28th September 2019
Transporting animals on long journeys for slaughter could be banned, under animal welfare plans unveiled by the Conservative party. Under the move, livestock would have to be sent to the closest abattoir - effectively banning most live exports. It...
24th September 2019
Dog welfare campaigns that tell people to be “responsible owners” don’t help to promote behaviour change, a new University of Liverpool report suggests. Dog owners interviewed for a study published in Anthrozoös all considered themselves to be...
University of Liverpool
23rd September 2019
A conference hosted by the Scottish SPCA and the University of Edinburgh has cast a light on the link between animal cruelty and human violence The event brought together over 150 professionals who work with young people and animals, mental health...
21st September 2019
A new survey exploring dog owners’ understanding of lungworm has found that there are still significant knowledge gaps around the parasite While half (52 percent) of dog owners are aware of lungworm, 39 percent admitted they don’t know exactly what...
20th September 2019
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling for no-deal Brexit to be taken off the negotiating table following detailed analysis of the potential impact on animal health and welfare. The new position, agreed at BVA Council on Thursday 19...
19th September 2019
British Veterinary Association (BVA) President Simon Doherty reflected on a ‘rollercoaster ride of hard work and highlights’ in a year dominated by Brexit as he made his outgoing speech at BVA Members’ Day (173 KB PDF) in Swansea today (19 September...
18th September 2019
Can you help us to make dogs' lives better? The Royal Veterinary College want to find out what the general public's awareness is of health issues connected to specific dog breeds. This will help us understand how to best advise and inform potential...
17th September 2019
Persian cats are a popular breed worldwide and are instantly recognisable from their luxurious coat and flattened face. They can cost a lot of money to purchase. But despite this, almost two thirds of Persian cats suffer from at least one health...
13th September 2019
The RCVS is today (13 September 2019) publishing further details about its plans for a wide-ranging review of its guidance to the veterinary professions on ‘under care’ and out-of-hours emergency cover, including a broad timetable for the review’s...
12th September 2019
Dogs Trust is disappointed that the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill has been dropped due to the prorogation of Parliament. We urge the Government to reintroduce the bill in the new Parliamentary session and thank all the MPs who have supported this...