Farm animals

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Animal welfare groups lose court challenge over ‘Frankenchickens’
Campaigners say billions of fast-growing birds will be left to suffer as judge rejects claims animal welfare rules are being breached

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

24, May, 2023 @2:43 PM

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I’ve campaigned for decades against the horrific lives factory-farmed chickens lead – but now there’s hope | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
A shift in supermarkets’ attitudes and a new judicial review could at last make us face up to this blot on our moral conscience, says broadcaster and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

19, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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£20 for a tiny bag of poo?! What really goes into luxury compost
There is a growing market for artisanal compost made with love, dung and integrity. But can it ever really be worth it?

Sam Wollaston

09, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Who is behind a string of grisly cow deaths in Texas?
Authorities are stumped after seven cows are mutilated in three counties within weeks

Erum Salam

08, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Country diary: Lambing is a physical business | Andrea Meanwell
Tebay, Cumbria: This morning there are two sprightly lambs to catch and reunite with their mother. They bleat for my attention, then dash off as I try to catch them

Andrea Meanwell

06, May, 2023 @4:30 AM

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From sheep duffing to cattle rustling, how big a problem is livestock theft in Australia? | Gabrielle Chan
A survey by the Centre for Rural Criminology aims to get accurate numbers for a crime that farmers rarely bother to report

Gabrielle Chan

02, May, 2023 @2:50 AM

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‘It’s absolutely dire’: why UK chicken farmers want to call it a day
Bird flu, higher costs and the rise of meat-free options are pushing poultry producers to reduce flocks or give up entirely

Joanna Partridge

01, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Current avian flu strain deadlier than in past and could become endemic, study says
Scientists raise alarm over avian influenza strain’s unprecedented deadliness and reach from farmed poultry and wild birds

Gloria Oladipo in New York

19, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘It’s all paid off’: a prize-winning guinea pig takes high standards and great hair
At the Easter Show’s Sydney Royal Cavy competition, almost 100 guinea pigs enter, but only one can win the coveted best in show ribbon

Rafqa Touma

13, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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When you’re high in the sky with music | Brief letters
Brief letters: Festivals with a view | Floral dresses | Bovine belching | High-flying tax | Word games

03, Apr, 2023 @4:48 PM

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British cows could be given ‘methane blockers’ to cut climate emissions
UK’s 9.4m cattle contribute to 14% of human-related emissions, mostly from belching, but green groups remain sceptical

Julia Kollewe

02, Apr, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Was I wrong to be so bullish about AI? | Brief letters
Letters: AI and cows | AI-free letters | Sizing up black holes | Stately homes | E-scooter exposure

02, Apr, 2023 @3:47 PM

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