News

8th May 2012

US - Safeway Inc. has announced that it will begin formulating plans to have a gestation stall-free supply chain.
Source:
The Pig Site

5th May 2012

A leading vet has criticised the "unacceptable" rise in the number of animals killed in ritual slaughter.
Source:
BBC News

4th May 2012

Canada's coffee and doughnut king is moving forcefully on the animal welfare front. Tim Hortons Inc. said today it wants its pork and egg suppliers to end what are known as gestation stalls for sows and provide better conditions for hens.
Source:
CTV News

1st May 2012

Britain's largest food label, the Red Tractor, lays down the lowest animal welfare standards of any quality mark, and shoppers should look for kinder schemes, according to new research.
Source:
The Independent

26th April 2012

US - Burger King Corp. announced that it will eliminate the practices of confining breeding pigs in gestation crates and egg-laying hens in battery cages from its US supply chain, a move supported by The Humane Society of the United States.
Source:
The Pig Site

24th April 2012

A Norfolk pig farm at the centre of animal cruelty allegations has been suspended from the RSPCA's Freedom Food scheme.
Source:
Farmers Weekly

24th April 2012

A huge rise in the number of pet owners convicted of animal cruelty is pushing the RSPCA to “breaking point”, the charity said. Convictions under the Animal Welfare Act rose by nearly a quarter last year, according to figures from the RSPCA.
Source:
The Independent

23rd April 2012

Sainsbury’s will be introducing a “unique” Cost of Production (COP) model from 1 May that is designed to reward Sainsbury’s Dairy Development Group (SDDG) farmers for “outstanding animal welfare and environmental standards”.
Source:
Talking Retail

23rd April 2012

The Government was today accused of failing to crack down on attacks by dangerous dogs, after it unveiled measures which critics said were "just tinkering around the edges" of the problem.
Source:
The Independent

21st April 2012

Compulsory microchips for dogs are to be introduced in England, under plans expected to be announced on Monday.
Source:
BBC News

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