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News Section Icon Published 04/09/2009

Chicken Out! Tour on the Home Straight

Throughout August and September the Chicken Out! tour has been visiting towns and cities in the UK to highlight the unacceptable practice of the intensive factory farming of chickens and to encourage consumers to choose higher welfare standards.

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News Section Icon Published 02/09/2009

CIWF supports Animal Aid exposé of Slaughterhouses

The suffering exposed by the Animal Aid investigation filming (August 2009) is not confined to a few UK slaughterhouses. Serious deficiencies in slaughter practice have been documented in a number of EU countries.

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News Section Icon Published 26/08/2009


Compassion in World Farming is celebrating the UK's leading grocery retail magazine - the Grocer - for listing eggs from cage hens as 'extinct.'

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News Section Icon Published 25/08/2009

It's time to face the facts:

Compassion in World Farming has long argued that factory farming of animals cannot feed the world. Programmes such as The Future of Food (BBC 2, August 09) echo our arguments. As the programme said: "The food chain is fit to break."

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News Section Icon Published 25/08/2009


The UK Government is set to lower chicken welfare standards despite soaring sales of higher welfare, major shifts in retailer policies and high-profile chicken campaigning.

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News Section Icon Published 21/08/2009

Time magazine's great exposé on American food

On 21 August, we read a fantastic article in Time magazine headed 'America's Food Crisis and How to Fix It.' It shows how the current American farm and food system is contributing to human ill-health, devastating resources & causing animal…

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News Section Icon Published 05/08/2009

Chicken Out! launches 39 day campaign

Chicken Out! is taking its campaign to the next level. Led by River Cottage Chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the Chicken Out! campaign will tell the 39 day life story of an intensively reared meat chicken.

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News Section Icon Published 03/08/2009

Organic is better for the animals - and for you, too

A Food Standard Authority's study claims organic is not healthier than conventionally produced food, failing to take into account the huge benefits organic standards have for farm animals, the environment and people.

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News Section Icon Published 28/07/2009

Compassion slams decision to delay sheep mulesing ban

Compassion in World Farming is deeply disappointed by the decision of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to abandon its commitment to phase out mulesing by 2010.

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News Section Icon Published 22/07/2009

CIWF supports campaign against live piglet import

Compassion in World Farming welcomes the National Pig Association's campaign to prevent a trade in imported piglets which threatens to bring diseases such as MRSA from Belgium into the country.

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