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News Section Icon Published 19/08/2008

Chickens, Globalisation & the Forest King

by Joyce D'Silva

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News Section Icon Published 07/08/2008

HIGHER WELFARE CHICKEN SALES CONTINUE TO SOAR

The welfare of chickens continues to be at the forefront of shoppers' minds, as Sainsbury's report increasing sales of higher welfare chicken. Sainsbury's has announced a 60% growth in higher welfare chicken and thus doubled its range this week.

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News Section Icon Published 01/08/2008

Europe agrees: cloning is bad news

Cloning is bad for animals. We have long been saying this and now the European Food Safety Authority have agreed in their latest scientific opinion on cloning that cloning entails severe health and welfare problems.

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News Section Icon Published 18/07/2008

TB spreads to the Netherlands

Plea to end the calf export trade as tuberculosis spreads from a British farm to Europe.

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News Section Icon Published 07/07/2008

Report questions the need for sheep mutilations

The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) has issued a new report saying that "castration and tail docking of lambs are mutilations which should not be undertaken without strong justification."

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News Section Icon Published 01/07/2008

Hellmann's UK goes free-range

In a groundbreaking move, Hellmann's UK has gone free-range on all mayonnaise.

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News Section Icon Published 27/06/2008

Chicken welfare dominates Tesco AGM

On Friday 27 June, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall took his campaign for a free-range future to the heart of Tesco plc. Supported by Compassion in World Farming, Hugh recruited over 100 Tesco shareholders and submitted a resolution for Tesco's AGM.

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News Section Icon Published 05/06/2008

Talk pushes alternatives to cuts and crates for pigs

In a series of workshops for the European Pig Producers Congress 2008, Phil Brooke, Welfare Development Manager for Compassion in World Farming argues that pig farming needs to move away from 'cuts and crates.'

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News Section Icon Published 05/06/2008

Consumers at risk from "chemical chicken" imports

The Food Standards Agency must stop imports from US chickens now that three cases of an MRSA strain previously only found in farm animals have been identified in humans.

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News Section Icon Published 04/06/2008

Government must address potential avian flu crisis

The latest outbreak of Avian Influenza in a poultry flock in Banbury, Oxford is an acute reminder that the threat of a major pandemic is not far away.

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