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News Section Icon Published 28/03/2014

Rising cost of food due to factory farming

A recent Channel 4 programme, Food Prices: The Shocking Truth, explored the link between rising food costs and the reliance of the current farming model on fuel, fertiliser and animal feed.

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News Section Icon Published 28/03/2014

Making farming a family matter

Since the dawn of time, people have cultivated the earth to nourish their families and communities. And right now, these small-scale farmers are firmly in the spotlight – that’s because 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming.

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News Section Icon Published 28/03/2014

Food label confusion

A recent episode of BBC programme, Rip Off Britain, focussed on how much consumers know about food quality schemes, for example Red Tractor or RSPCA Freedom Food, and whether the schemes live up to the promises they make.

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News Section Icon Published 24/03/2014

475,576 people demand protection for EU pigs

Today, (24th March 2014) Compassion handed in the signatures of an incredible 475,576 concerned EU citizens who are calling on EU Agriculture Ministers to ensure laws are enforced to protect pigs.

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News Section Icon Published 17/03/2014

Ten-year-old Lucy takes on factory farming

My name is Lucy and I am 10 years old. A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to Compassion about how I felt when I saw a picture of hundreds of pigs cooped up in pens. To my excitement, I received a letter back asking if I wanted to write a guest…

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News Section Icon Published 11/03/2014

UN expert wants re-think of food system

The UN's expert on the right to food has highlighted the folly of factory farming in his final speech before stepping down, stressing the damage it does to our health and the environment.

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News Section Icon Published 10/03/2014

Live animal exports resume from Ramsgate

We are astounded to learn that live farm animal exports resume from Ramsgate, Kent today (10th March 2014).

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News Section Icon Published 10/03/2014

Giant inflatable pig brings hope to Europe's pigs

'Hope', our giant inflatable pig, the size of a double decker bus, is being taken on a tour of Europe to bring attention to the plight of pigs in countries where they are suffering in illegal and inhumane conditions.

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News Section Icon Published 07/03/2014

Canada to phase out sow stalls

This week, Canada voted to phase out the cruel and outdated practice of keeping pregnant pigs in stalls (called gestation crates in North America). This decision will improve the lives of 1.4million sows every year.

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News Section Icon Published 06/03/2014

President of BVA says stop slaughter without stunning

Compassion in World Farming agrees with John Blackwell, the President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), that animals should be stunned before slaughter to prevent suffering.

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