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News Section Icon Published 18/12/2009

Thousands of animals drown as cargo ship sinks

A ship transporting thousands of livestock from Uruguay to Syria has sunk off the Lebanon coast, highlighting this unnecessary and cruel trade.

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News Section Icon Published 17/12/2009

DEFRA acts on chicken welfare

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced new rules on the amount of chickens that can be kept per square metre. Such space allowances are always measured in kilograms of chicken per square metre.

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News Section Icon Published 16/12/2009


The Connaught Hotel admits confusion over Dutch veal

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News Section Icon Published 14/12/2009

Government report: eat less meat-tackle climate change

With almost a fifth of the world's total manmade greenhouse gas emissions originating from livestock, & factory farming being the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet, Compassion has long called for a reduction in meat and dairy…

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News Section Icon Published 11/12/2009

EU labelling should focus on method of production

A new voluntary code of practice for labelling pork products is to be drawn up by Defra over so-called 'British' meat and aims to ensure packaging clearly displays the origin of the meat before processing.

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News Section Icon Published 10/12/2009

Science backs the beak trimming ban

A new report from Compassion in World Farming calls for an end to the beak trimming of laying hens and provides strong scientific evidence for why the UK ban on this mutilation should go ahead in 2011.

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News Section Icon Published 01/12/2009

The Lisbon Treaty: recognising animal sentience

"A sentient animal is one for whom feelings matter" John Webster, Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol

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News Section Icon Published 01/12/2009


A parliamentary motion calling for the UK Government to improve the welfare of chickens has reached a top five position out of over 2400 tabled motions.

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