Meat producers lose corporate ‘free-speech’ case
(04/08/2014)

Meat producers lose corporate ‘free-speech’ case
Defeat of North American meat producers in their challenge to the USDA labelling rules that make it compulsory to show where animals are born, raised and slaughtered…

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Expo Agrofuturo
(23/07/2014)

Expo Agrofuturo is the most important academic and business event for the agricultural sector in Colombia. I have gladly accepted their invitation to speak on 4 September on ‘Opportunities for livestock profitability through animal welfare’.
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Study on the welfare of dogs and cats in the EU
(14/07/2014)

The Directorate-General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission (DG SANCO) recently launched a study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices in the EU Member States. Inputs can be sent until the end of July 2014.

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What rights for humans and other animals?
(11/07/2014)

Alasdair Cochrane, Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Sheffield, is among the BBC’s New Generation Thinkers 2014. His research is “an analysis of animal rights and how international politics might take animals into consideration when producing new policies”.

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Pensioners and hens team up in England
(09/07/2014)

Pensioners and hens team up in England
We know how awful the life of a hen can be if she is kept in a cage, whether a ‘conventional’ or ‘enriched’ one. How sad the life of elderly people in care homes can be…

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Romania: application norms of the ‘killing law’ are suspended
(25/06/2014)

Romania: application norms of the ‘killing law’ are suspended
The Bucharest Court of Appeal has accepted the validity of the legal complaint presented by VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS, and consequently suspended the application…

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New study on anxiety in crayfish
(13/06/2014)

A new study says that crayfish may have the ability to suffer anxiety, to experience pain or pleasure, and to adapt their behaviour to a changing environment.

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British government in denial over non-stun slaughter
(11/06/2014)

The British Government answered to the petition calling for an end to slaughter without stunning, falling short of taking the signatories’ concerns seriously.

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Arm-wrestling on chicken welfare in the USA
(03/06/2014)

The National Catholic Reporter published an interesting article on the poultry industry in the USA and its attempts to influence the US Congress’s agenda

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Chiapas prohibits the use of animals in circuses
(20/05/2014)

On 15 May Chiapas became the sixth Mexican state to prohibit the use of animals in circuses after Querétaro, Morelos, Colima, Guerrero and Chihuahua. Chiapas is the largest state so far to do so.

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