News

17th May 2012

The UK says it will retain stricter animal testing standards than required by a new European Union Directive. The Home Office Minister, Lynne Featherstone, said that special protection for dogs cats and primates would be maintained.
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BBC News

15th May 2012

More owners of dangerous dogs will be imprisoned, under guidelines issued to judges and magistrates by the Sentencing Council.
Source:
The Guardian

15th May 2012

The welfare of animals in transport must be improved, but cutting transport time to eight hours must be supplemented by other measures, such as support for local slaughterhouses and meat processing plants, upgrading transport vehicles and full and...
Source:
European Parliament

10th May 2012

The Queen's favourite type of dog - the corgi - has seen a boost in popularity in her Diamond Jubilee year, according to the Kennel Club.
Source:
BBC 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.
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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

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