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7th March 2020

A Labour MP unsuccessfully attempted to insert an amendment into the Agriculture Bill banning farrowing crates before the Bill is ratified. According to reporting from the NPA, during Committee Stage debates in the House of Commons, Cambridge Labour...
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The Pig Site

4th March 2020

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has just announced its largest ever programme of research in an attempt to find more humane ways of slaughtering these animals in future.     The funding, made possible by a generous donation, has been awarded...
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Humane Slaughter Association

3rd March 2020

Pets suffering with too much weight is a problem that stretches beyond the four-legged kind as a leading vet reveals that obesity in snakes is a big issue and suggests that over feeding and lack of exercise are to blame. President of the British...
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BVA

2nd March 2020

‘Petfished’ campaign urges people to spot ‘red flags’ when buying a puppy or kitten ahead of ban on third party sales - ‘Lucy’s Law’ coming into force on 6 April Stark new findings reveal that buying a pet from a low-welfare breeder could cost pet...
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GOV.UK

1st March 2020

The Code of Practice details: How to keep and breed pigs, and your responsibilities for housing, feeding and looking after them. ...follow the link to find a copy on the GOV.UK website...  
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GOV.UK

27th February 2020

Good animal-welfare credentials are in the eye of the beholder. Some consumers are willing to pay more for products from companies with reputations that align with their beliefs. The concept of animal welfare is shaped, in part, by the ethics of...
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The Poultry Site

19th February 2020

New immigration rules announced today are a mixed bag for the veterinary profession and leave a big question mark over how the profession will recruit and retain the workforce it needs, according to the British Veterinary Association. Every year...
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BVA

16th February 2020

Supporting UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards is very welcome but not enough. Helping UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards must go hand in hand with restricting imports on farm animal products produced to lower welfare standards,...
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The Poultry Site

14th February 2020

Last week (7 February), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the President of the Confederation of Commerce and the Director of the Union of Poultry Professionals of the Slovak Republic signed a memorandum stating that by 2030 all...
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Ciwf

13th February 2020

Theresa Villiers, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been removed from her post amid a cabinet reshuffle. According to reporting from the BBC, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers and other cabinet members...
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The Poultry Site

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