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News Section Icon Published 24/12/2010

Live exports from Dover resume

The UK's sheep industry has taken a huge step backward regarding animal welfare. Live exports of sheep from the UK have resumed after many months.

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News Section Icon Published 23/12/2010

Support increases for Nocton plans to be called in

Compassion in World Farming can reveal that a group of nine MPs has written to Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government to request that he calls-in the planning application for a 3,700 cow 'mega-dairy'

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News Section Icon Published 21/12/2010

MEPs strongly support the battery cage ban

Compassion is delighted to learn that the vast majority of MEPs strongly support the battery cage ban, which is due to come into force on 1 January 2012.

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News Section Icon Published 17/12/2010

Compassion opposes vacuum slaughter method

The coalition is concerned that a new slaughter method being considered in the US, which uses a vacuum to stun animals before slaughter, has not been fully investigated.

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News Section Icon Published 17/12/2010

MPs vote on beak trimming ban

Following the concerns of MPs John McDonnell, Sheila Gilmore and Mary Glindon, the House of Commons took a vote on whether the legislation to postpone the ban on beak trimming should come into force or not.

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News Section Icon Published 16/12/2010

An ethical Christmas feast

Around ten million turkeys will be consumed in the UK over the Christmas period. For most families in the UK, a turkey will be the centrepiece of their Christmas dinner. Smoked salmon is also a traditional favourite at this time of year.

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News Section Icon Published 16/12/2010

European Declaration: alternatives to pig castration

Compassion in World Farming is delighted that the European Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the European Council have published the European Declaration on alternatives to surgical castration of pigs.

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News Section Icon Published 14/12/2010

Nocton: The Countdown Begins

The clock is now ticking for local residents, consulting organisations and the concerned public to submit objections to Nocton's 'mega-dairy'.

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News Section Icon Published 14/12/2010

Hens at breaking point

The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) today released their assessment of the causes of osteoporosis and bone fractures in laying hens.

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News Section Icon Published 13/12/2010

Last minute chance to change beak trimming law

Late last week we had some exciting news - that there has been an unexpected opportunity to influence the new law on beak trimming of egg laying hens.

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