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Published 24.12.10

Live exports from Dover resume

The UK's sheep industry has taken a huge step backward regarding animal welfare. Live exports of sheep from the UK have resumed after many months.

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Published 23.12.10

Support increases for Nocton plans to be called in

Compassion in World Farming can reveal that a group of nine MPs has written to Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government to request that he calls-in the planning application for a 3,700 cow 'mega-dairy'

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Published 21.12.10

MEPs strongly support the battery cage ban

Compassion is delighted to learn that the vast majority of MEPs strongly support the battery cage ban, which is due to come into force on 1 January 2012.

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Published 17.12.10

Compassion opposes vacuum slaughter method

The coalition is concerned that a new slaughter method being considered in the US, which uses a vacuum to stun animals before slaughter, has not been fully investigated.

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Published 17.12.10

MPs vote on beak trimming ban

Following the concerns of MPs John McDonnell, Sheila Gilmore and Mary Glindon, the House of Commons took a vote on whether the legislation to postpone the ban on beak trimming should come into force or not.

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Published 16.12.10

An ethical Christmas feast

Around ten million turkeys will be consumed in the UK over the Christmas period. For most families in the UK, a turkey will be the centrepiece of their Christmas dinner. Smoked salmon is also a traditional favourite at this time of year.

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Published 16.12.10

European Declaration: alternatives to pig castration

Compassion in World Farming is delighted that the European Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the European Council have published the European Declaration on alternatives to surgical castration of pigs.

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Published 14.12.10

Nocton: The Countdown Begins

The clock is now ticking for local residents, consulting organisations and the concerned public to submit objections to Nocton's 'mega-dairy'.

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Published 14.12.10

Hens at breaking point

The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) today released their assessment of the causes of osteoporosis and bone fractures in laying hens.

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Published 13.12.10

Last minute chance to change beak trimming law

Late last week we had some exciting news - that there has been an unexpected opportunity to influence the new law on beak trimming of egg laying hens.

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