News

9th June 2020

As some return to work, we're issuing advice to dog owners to help their pets adjust to the change...  For many of us, life has changed significantly during the Covid-19 lockdown - and it's also changed for our dogs. When the restrictions are lifted...
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RSPCA

8th June 2020

Research conducted by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) into the administration of canine blood to cats is being used as part of a brand-new webinar series by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA). The webinar, which will be aired...
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RVC

8th June 2020

We're supporting calls for tougher sentences of up to five years in jail for the worst animal abusers to be made law by Autumn. We deal with some of the worst cases of neglect and cruelty and have long campaigned for tougher sentences for animal...
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RSPCA

7th June 2020

APGAW has released a report following an inquiry looking into the provision of abattoirs after concerns were raised that large numbers of small abattoirs had closed taking away options for slaughter for small scale farmers and forcing them to use...
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APGAW

4th June 2020

Animal Welfare Committee assessment of the risks to animal welfare occurring as a result of COVID-19 controls. This Animal Welfare Committee opinion assesses the immediate risks to animal welfare in the UK farmed animal, companion animal and kept...
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GOV.UK

3rd June 2020

After Australia banned live cattle exports in 2011, hundreds of claimants pursued a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth. ABC News reports that Australia’s Federal Court ruled a Commonwealth minister acted unlawfully by banning the live...
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The Dairy Site

2nd June 2020

Red Tractor has added a new range of marques to broaden its offer for shoppers and diners. The Red Tractor scheme is launching a set of farming marques to help simplify the experience of shoppers and diners when they are buying food and drink. Based...
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The Poultry Site

2nd June 2020

An estimated 30 million chickens per year are raised to BCC standards, raising the supply of higher welfare chickens. The Better Chicken Commitment (BCC) is a set of criteria for improving the lives of chickens raised for meat, called broiler...
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The Poultry Site

1st June 2020

We are leading a new coalition of leading animal protection and wildlife groups, Campaign to End Wildlife Trade, calling on Boris Johnson to back a global wildlife trade ban at the G20 meeting of global leaders in November to help prevent a future...
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WAP

1st June 2020

The newly formed Ruminant Health and Welfare Group (RHWG) has appointed Nigel Miller (pictured above) as its first chairman for a two-year term. Mr Miller, a qualified vet and former NFU Scotland President from 2011-2015, will lead the independent...
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NFU

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