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7th November 2018

Applications are invited for new PhD Studentships Harnessing deep learning and data science to create a research data platform of intensively monitored cattle to underpin sustainable food security and animal welfare research Integrating data across...
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Bristol Veterinary School

5th November 2018

“Everyone must take the responsibility and time to improve equine welfare,” was the take home message from World Horse Welfare Chief Executive, Roly Owers, speaking at the charity’s 2018 Annual Conference which took place in London on Wednesday (...
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World Horse Welfare

2nd November 2018

Labour has announced that it would strengthen the 2004 Hunting Act if elected and remove legal loopholes that campaigners say allow blood sports to continue under the guise of trail hunting. Convictions have fallen to historic lows, despite claims...
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The Guardian

1st November 2018

Being young, male and crossbred increases a cat’s chances of being hit by a car, according to the findings of a new paper published today. The research also indicates that cats are most likely to be involved in a collision during autumn. Road...
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RVC

31st October 2018

Review calls for reinstatement of animal welfare branch and for regulation to be given a higher priority Liberal MPs Sussan Ley and Sarah Henderson and the crossbench have vowed to keep up pressure on the government to ban live sheep exports after a...
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The Guardian

30th October 2018

I have cast my rod into the tidal current flowing around Montauk Point in New York and my lure is chugging across the surface when a bluefish swirls and fails to grab it. There is a heavier swirl. On a third appearance, the fish grabs. The hook...
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The Guardian

25th October 2018

The Bloomsbury SET, a £5 million translational research programme led by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and funded by Research England, has awarded its first tranche of grants to the total value of £1 million. The programme adopts a ‘one health...
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RVC

23rd October 2018

Animal welfare: updating the code of practice for the welfare of pigs We received 30 responses to this consultation. We’re considering these views and have been working closely with key stakeholders across the pig sector to finalise the new code....
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Gov.UK

23rd October 2018

Yok Don national park has stopped offering elephant rides and now encourages travellers to see elephants in their natural habitat Amid growing global condemnation of elephant riding as a tourist activity, Yok Don national park in southern Vietnam...
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The Guardian

23rd October 2018

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging animal lovers to pick health over looks and avoid the internet-fuelled craze for designer pets with ‘cute’, unusual or extreme features, such as English Lop rabbits, Scottish Fold cats, bubble-eye...
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BVA

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