• Australian government ordered to pay NT company $3m damages over live cattle ban

    Australian government ordered to pay NT company $3m damages over live cattle ban
    Then agriculture minister ruled to have acted recklessly and committed misfeasance in public office over 2011 banThe federal government has been ordered to pay almost $3m in damages to a Northern Territory company after the previous Labor government’s decision to ban live cattle exports was found to be invalid.Justice Steven Rares on 2 June ruled that the then agriculture minister, Joe Ludwig, acted recklessly and committed misfeasance in public office when he banned farmers from exporting
  • Strong arguments for giving up meat for good | Letters

    Strong arguments for giving up meat for good | Letters
    Readers respond to an article that debunked the usual criticisms of veganism and vegetarianismThank you for debunking so many ludicrous yet oft-repeated myths surrounding vegetarianism and veganism (Why you should go animal-free: 18 arguments for eating meat debunked, 19 June). No doubt the powerful meat and dairy industries will continue to pump out their poisonous methane on the matter – but the more truth on meat-free lifestyles available in the public domain, the better.People deserve
  • Campaigners welcome 'historic' EU inquiry into live animal transport

    Campaigners welcome 'historic' EU inquiry into live animal transport
    Report will look at suspected lack of welfare regulation enforcement, as growth in exports sees livestock journeys increaseThe European Parliament has voted to establish an inquiry committee to investigate the transport of live animals across and out of the European Union.The committee will address whether the European Commission has failed to act upon evidence of “serious and systematic” infringements of EU regulations for the protection of exported live animals. Related: 'It was he
  • 'Horror scene' in Canada after 38 dead puppies found on plane

    'Horror scene' in Canada after 38 dead puppies found on plane
    Bodies of French bulldogs were among about 500 dogs discovered on flight from Ukraine at Toronto airportCanada has launched an investigation after some 500 puppies – 38 of them dead – were found on board a Ukraine International Airlines plane at the Toronto airport, officials said Saturday.The surviving French bulldogs, a popular breed in Canada, were suffering from symptoms including dehydration, weakness and vomiting when they were found on the flight from Ukraine that landed at To
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  • RSPCA to make nearly a fifth of staff redundant amid pandemic

    RSPCA to make nearly a fifth of staff redundant amid pandemic
    Animal welfare charity is latest victim of financial storm battering voluntary sector Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe RSPCA, the UK’s biggest animal welfare charity, has become the latest victim of the coronavirus-related financial storm battering the voluntary sector, announcing it is to make nearly a fifth of its 1,600 strong workforce redundant.The charity, which each year rescues thousands of neglected and abused animals and prosecutes their owners
  • 'Worst outbreak ever': Nearly a million pigs culled in Nigeria due to swine fever

    'Worst outbreak ever': Nearly a million pigs culled in Nigeria due to swine fever
    Farmers report devastating losses as poor control measures are blamed for spread of infection across the countryHundreds of thousands of pigs have been culled by Nigerian farmers in response to an explosion of African swine fever (ASF). The outbreak began around Lagos and parts of neighbouring Ogun state earlier this year, pig farmers say, but has now spread to many other parts of the country.In the absence of official data, farmers who spoke to the Guardian estimated that nearly a million pigs
  • Scottish salmon farmers to be banned from shooting seals

    Scottish salmon farmers to be banned from shooting seals
    Stricter wildlife protections will also clamp down on use of acoustic deterrent devicesSalmon farmers in Scotland will be banned from shooting seals and face tougher controls on using acoustic devices to scare them off under stricter wildlife protection laws.Scottish ministers are introducing the measures due to fears the US could ban Scottish salmon imports because killing and harming seals will breach US regulations protecting the welfare of marine mammals in the wild. Continue reading...
  • Coronavirus is a warning to us to mend our broken relationship with nature | Marco Lambertini, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and Maria Neira

    Coronavirus is a warning to us to mend our broken relationship with nature | Marco Lambertini, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and Maria Neira
    The world must embrace a recovery that involves sustainable farming and clean energy. Anything else is a false economyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn 1997, a large area of rainforest in south-east Asia was burned to the ground to make way for palm oil plantations. A combination of deforestation, forest fires and drought are believed to have forced hundreds of fruit bats away from their natural habitats towards fruit orchards planted in close proximity to inte
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  • French government to launch legal action against bear killers

    French government to launch legal action against bear killers
    Investigation opened into ‘destruction of a protected species’ after male shot in PyrénéesFrench police are hunting the killer of a brown bear in the Pyrénées after the government said it would bring legal action against the culprit.Élisabeth Borne, the ecology minister, described the shooting of the animal, a protected species, as “illegal and deeply regrettable”. The bear was a four or five-year-old male weighing 150kg to 200kg, accord
  • US producers 'in tears' at having to cull livestock on their farms

    US producers 'in tears' at having to cull livestock on their farms
    With slaughterhouse capacity in crisis due to Covid-19, one farmer believes he has developed a more human way of ‘depopulating’ animals Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs traumatised US farmers continue to cull their animals in response to the slaughterhouse crisis, an Iowan pig producer has developed an on-farm method which he believes is quicker and more humane than other available options.The coronavirus crisis has hit US meat
  • Australian government considers appealing against judgment on 2011 live cattle export ban

    Australian government considers appealing against judgment on 2011 live cattle export ban
    Coalition may seek to compensate affected graziers while appealing against aspects of ruling, government signals suggest The Australian government has signalled it may appeal against the federal court ruling that Labor’s suspension of live cattle export in 2011 was invalid, because the Coalition fears it could have broader ramifications when ministers make decisions.The Coalition has long criticised the former Gillard government’s decision to suspend the export trade over animal welf
  • 'It was hell': Spanish cocaine raid adds to shipboard misery for 4,000 cows

    'It was hell': Spanish cocaine raid adds to shipboard misery for 4,000 cows
    Terrible conditions witnessed onboard livestock ship travelling from Colombia to Egypt suspected of being a cover for traffickingWhen the Neameh sailed out of Colombia on 4 May, it should have been a routine shipment: just over 4,000 cows, on their way to Egypt, an important hub for the global trade in live animal exports.But accusations of cocaine smuggling and a police raid of the ship lengthened the journey. Related: Live export: animals at risk in giant global industryContinue reading..
  • In 18 months, we've had 30 cats – and it's been wonderful | Tom Hawking

    In 18 months, we've had 30 cats – and it's been wonderful | Tom Hawking
    From nursing mothers to senior catizens, you see it all as a foster carerNearly three years ago my wife and I had to move from New York – where we met, where I had lived for almost eight years, and where we had made a home – back to my home town of Melbourne. We missed (and continue to miss) many things about New York: our friends, our favourite bar, our neighbourhood, the fact that one can actually make a living there as a writer.But most of all, we missed our cat, who stayed in NYC
  • Cabinet unrest over U-turn on animal welfare in US trade talks

    Cabinet unrest over U-turn on animal welfare in US trade talks
    Leaked letter instructs ministers to have ‘no specific policy’ on the issueDowning Street has been accused of reopening the door to imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef, after a leaked memo instructed ministers to have “no specific policy” on animal welfare in US trade talks.The letter from No 10 states that the ministerial mandate for the US negotiations was “being updated to reflect” the fact that the UK was to have no policy position on a
  • Dutch mink farms ordered to cull 10,000 animals over coronavirus risk

    Dutch mink farms ordered to cull 10,000 animals over coronavirus risk
    Two people have been infected by mink in only known animal-to-human transmissions since outbreak began in ChinaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDutch mink farms have begun a government-ordered cull amid concern that animals infected with coronavirus could transmit the illness to humans.Infected mink have been found on 10 Dutch farms where the ferret-like animals are bred for their fur, according to the country’s Food & Wares Authority. Continue reading.
  • Dutch farms ordered to cull 10,000 mink over coronavirus risk

    Dutch farms ordered to cull 10,000 mink over coronavirus risk
    Two people infected by mink in only known animal-to-human transmissions since outbreak beganCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDutch mink farms have begun a government-ordered cull over concern that animals infected with coronavirus could transmit it to humans.Infected mink have been found on 10 Dutch farms where the animals are bred for their fur, according to the country’s Food & Wares Authority. Continue reading...
  • Killing of elephant with explosive-laden fruit causes outrage in India

    Killing of elephant with explosive-laden fruit causes outrage in India
    Death of pregnant animal from pineapple filled with firecrackers sparks anger The death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala after she ate a pineapple filled with firecrackers has prompted a wave of national outrage across India – while also being co-opted into a sectarian “hate campaign”.The wild elephant, thought to be 15 years old, died in a river in Silent Valley National Park in Kerala’s Palakkad district last week from fatal injuries inside her mouth caused by the explo
  • Australian government's 2011 cattle live export ban was invalid, court rules

    Australian government's 2011 cattle live export ban was invalid, court rules
    Cattle company will receive ‘substantial damages’ after court finds order in response to Four Corners program was ‘capricious and unreasonable’The Australian government will have to pay substantial damages to a Northern Territory cattle company after the federal court ruled that the blanket suspension of live cattle export in 2011 was invalid, “capricious and unreasonable”, and amounted to “misfeasance in public office”.The then agriculture ministe
  • Rio animal shelter delivers pets to Brazilians in lockdown – in pictures

    Rio animal shelter delivers pets to Brazilians in lockdown – in pictures
    To meet rising demand for animal companions in lockdown, Public Animal Shelter in Rio de Janeiro allows people to check the profiles of available cats and dogs via social media. It then delivers the chosen pet to their new homeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
  • 'Unstoppable': African swine fever deaths to eclipse record 2019 toll

    'Unstoppable': African swine fever deaths to eclipse record 2019 toll
    With world’s attention on Covid-19, warnings that lack of measures to contain pandemic could lead to culling of record number of pigsThe African swine fever (ASF) pandemic will be even worse this year than in 2019, say experts, warning that the spread of the highly contagious virus, which is fatal to pigs, is unrelenting.With world attention on the human viral pandemic of Covid-19, concern is growing that countries are not focusing enough on halting the spread of ASF through better biosecu
  • Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

    Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay
    Photographer Jill Mead has been meeting the staff, volunteers and foster carers of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, who have taken in animals during the coronavirus crisis while they are found permanent homesBattersea Dogs and Cats Home has a network of more than 1,000 volunteers and foster carers to call on when necessary. In normal circumstances, an average stay is 34 days for dogs and 25 days for cats.The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals
  • Cher sheds tears of joy as Pakistan's loneliest elephant wins freedom

    Cher sheds tears of joy as Pakistan's loneliest elephant wins freedom
    Kaavan, a 33-year-old elephant living a sorry existence in Islamabad zoo, to be released after campaign by pop iconThe plight of an animal known as Pakistan’s loneliest elephant is set to come to an end after a court declared he should be freed from Islamabad zoo – to the delight of his longtime champion, pop icon Cher.Kaavan, a 33-year-old Asian elephant from Sri Lanka, has been the focus of a four-year campaign by Cher to secure his release from Murghazar Zoo in Pakistan’s ca
  • Animals Farmed: Meat plant virus outbreaks, China's cattle imports and Amazon forest fires

    Animals Farmed: Meat plant virus outbreaks, China's cattle imports and Amazon forest fires
    Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the webUS senators have called for pork producers to be given financial assistance to ensure the “humane euthanization and disposal” of up to 7 million pigs that could be left on-farm due to the high number of meat processing plants in the country either temporarily shut down, or having to slow down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The disposal of farm animals c
  • EU's live export trade puts welfare of millions of animals at risk – report

    EU's live export trade puts welfare of millions of animals at risk – report
    European commission finds welfare gaps, non-compliance and poor planning in trade of animals to North Africa and the Middle-EastThe welfare of millions of cattle, sheep and goats exported from the EU is being put at risk by failings including heat stress, bad planning and a lack of information from the destination country, a new European commission report has found.Among the systemic problems identified were poor planning for high temperatures, an issue that has been raised repeatedly by campaig
  • Could lockdown be the death of bullfighting in Spain?

    Could lockdown be the death of bullfighting in Spain?
    Struggling industry’s plea for government help has been met with stiff opposition from animal rights groups
    Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor months the ranchers had laid the groundwork; grazing and exercising a select crop of half-tonne fighting bulls to be transported to arenas and festivals across the country. Then – just as Spain’s bullfighting season was set to kick off – the country was plunged into lockdown.“It was dreadful
  • Dogs are for life, not just coronavirus lockdown, says charity

    Dogs are for life, not just coronavirus lockdown, says charity
    Dogs Trust asks potential owners to consider life after lockdown amid surge in online searchesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA dog is for life and not just for the Covid-19 lockdown, a charity has warned after online searches about getting a puppy surged by 120%.The Dogs Trust says it is concerned that the increased interest in acquiring a dog may be followed by a rise in people giving up their new pets when some form of normality resumes. Continue reading...
  • Animals Farmed: pig virus, wildlife trade in China, and the 'poultry capital' of Wales

    Animals Farmed: pig virus, wildlife trade in China, and the 'poultry capital' of Wales
    Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the webPigs and poultry are likely to be safe from Covid-19, according to German scientists, whose study showed that while fruit bats and ferrets were susceptible to infection, pigs and chickens were not. Coronaviruses have devastated farm animals in the past. Swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV) killed nearly 25,000 piglets in China in 2016–17.
    A new outb
  • ‘Mixed with prejudice’: calls for ban on ‘wet’ markets misguided, experts argue

    ‘Mixed with prejudice’: calls for ban on ‘wet’ markets misguided, experts argue
    Cultural nuance and wider view of supply chain ignored in debate following Covid-19 outbreak, say those proposing regulation over banAttacks and calls to ban “wet markets” because of their potential for spreading diseases such as Covid-19 may be missing the point, say experts.Earlier this week Sir Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian campaigner, called wet markets “medieval” and said that it made sense to ban them. “When you’ve got the obscenity of some of t
  • Fears for animal welfare as first Australian state bans horse and dog racing amid coronavirus crisis

    Fears for animal welfare as first Australian state bans horse and dog racing amid coronavirus crisis
    Tasmania ban comes as other states quietly try to make arrangements to house thousands of furloughed racehorses in the event of a national ban Tasmania has banned horse and greyhound racing “effective immediately” in the latest wave of shutdowns intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus, while the racing industry in other states is quietly trying to make arrangements to house thousands of furloughed racehorses should the ban become national.Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein announ
  • Secret footage shows calves from Ireland beaten and kicked in France

    Secret footage shows calves from Ireland beaten and kicked in France
    Video by activists appears to show cruel treatment of weeks-old cattle transported on long journeys to Europe for vealFootage which appears to show Irish calves being beaten and kicked at a French feeding station has been published by animal campaign groups.The video, published by Eyes on Animals (EoA) and French welfare organisation L214, appears to show workers repeatedly beating calves that are a few weeks old with sticks. One is kicked and another is dragged away, unable to stand. The calf w
  • More than 100,000 badgers slaughtered in discredited cull policy

    More than 100,000 badgers slaughtered in discredited cull policy
    Badger Trust condemns ‘largest destruction of a protected species in living memory’ as government admits failings and focuses on vaccination More than 35,000 badgers were killed during last year’s cull, according to long overdue figures slipped out by the government on Friday at the height of the coronavirus crisis.The total has dismayed animal rights campaigners, who claim that for the first time since the cull was introduced in 2013, more badgers were shot last year than catt
  • Wildlife rescue centres struggle to treat endangered species in coronavirus outbreak

    Wildlife rescue centres struggle to treat endangered species in coronavirus outbreak
    Shortages in funds, medicines and masks threaten charity work around the worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast Thursday morning Louisa Baillie drove down the five-kilometre dirt track that connects her jungle home in the Amazon rainforest to the main road. At the junction, she parked, hiking the rest of the way into Mera, a town of about 8,000 people.After filling her backpack with fruit and vegetables from local sellers, she grabbed some leaves and set abou
  • Australian horse racing and harness racing to continue despite coronavirus scare

    Racing, including greyhound racing, is one of last organised sports still operating after shutdown rules put in placeCoronavirus Australia news: live updatesHorse racing and harness racing will resume after a coronavirus scare, with the industry saying they will continue operating unless explicitly prohibited by health advice.Racing, including greyhound racing, is one of the last organised sports still operating in Australia after shutdown rules – including the banning of mass gatherings,
  • Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

    Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'
    As shelters brace for fewer volunteers and more surrendered animals, Australians are being urged to consider adopting or fosteringSee all our coronavirus coverageRead more in the Good Place seriesAndrew has always wanted a cat of his own. When he was 10 he presented his parents with a dossier that laid out the case for getting him a kitten. His request was denied. Twenty-three years later, he brought home Maximum “Max” Tony Valentine, named in part after his grandfather.What better t
  • One in five animals at controversial Welsh zoo die in space of a year

    One in five animals at controversial Welsh zoo die in space of a year
    Exclusive: deaths at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in 2018 revealed after it reopened last monthA zoo in Wales that made headlines in 2017 after a lynx escaped suffered the deaths of one in five of its animals in 2018, it has emerged.Borth Wild Animal Kingdom near Aberystwyth reopened last month in defiance of the council after closing temporarily in January following a “directive” to shut its most dangerous animal enclosures since it does not have enough firearms-qualified staff in the
  • English-born musher wins Iditarod, world's most famous dog-sled race

    English-born musher wins Iditarod, world's most famous dog-sled race
    Thomas Waerner, raised in Norway, wins 1,000-mile raceTime of just over nine days good enough to win first placeEnglish-born musher Thomas Waerner easily won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska, one of the few US sporting events not canceled by concerns over the new coronavirus. Waerner, who grew up and lives in Norway and represents the country where he was raised, crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska, early on Wednesday morning.“This is awesome,” he told reporters at
  • Trainer fired after being charged for doping Maximum Security

    Trainer fired after being charged for doping Maximum Security
    Jason Servis indicted in US over alleged mass doping schemeMaximum Security considered one of world’s best racehorsesThe owner of Maximum Security has fired the racehorse’s trainer after he was charged in a wide-ranging doping scandal.Indictments in federal court in New York allege that Jason Servis was among 27 individuals, including trainers and vets, who doped racehorses. Those horses include Maximum Security, who won last month’s $10m Saudi Cup, the richest horse race in th
  • Beak-trimming and brutality: is it time to stop buying brown eggs?

    Beak-trimming and brutality: is it time to stop buying brown eggs?
    Farmers are urging people to buy white eggs, which come from less aggressive hens, to reduce the cruel practice of beak-trimmingShoppers have been urged to reject brown eggs in favour of white eggs. Apparently, breeds that produce brown eggs are typically more aggressive to one another, so they are debeaked via an infrared amputation process that is thought to be very painful. White hens, by contrast, are quite civil, so there is less cruelty involved in the intensive harvesting of their issue.I
  • Hooded vultures 'on brink of extinction' in Africa after mass poisoning

    Hooded vultures 'on brink of extinction' in Africa after mass poisoning
    Accidental ingestion of strychnine believed to be cause of nearly 1,000 deaths in Guinea-BissauNearly 1,000 hooded vultures have died in a mass poisoning in Guinea-Bissau, pushing the endangered species towards the brink of extinction in Africa, according to conservationists.Vultures were seen apparently searching for water and “bubbling from their beaks”, and hundreds were found dead on the outskirts of two towns, Bafatá and Gabú, which are 30 miles apart, over the pas
  • 'Seismic shift’: ministers signal end of badger cull

    'Seismic shift’: ministers signal end of badger cull
    Vaccination and movement controls will be used instead to tackle bovine TB in EnglandThe controversial cull of badgers across England will begin to be phased out in the next few years, the government has announced, with vaccination of the animals being ramped up instead.The cull is intended to cut tuberculosis in cattle and has killed at least 100,000 badgers since 2013. TB in cattle is a severe problem for farmers and taxpayers, leading to the compulsory slaughter of 30,000 cattle and a cost of
  • Badger cull to be phased out and replaced with vaccinations

    Badger cull to be phased out and replaced with vaccinations
    Government says movement controls will also be used across England to tackle TB in cattleThe controversial cull of badgers across England will begin to be phased out in the next few years, the government has announced, with vaccination of the animals being ramped up instead.The cull is intended to cut tuberculosis in cattle and has killed at least 100,000 badgers since 2013. TB in cattle is a severe problem for farmers and taxpayers, leading to the compulsory slaughter of 30,000 cattle and a cos
  • South Australia blasted for issuing permit to cull southern hairy-nosed wombats

    South Australia blasted for issuing permit to cull southern hairy-nosed wombats
    Traditional owners and environmental groups criticise issuing of permit on area of Yorke Peninsula leased to a farmer South Australian authorities have been criticised by traditional owners and environmental groups for issuing a permit for the culling of southern hairy-nosed wombats on the Yorke Peninsula.The permit was issued for Aboriginal Lands Trust lands at Point Pearce, which are leased to a farmer, under laws that allow for the culling of “abundant wildlife” that is “cau
  • South Australia blasted for issuing permit to cull southern hairy-nosed wombat

    South Australia blasted for issuing permit to cull southern hairy-nosed wombat
    Traditional owners and environmental groups criticise issuing of permit on area of Yorke Peninsula leased to a farmer South Australian authorities have been criticised by traditional owners and environmental groups for issuing a permit for the culling of southern hairy-nosed wombats on the Yorke Peninsula.The permit was issued for Aboriginal Lands Trust lands at Point Pearce, which are leased to a farmer, under laws that allow for the culling of “abundant wildlife” that is “cau
  • Stella McCartney goes wild to drive home animal-free message

    Stella McCartney goes wild to drive home animal-free message
    Paris show features wildlife costumes to send message about use of animal productsThe singer Janelle Monae and actor Shailene Woodley were in the front row, but two rabbits, a fox, a horse, two cows and a crocodile stole the show. People in lifesize animal costumes, of the kind more usually seen at theme park parades than at Paris fashion week, joined models for the finale of Stella McCartney’s show, swinging their new-season handbags and posing for the cameras.The optics were fun, but the
  • Post-Brexit trade talks: what are the next steps?

    Post-Brexit trade talks: what are the next steps?
    What can we expect from the talks that begin next week?All the day’s political developments - liveBrexit negotiations to secure the future relationship between the UK and the EU start next Monday. Related: Brexit: EU and US trade deals 'at risk' if UK reneges on Northern Ireland pledgesContinue reading...
  • Michael McCormack grants exemption to live export ship that fails new rules

    Michael McCormack grants exemption to live export ship that fails new rules
    Al Shuwaikh allowed to carry sheep on double-deck tiers against the advice of the Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityMichael McCormack granted an exemption to allow a live export ship to carry sheep to the Middle East despite the ship failing ventilation requirements – a move the RSPCA said put attempts to restore the reputation of Australia’s live export industry at risk.The transport minister granted the 34-year-old Kuwait-flagged livestock carrier Al Shuwaikh an exemption from ne
  • Met upholds complaint of woman ‘deceived’ by undercover officer

    Met upholds complaint of woman ‘deceived’ by undercover officer
    Police inquiry finds credible evidence of Andy Coles deceiving 19-year-old activist into sexual relationshipAn internal police investigation has uncovered credible evidence that an undercover officer deceived a 19-year-old woman into a long-term sexual relationship.Andy Coles has denied that he had an intimate relationship with the woman while he infiltrated political groups in the 90s, dismissing her claims as “lurid”. Related: Cambridgeshire deputy police commissioner resigns over
  • Ireland revokes licence of livestock ship operator over low performance rating

    Ireland revokes licence of livestock ship operator over low performance rating
    Decision concerns two ships regularly transporting live animals to the Middle East, prompting questions about monitoring of fleetThe Irish government revoked approvals for the operator of two regular livestock carriers, the Atlantic M and the Express 1, last week, following questions from the Guardian and Irish farm animal welfare organisation Ethical Farming Ireland (EFI). Internal emails appear to show that Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) was unaware that
  • Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

    Growing up on the breadline, as a mixed race child, with a single mum, under Margaret Thatcher’s Government of the 80s, meant that the odds were stacked against my brother and I.Constantly told that
    there was a ceiling on what I could achieve, when I failed my exams, mydreams of serving my
    community looked to be over.A Labour Government transformed my life and enabled me to go to medical school andbecome an A&E doctor, where I still do frontline shifts. I am determined that no person s
  • Ian Murray

    The Labour Animal Welfare Society has undertaken
    fantastic work in promoting animal rights since its inception almost thirty
    years ago, so it is my pleasure to be able to outline my views on these
    important issues.Labour Party members can be proud of the record of the
    last Labour government on improving animal welfare in the United Kingdom. Hunting
    with dogs was banned both by the UK Labour government in England and Wales, and
    the Scottish Labour-led executive in Holyrood, outlawing the practice
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