of trapped stoats in line with internationally agreed standards. From 1 April 2020, any trapping of stoats will only be lawful under the authority of a licence issued under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981,...
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GOV.UK

27th March 2020

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The single most important action we can all take...
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GOV.UK

26th March 2020

We're advising that all adult boosters and most primary vaccinations in puppies, kittens and other naïve animals should be postponed to protect human health and help curb the spread of Covid-19 Following the Prime Minister’s #StayHomeSaveLives...
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BVA

25th March 2020

The UK’s best-loved national pet charities and experts join forces to offer advice to help owners care for their animals and each other. The coalition is concerned about conflicting and poor information which is leaving owners confused and anxious...
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BVA

19th March 2020

Strong regulatory measures are needed to stop this problem coming into the country The BVA has renewed its calls for tighter restrictions on pet travel following the Government’s response to the Efra Select Committee report on tackling illegal puppy...
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BVA

15th March 2020

A guest blog by RSPCA animal welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines. As fears about Coronavirus - or Covid-19 - sweep the globe, health authorities are issuing lots of advice to people. But what about our pets?  While there's no evidence to suggest that...
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RSPCA

11th March 2020

The UK has dropped a grade in the global assessment of countries’ records on animal welfare due to Brexit parliamentary delays which have held up planned laws such as animal sentience and export regulation. The UK previously held an "A" grade but...
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The Dairy Site

9th March 2020

Vets are urging prospective dog owners to be aware of the serious health and welfare issues that dogs bred to have a long and low body type can often suffer from. A wire-haired dachshund’s top spot at the UK’s biggest dog show yesterday has prompted...
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BVA

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