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It is not "fake news" to call for animal sentience to be included in post-Brexit UK legislation
Who would have thought that “animal sentience” would cause a national political ripple? That’s exactly what has happened recently, as I described in a recent blog post.
November 30, 2017 • 173 shares
Mega farms: does our society really want animal production on this industrial scale?
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Mega farms: does our society really want animal production on this industrial scale?
The latest campaign by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), highlights the rise of so-called “mega-farms”. There is no formal definition of a mega farm, but in the USA, “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations” (CAFOs) are…
July 23, 2017 • 109 shares
News and Comment
BBC's Trust Me I'm A Vet - informative educational television let down by poor scientific technique
The first series of Trust Me I'm A Vet on BBC2 was anticipated with hopeful curiosity by vets and pet owners. With the BBC's reputation for good quality science, and the direct input of vets in practice working closely t…
May 22, 2017 • 725 shares • 6 comments
Why does the MP's report on animal welfare want to muzzle the RSPCA?
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Why does the MP's report on animal welfare want to muzzle the RSPCA?
Last month's EFRA Select Committee Report on Companion Animal Welfare came up with some excellent recommendations to improve the welfare of pets in the UK. More controversially, the report also recommended that prosecuti…
December 13, 2016 • 58 shares • 18 comments
Urgent call by vet profession to stop suffering of brachycephalic dogs and cats
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Urgent call by vet profession to stop suffering of brachycephalic dogs and cats
The Pug in the photo below may look "cute", but when you look closely, you'll see that there's a dark circle in the centre of his throat. This is a permanent tracheostomy which had to be surgically created because the un…
May 9, 2016 • 149 shares • 21 comments
Rabbits
Caring for your new rabbit - essentials for proper bunny welfare
Did the Easter bunny come this year? Not the imaginary kind that drops off chocolate, the real kind that lives for 10 years or more and deserves to have a better life than being trapped in a hutch at the bottom of the ga…
May 15, 2014 • 16 shares • 2 comments
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