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News Section Icon Published 30/09/2010

30,000 hens to be released from cages by British caterer

Compassion is celebrating after the announcement that one of the UK's largest catering companies, Westbury Street Holdings, is to switch to using solely RSPCA Freedom Food free-range eggs from 4 October 2010.

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News Section Icon Published 24/09/2010

Unstunned Halal and Kosher Meat

Compassion in World Farming is calling on the UK Government to ensure that unstunned Halal and Kosher meat is not distributed to the wider communities and for greater transparency in terms of labelling.

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News Section Icon Published 24/09/2010

Antibiotic-resistant E. coli & salmonella on UK farms

Scientists speaking at a conference yesterday revealed shocking new levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in intensively reared farm animals that have the potential to spread to humans.

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News Section Icon Published 23/09/2010

Taxpayers' money could be used to fund 'mega-dairy'

Compassion in World Farming reveals today that those behind the proposed 'mega-dairy' farm in Lincolnshire have applied for public money and stated that without it, both animal welfare and environmental standards on the farm will be lowered.

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News Section Icon Published 21/09/2010

Beef, Bread and Water lecture

Over 400 people crowded into Savoy Place in London on Monday 20 September 2010 to hear global farming and food experts debate key issues surrounding farming, the environment, water scarcity, food security and animal welfare.

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News Section Icon Published 17/09/2010

Could cloned food be in our shops in two years?

In the Daily Mail article, 'Clone food in all our shops within 2 years' (Daily Mail, 16th September) the Food Standards Agency said that because of the difficulty in tracing cloned animals, it is impossible to halt the spread of cloning.

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News Section Icon Published 13/09/2010

"Big agriculture is the only option..."

Jay Rayner's article in the Observer, "Big agriculture is the only option to stop the world going hungry", reports that the dairy farmers the author has spoken to do not see animal welfare as an issue in the kind of "super-dairy" proposed at…

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News Section Icon Published 08/09/2010

Compassion praises Monbiot

George Monbiot's article in The Guardian on modern farming systems should be applauded for two key reasons.

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News Section Icon Published 07/09/2010

FAWC undermine own 'five freedoms' for dairy cows

Compassion in World Farming strongly disagrees with the recent assertion by the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) suggesting that dairy cows housed all year round with little or no access to grazing or kept in large herds can have satisfactory…

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News Section Icon Published 03/09/2010

Comment on the surge in meat prices worldwide

In response to the surge in meat prices raising fear of food inflation, reported widely in the media today- Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming, said:

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