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News Section Icon Published 11/04/2008

Australia: Support for end to painful mulesing

Mulesing is a painful operation which involves cutting away areas of wrinkled skin from sheep in order to prevent flies from landing on the sheep and laying their eggs in the folds of skin. This is called "flystrike" in the farming industry.

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News Section Icon Published 28/03/2008

Complaint filed against pig ad

The British pig industry is using a new ad claiming that "British pig farms have very high welfare standards." We believe this is inaccurate and misleading and so we have made a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.

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News Section Icon Published 20/03/2008

Spanish Transport Complaint

Compassion in World Farming and Animals' Angels have logged a formal complaint to the European Commission after discovering that the Spanish authorities are turning a blind eye to animals travelling long and illegal journeys.

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News Section Icon Published 06/03/2008

Pig farmers call for more money from supermarkets

Hundreds of pig farmers attended a rally in London to campaign for fair prices from supermarkets. Compassion joined the farmers in support of their campaign, but also to urge them to see free-range and higher welfare as the way to save British…

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News Section Icon Published 06/03/2008

Public auction of clone offspring cancelled

Famous dairy cows, Dundee Paradise and Dundee Paratrooper, were due to be sold at public auction on 5 March;

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News Section Icon Published 28/02/2008

Free-range chicken sales make front page news

The welfare of chickens continues to be front page news as consumers become increasingly concerned about how standard chickens are raised.

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News Section Icon Published 19/02/2008

Slaughter of sick & injured animals threaten food chain

The news that 65,000 tonnes of US beef has been recalled echoes a widespread problem across Europe of sick and injured animals slaughtered for food.

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News Section Icon Published 15/02/2008

Magistrate proves cruelty in Australia's export trade

In a landmark animal cruelty trial a Perth (Western Australia) court has upheld charges of cruelty in an export of live sheep by sea from Australia to the Middle East.

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News Section Icon Published 12/02/2008

Handle with Care campaign launched

Compassion in World Farming is playing a leading role in the 'Handle with Care' global campaign to stop the long distance transport of animals for slaughter.

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News Section Icon Published 08/02/2008

Disgust as Tesco sells chicken for £1.99

'Going cheap hurts chickens' was the strong message Compassion in World Farming took to a London Tesco store on Friday 8 February 2008.

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