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14th June 2012

Animal welfare groups are calling for the branding of Exmoor ponies to be stopped. A Cornish vet, the RSPCA, British Horse Society and World Horse Welfare are among those who claim the practice of branding animals with up to seven hot irons is...
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BBC News

13th June 2012

An animal rights charity says it is deeply concerned about plans to use animals in the Olympic opening ceremony on 27 July. Horses, cows, sheep and ducks are among the livestock that will feature in director Danny Boyle's production.
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BBC News

11th June 2012

The European commission says it agrees on the need to review EU legislation on long-distance transport of animals to slaughter. EU health commissioner John Dalli said he endorsed calls by welfare groups that the present transport regulation must be...
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TheParliament.com

10th June 2012

Building ever bigger pig farms in the UK, like Foston in Derbyshire, to compete with cheap imports, as suggested by the president of the National Farmers Union, Peter Kendall (The future of food is in super farms, says NFU leader, 6 June), is to...
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The Guardian

9th June 2012

The horse's name is Nitro Active. He was bred for speed. This great-great-grandson of the legendary Secretariat had won nearly $200,000 in prize money at tracks around Southern California. It had been a modestly successful racing career, but by...
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CNN

8th June 2012

Blog by Marian Stamp Dawkins: When I visited Malaysia a few years ago, one of my hosts took me aside after a talk I had just given and told me very courteously that I needed to realize one of the enormous cultural differences that existed between...
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The Huffington Post

8th June 2012

Welcome to Farmers Weekly's Stamp Out Lameness campaign in association with the National Sheep Association. Together with key industry partners, Marks and Spencer and MSD Animal Health, we are launching this campaign to address an ongoing problem in...
Source:
Farmers Weekly

7th June 2012

Michelle Thew recently wrote a piece for The Huffington Post on the use of stray or feral animals in medical research labs. Unfortunately, the article was missing vital information that may change the way that readers understand the issue. Ms Thew...
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The Huffington Post

5th June 2012

The president of the National Farmers Union believes the UK needs more and bigger "super farms" to keep food prices from rising too high and to maintain high animal welfare standards.
Source:
The Guardian

4th June 2012

A new animal welfare tool is being launched in a bid to give greater clarity in assessing the welfare of dairy cows. The standardised system of direct observation of animal wellbeing could eventually be incorporated into the Red Tractor scheme to...
Source:
Farmers Guardian

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