British faith leaders call for clearer meat labelling
(12/05/2014)

Jewish and Muslim leaders sent a joint letter to the Daily Telegraph in which they call for “comprehensive labelling” on meat, saying that this “should be supported by faith communities and animal welfare groups alike”.

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McDonald’s moves away from sow stalls in South America
(23/04/2014)

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. – the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean – announced that it will require its pork suppliers to submit documented plans within two years to limit the use of sow stalls.

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Sonny Richichi is the new President of the Italian Horse Protection association (IHP)
(17/04/2014)

During the Board meeting of 6 April 2014, Sonny Richichi was appointed as the new President of the Italian Horse Protection association (IHP)

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Killing of Romanian dogs: AWAT protest to Ambassador
(10/04/2014)

On 9 April a letter was sent by the AnimalWelfareAndTrade director, Adolfo Sansolini, to the Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom, Mr Ion Jinga, to protest against the treatment of dogs in Romania

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8hours website erased
(08/04/2014)

Very sadly, the content of the 8hours.eu website has been removed, so all the links to 8hours pages that were present in articles published on the AWAT website are now re-directed to this page.

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Noah: the animal-friendly blockbuster
(08/04/2014)

Noah: the animal-friendly blockbuster
Surely Noah is one of the biblical figures that most people would associate with animal protection. According to the Book of Genesis, he was a righteous man among a deeply sinful humanity…

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Japan’s ‘research whaling’ stopped by UN Court of Justice
(01/04/2014)

The ICJ has ruled that the current Southern Ocean whaling activities conducted by Japan are in breach of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling and should therefore be ended.

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Taiwan launches new guidelines for welfare in egg production
(26/03/2014)

At the end of January 2014, the Council of Agriculture of Taiwan launched new guidelines to promote animal welfare in the egg industry.

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Animal Welfare: Videos prove abuse of dogs by Bucharest veterinary authority
(25/03/2014)

Videos prove abuse of dogs by Bucharest veterinary authority
Employees of the veterinary authority in charge of the management of stray dogs in Bucharest broke into two facilities that belong to animal welfare NGOs and took away the dogs kept there…

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Kentucky becomes the eighth US state to ban veal crates
(17/03/2014)

The Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission has issued rules that will prohibit the confinement of calves used for veal in crates so small, the animals are largely immobilised for their short lives.

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