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27 August 2014
Australian RSPCA Calls for Mandatory Reporting of Animal Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA in Australia is calling for legislative change to introduce mandatory reporting of animal cruelty by those who, by virtue of their job, are expected to have an understanding...
25 August 2014
Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
13 August 2014
New Agency to Safeguard Animal Plant Health
UK - A combined agency is to start work this autumn in the UK to ensure the government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases....
Odisha to Set Up Veterinary University
INDIA - Looking at the growing importance of education in agriculture sector in the state, Odisha will be setting up a new veterinary university and second agriculture university....
08 August 2014
Dry Summer Will Help Fluke Picture Not Cure It
UK – Recent dry weather should lead to a reduction in liver fluke cases but stock keepers should not lower their guard, a leading livestock researcher has told farmers....
31 July 2014
Shoppers Get There Opinions On Farming From Welfare Groups
US - A new consumer survey by Purdue University shows many consumers gain knowledge of livestock and poultry welfare from animal rights organisations. ...
More Government Inspections of UK Farm Animal Welfare
UK - More farms were inspected in the UK in 2013 by the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA)to assess animal welfare than the year before....
New Livestock Land Transport Laws Come into Force
AUSTRALIA - The six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday....
28 July 2014
Blue Tongue Outbreak in Greece
GREECE - A total of 80 outbreaks of Blue Tongue disease have been reported in Greeceover the last two months....
22 July 2014
Guidelines For Wool Sheep Welfare
GLOBAL - Animal welfare and caring for the environment are increasingly important elements in areas relating to Corporate Social Responsibility, writes the International Wool Textile Organisation....
18 July 2014
Expert Animal Welfare Visit For Lancashire Plant
UK - Leading meat processor Dunbia has hosted a visit by world renowned animal behaviour and welfare expert Dr Temple Grandin PhD at their Sawley plant....
11 July 2014
RSPCA Investigate Alleged Sheep Cruelty in Shearing Sheds
AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA in Australia has launched an investigation into cruelty complaints from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) regarding the alleged ill treatment of sheep during...
10 July 2014
Whole Animal Approach Propels New Thinking in Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing insights from philosophy...
04 July 2014
Maedi Visna (MV) – Is the Sheep Industry Listening?
UK - Vets from Scotland’s Rural College are appealing to sheep farmers across the UK to be alert to an increasing threat from Maedi Visna (MV); an incurable viral disease of sheep....
02 July 2014
Sheep's Early Life Experiences Can Shape Behavior in Later Life
UK - New research has found that a sheep's experiences soon after birth can shape its later behaviour and also that of its offspring....
01 July 2014
Sheep Killed in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND – a number of sheep have been reported killed near Oamaru, just one week after nearly 200 were slaughtered at a nearby property in North Otago....
How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals...
30 June 2014
Sheep Killed by Train
INDIA - At least 350 sheep were killed by a train in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh last week....
Researchers Develop Genetic Control for Blowfly
US - Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique to control populations of the Australian sheep blowfly – a major livestock pest in Australia and New Zealand...
18 June 2014
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS - Animal Welfare to be New Moral Trade Barrier
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare issues could become a new trade barrier following a landmark ruling by the World Trade Organisation, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
11 June 2014
Positive Response to Non-stun Slaughter Petition
UK - The campaign to end non-stun slaughter in the UK and provide consumers with better information about the welfare of animals at slaughter has received a positive response from Government...
09 June 2014
Flock Science Day
UK - Sheep producers will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the benefits of using data on farm, at an RASE and Royal Agricultural University organised event on 25th June 2014 at Manor...
14 May 2014
Poor Information on Halal Confusing Consumers
UK - The practice of not stunning animals before slaughter is not common, even in meat intended for the halal market, the National Sheep Association (NSA) says....
Halal Labelling Will Not Help Animal Welfare
UK – Calls in the UK to label meat products with information about animal welfare at slaughter must not be hijacked by prejudice, according to the British Veterinary Association....
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