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News Section Icon Published 08/10/2009


Following this week's Food Standards Agency (FSA) findings that two thirds of uncooked chicken on sale in supermarkets and butchers were infected with the food bug Campylobacter, public concern is understandable.

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News Section Icon Published 06/10/2009


Otoz Animal is a leading Polish animal welfare organisation. Together with Straż dla Zwierząt they visited a dairy farm in Janowice in Northern Poland and discovered cows that were underfed, exhausted, and suffered from poor welfare conditions.

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News Section Icon Published 01/10/2009

RSPCA increases outdoor stocking for laying hens

In a bid to meet the rising demand for British free-range eggs, RSPCA Freedom Food has announced an increase in the maximum outdoor stocking density of free-range laying hens.

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News Section Icon Published 01/10/2009

Government ignore animal welfare in future of farming vision

Defra is in the process of developing a vision and strategic objectives for the future of our food system. This is clearly a crucial piece of work which is likely to shape government food policy for years to come.

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News Section Icon Published 25/09/2009

Joint venture to lobby for better animal welfare

Compassion in World Farming has joined forces with other leading animal groups to maximise the pressure on MPs and MEPs across the parties in the UK and the EU.

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News Section Icon Published 23/09/2009

Honest labels for Tesco and Morrisons

Shadow Environment Secretary, Nick Herbert MP said Tesco and Morrisons have pledged to spell out the origin of meat on their labels following the Tories' Honest Food Campaign.

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News Section Icon Published 21/09/2009

Increased demand for Halal meat raises welfare issues

The Guardian's article, Halal food no longer a minority taste, by Huma Qureshi and Rebecca Smithers (published on 19.09.09) raises the issue of Halal slaughter methods in today's more welfare-conscious society.

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News Section Icon Published 16/09/2009

Marcus the sheep sent to slaughter

The sheep, named Marcus, reared by pupils of Lydd Primary School in Kent, has been sent to slaughter despite calls for a reprieve. The primary school's council voted to slaughter the sheep and sell his meat to buy other animals.

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News Section Icon Published 14/09/2009

ECJ: Greek government failed to enforce welfare laws

On the 10th of September the European Court of Justice ruled in a case brought by the European Commission against the Greek government that alleged Greece had failed to enforce the EU Transport and Slaughter Directives.

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News Section Icon Published 07/09/2009

US Investigation reveals suffering of day old chicks

A new and shocking investigation by US organisation Mercy For Animals has yet again highlighted the suffering of young chicks being hatched for egg producing hens.

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