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Your victories

Read Compassion's latest supporter magazine, featuring campaign successes, updates and insights on farm animal welfare from around the world

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Your victories

Highlights from the latest Farm Animal Voice

UK live exports

UK live exports

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On 11 May 2021 the UK Government confirmed it would bring in legislation to ban the export of live animals for slaughter and fattening.

This monumental victory is thanks to the determination and commitment of Compassion supporters and other campaigners across the UK.

Animal sentience

Animal sentience

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A hard-fought, four year fight in the UK has reached a crucial milestone, with the introduction of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill.

This vital legislation will close a gap in UK law that has existed since Brexit. It will recognise that animals can think and feel, and place a duty on Governments to pay all due regard to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings.

Ending the Cage Age

Ending the Cage Age

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In April, your record-breaking, 1.4 million-signature End the Cage Age European Citizens Initiative had its hearing in the European Parliament.

The call to ban cages in farming has now received widespread support from influential scientists, major food companies, MEPs from across the political spectrum, and European Commissioners.

Inspirational education

Inspirational education

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The Humane Education Trust in South Africa has helped introduce animal care throughout the school curriculum, for 5 to 17 year olds.

In our magazine, the Trust's founder, Louise van der Merwe, explains how they use the 'Five Freedoms' for animal welfare to inspire children with a sense of justice, as well as compassion, for animals.

A year for global action

A year for global action

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In the coming months, a series of United Nations summits and conventions will shape a post-COVID roadmap, designed to save our planet, our health and biodiversity.

Any meaningful solutions must include ending factory farming. And, as a United Nations Food Systems Champion, Compassion's Global CEO, Philip Lymbery, will be taking this message right to the heart of the UN Food Systems Summit.

A bad deal for animals?

A bad deal for animals?

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A trade deal between UK and Australia seems set to break the UK Government's promises to protect animal welfare standards.

The deal could lead to quota-free, tariff-free food imports from Australia, where feedlots and barren battery cages for hens are common, and antibiotic misuse on farms is rife.

Billions of fish set to benefit

Billions of fish set to benefit

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Campaigners worldwide have sent over 425,000 emails to the five largest fish certification schemes, calling on them to introduce or improve their fish welfare requirements.

Three of the schemes have since taken steps towards supporting better animal welfare. If they make their proposed new requirements mandatory, over 4 billion fish are set to benefit. An astonishing achievement!

Brilliant animal champions

Brilliant animal champions

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Whether you want to get active or sit back and relax, there are lots of wonderful ways to fundraise for farm animals.

In this magazine, be inspired by a 'royal run', a virtual singing event, and even zoom yoga sessions (pictured) – held by Helen to fight factory farming.

You've achieved huge progress for animals – thank you!

There are so many big wins for animals in the latest Farm Animal Voice, and it's all down to the dedication and determination of compassionate people like you.

This edition features significant progress towards a Great British live exports ban, new UK legislation to recognise animals can think and feel, and support from across the political spectrum for your European campaign to End the Cage Age.

We also look ahead to a pivotal year for the environment, animals and human health – and the role I'll be proud to play, on your behalf, as a United Nations Food Systems Champion. I'll be taking your message direct to the UN Food Systems Summit: Factory farming must end – for the sake of animals, people and the planet.

THANK YOU for all you do to fight for humane, nature-positive farming. I hope you'll enjoy reading Farm Animal Voice, and here's to your next BIG WIN for farm animals!

Philip Lymbery
Global CEO, Compassion in World Farming International

June 2021

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