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News Section Icon Published 15/04/2011

Compassion objects to Welsh mega-dairy plans

Compassion in World Farming has taken another important step in our fight to stop the introduction of US-style mega-dairies to the UK, submitting a ten-page objection to a planning application for in Powys, Wales.

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News Section Icon Published 14/04/2011

Urge MEPs: vote to label meat from unstunned animals

On 19 April the European Parliament's Environment Committee will vote on an amendment which would require meat that comes from animals that have not been stunned before slaughter to be labelled "meat from slaughter without stunning".

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News Section Icon Published 01/04/2011

Bill Oddie changes his name for farm animal welfare

The TV presenter-comedian formerly known as Bill Oddie revealed on 1st April that he had changed his name to William Free-Range-Oddie. While legally, this isn't strictly true, Bill's motivation for taking part in the April Fool comes from the…

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News Section Icon Published 30/03/2011

Breakdown of EU talks on cloning

Dramatically, weeks of talks between the European Parliament and the EU Agriculture Council on cloning animals for meat and milk broke down in the early hours of 29th March 2011.

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News Section Icon Published 18/03/2011

UK Government opposes ban on cloned meat and milk

UK leads opposition to European Parliament's proposed ban on sale of meat and milk from clones and their offspring.

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News Section Icon Published 15/03/2011

Council cull cows

Wrexham Council shot dead 30 apparently healthy cows last week in Chirk, North Wales. The exact reasons for the cull remain unclear, though it is said to have been done in the interests of the animals' welfare.

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News Section Icon Published 11/03/2011

Chickens Feel Empathy

The University of Bristol's Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group has unveiled research that shows chickens feel empathy.

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News Section Icon Published 11/03/2011

Florida to ban farm photography?

Senator Norman of Florida State wants to make it a criminal offence to record footage of a "farm or other property where legitimate agricultural operations are being conducted without the consent of the owner".

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News Section Icon Published 09/03/2011

Nocton dairies - an epilogue

News that Nocton Dairies' pipeline and reservoir applications were both refused by North Kesteven District Council has dealt a final blow to plans for a mega-dairy in Lincolnshire.

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News Section Icon Published 23/02/2011

EU ministers defend the battery cage ban

On 21 February 2011 at a meeting of the EU Agriculture Council, the majority of EU ministers rejected a postponement. The UK was amongst the governments who called for the ban to come into force on 1 January 2012 without delay.

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