Farm animals

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If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers
Inexperienced owners who acquired dogs during lockdown are blamed for rise in livestock deaths

Robyn Vinter

04, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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‘They don’t belong in a concrete shed’: cows still happiest outside
While modern indoor farms aim to recreate outdoor life minus its hazards, scientists say having a choice may be best for animals’ wellbeing

Tom Levitt

03, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Countryside Code has worrying holes | Letter
Letter: Phil Stocker of the National Sheep Association says shorter version of the code is not clear enough about the need for dogs to be kept on leads


02, Apr, 2021 @3:21 PM

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MPs unite to call for total ban on ‘wicked’ foie gras in the UK
Outlawing the sale of the controversial delicacy will now be easier because of Brexit but could still be challenged by the WTO

James Tapper

28, Mar, 2021 @5:15 AM

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A flood-hit farmer's lament for his lost cows: 'It's the helplessness of hearing them bellowing'
NSW landowners and vets describe the heartbreak of livestock losses – and one miraculous calf rescue

Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley

23, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Stranded cattle ship ordered to dock in Spain after 'hellish' three months at sea
Almost 180 bulls believed to be already dead as campaigners call for surviving animals to be humanely slaughtered on arrival in port

Sophie Kevany and Ashifa Kassam

18, Mar, 2021 @11:34 AM

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Animals farmed: ‘Net zero’ beef, China’s mink bonus and fake swine fever jabs
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

10, Mar, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Cows might fly: Ireland to jet calves to Europe to cut travel time
Expanding dairy herds have seen surplus male calves shipped to the continent for veal, but there is unease over welfare conditions

Ella McSweeney

06, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Post-Brexit deals must not compromise UK food standards, says trade body
Agriculture commission urges UK government to maintain pledge on animal welfare and ethical trade

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

02, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Cattle stranded at sea for two months are likely dead or ‘suffering hell’
Two livestock ships have been refused entry to multiple countries on health grounds since leaving Spain in December

Sophie Kevany and Ashifa Kassam

24, Feb, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Foot and mouth 20 years on: what an animal virus epidemic taught UK science
Britain’s top vet was newly qualified when the outbreak hit. Here, she talks about the devastating slaughter and tracking virus variants

Robin McKie

21, Feb, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Live farm animal exports to mainland EU at a standstill post-Brexit
Lucrative live shellfish trade also hit hard, with consultation over further restrictions on live animal exports ending soon

Sophie Kevany

05, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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