News

12th April 2012

Feasting on the grotesquely enlarged livers of ducks and geese is morally indefensible. Foie gras is uniquely cruel in that it is one of the few 'foods' that is produced by intentionally inflicting illness on animals.
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Politics.co.uk

11th April 2012

Puppy buyers have been given a helping hand in their search for a healthy and happy hound with the launch of the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation and RSPCA’s new Puppy Contract and Puppy Information Pack.
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British Veterinary Association

9th April 2012

The Greens are considering court action to ban jumps racing in South Australia after a horse died at the annual Easter Oakbank steeplechases on Saturday (7 April). State Greens MP Tammy Franks says advice from the Law Society and the national...
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ABC News (Australia)

8th April 2012

From Monday (9 April), Northern Ireland will be the first place in the UK where microchipping of dogs is compulsory, making it easier to identify dogs and potentially reducing the number of strays.
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BBC News

7th April 2012

Scotland’s unique linkage between pig meat production and animal welfare took another step forward this week with the approval of another two meat processing plants by the Scottish SPCA for their welfare standards.
Source:
Scotsman

4th April 2012

A protest is being staged outside Blackpool Zoo this Easter to highlight issues surrounding animal cruelty. The national day of action is targeting zoos across the country to encourage visitors to boycott attractions and spend their money elsewhere.
Source:
Blackpool Gazette

29th March 2012

Nearly six million cats and dogs in Britain are obese and many owners fail to recognise the problem in their pets, a leading veterinary charity has warned.
Source:
Daily Telegraph

29th March 2012

RSPCA inspectors were at a UK port for the first time in more than a decade to check the welfare of hundreds of calves and sheep being shipped abroad.
Source:
Farmers Guardian

26th March 2012

The Wendy’s hamburger chain has joined the ranks of foodservice providers that will require its U.S. and Canadian pork suppliers to make plans to phase out the use of gestation-sow stalls. McDonalds was the most significant company to step forward...
Source:
Pork Network

25th March 2012

UK ministers are preparing to change the law to ensure that meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law cannot be sold to unwitting members of the public.
Source:
Daily Mail

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