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19th June 2019

It is often said that UK farming has the highest animal welfare standards in the world [1-3], and yet animal welfare is the top concern amongst many UK shoppers. Why are citizens concerned, if British legislation on farm animal welfare is considered...
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The Pig Site

18th June 2019

  Survey shows over 95 percent of UK Islamic scholars indicated that pre-slaughter stunning would be halal-compliant if it could be shown that the procedure did not result in instantaneous death.   Halal meat is that which is deemed...
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Veterinary Practice

17th June 2019

Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research by the University of Bristol has explored the factors that influence how...
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University of Bristol

13th June 2019

Urgent action needed as Tesco spends more than £370 million on intensively reared chicken meat each year, causing suffering to potentially millions of birds. We're handing over 350,000 signatures to Tesco bosses at its AGM today, demanding that the...
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RSPCA

13th June 2019

An eminent American professor of large animal medicine has warned the UK not to dilute its high animal welfare standards for future trade deals with the US. Jim Reynolds, a Professor of Large Animal Medicine and Welfare at Western University of...
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BVA

11th June 2019

Ahead of the 2019 Cage Free Egg China Summit in Shanghai, we investigate China’s transition to cage-free egg production. There is growing demand from Chinese consumers and companies for cage-free eggs. Public surveys show widespread support for a...
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The Poultry Site

11th June 2019

131 people were given advice during the five-day event, down from 198 last year and the lowest figure since 2010. The number of warnings was also down to 5, from last year's 14. The fair ran between 6 and 10 June in the Cumbrian town Our Chief...
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RSPCA

10th June 2019

This letter from the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) advises government on the recognition of animal sentience in UK law.
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GOV.UK

10th June 2019

  We're urging pet owners to act now if they want to avoid being turned back at the border when travelling to the EU later this year with their cat or dog. As the Government warns that pet passports could take four months to be processed if the UK...
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RSPCA

8th June 2019

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill comes into force today (8 June) to protect service animals such as police dogs and horses.   New legislation to protect service animals such as police dogs and horses will come into force today (Saturday 8...
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GOV.UK

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