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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Animal Welfare: Top British vet calls for reform of kosher and halal slaughter
(06/03/2014)

Top British vet calls for reform of kosher and halal slaughter
A total ban on killing animals without stunning them first might not be far off if religious groups cannot agree a more humane way of slaughter soon, a top British vet said…

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Free online farm animal welfare course (in Spanish).
(17/02/2014)

Online farm animal welfare course
A free online course on farm animal welfare (in Spanish) organised by the Latin American offices of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) will take place from 5 May to 13 July 2014…

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British egg industry calls for better labelling of egg products
(13/02/2014)

The British Egg Industry called for mandatory labelling that indicates both the production method and country of origin on food products containing mostly egg.

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USDA closes calf slaughter plant in New Jersey, USA
(12/02/2014)

USDA closes calf slaughter plant in New Jersey, USA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reacted strongly to a complaint filed by The Humane Society of the United States: a calf slaughter plant is to suspend its operations…

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Shelter Quality protocol published
(06/02/2014)

An innovative protocol for the welfare assessment of sheltered dogs, named Shelter Quality, has been published.

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Dead-end genetics: why the chicken industry needs a new roadmap
(22/01/2014)

Table chickens today have been redesigned from the genetics up to serve the purposes of industrial agriculture. As with genetically modified crops, chicken genetics are controlled by a few companies.

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Belgian parliament prohibits the use of wild animals in circuses
(23/12/2013)

On 18 December 2013 in Brussels, with 127 votes in favour, 3 against and 11 abstentions, the Belgian Parliament approved the bill tabled by Minister Laurette Onkelinx, which bans the use of wild animals in circuses.

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December update on the campaign to save the Romanian dogs
(16/12/2013)

December update on the campaign to save the Romanian dogs
On 10 September the Romanian Parliament approved a law that allows the killing of healthy dogs for overpopulation control. In practice, this act consigns to death…

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