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News Section Icon Published 23/02/2011

EU ministers defend the battery cage ban

On 21 February 2011 at a meeting of the EU Agriculture Council, the majority of EU ministers rejected a postponement. The UK was amongst the governments who called for the ban to come into force on 1 January 2012 without delay.

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News Section Icon Published 16/02/2011

Compassion celebrates "Cows Belong In Fields" success

On 16th February 2011, Nocton Dairies withdrew its controversial plans for a "mega-dairy" in Nocton, Lincolnshire.

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News Section Icon Published 15/02/2011

Charities join forces to oppose Nocton

A powerful alliance of well-known charities and NGOs join forces to oppose plans for a 'mega-dairy' in Lincolnshire

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News Section Icon Published 08/02/2011


It has been reported by Sky News that a farmer who supplies free range ducks to Waitrose recruited a temporary contract team in his absence through ill health to manage the catching of the ducks.

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News Section Icon Published 07/02/2011

Campaign to change law for hens in Washington State

Compassion in World Farming is delighted to support a new campaign to outlaw barren battery cages in the US state of Washington.

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News Section Icon Published 03/02/2011

Help pigs in Europe

Compassion is supporting an event at the European Parliament in Brussels to push MEPs and other policymakers from the European Commission and Council to pledge to improve the sustainability of pork production.

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News Section Icon Published 02/02/2011

Vaccination - a glimmer of hope in South Korea?

Compassion in World Farming was horrified to hear of the live burial of pigs in South Korea in response to foot and mouth disease (FMD). Our supporters and other animal groups are urging officials to ensure that only humane killing methods are…

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News Section Icon Published 01/02/2011

Nocton Dairies submit additional documents

Nocton Dairies submitted its revised planning application for a 3,700 cow 'mega-dairy' on 17th November, 2010. Compassion in World Farming vigorously opposes these plans due to animal welfare and environmental concerns.

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