Animal welfare

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Abuse, intimidation, death threats: the vicious backlash facing former vegans
Going vegan has never been more popular – but some people who try it and then decide to reintroduce animal products face shocking treatment

Ellie Abraham

04, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Gene-edited livestock: robust rules needed before approval, say ethicists
Techniques could help make farm animals resistant to disease but there are fears welfare standards could drop

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rare mouflon sheep on Italian island of Giglio at centre of culling row
Activists threaten legal action over mouflon hunting on Tuscan island as part of EU-funded biodiversity project

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

26, Nov, 2021 @3:15 PM

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NSW laws criminalising secret recordings of animal cruelty ‘too great a burden on speech’, high court hears
Animal rights group in legal fight against laws which provide no public-interest exemption for use of footage

Christopher Knaus

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Putting a price on chicken | Letter
Letter: Too many of us are governed by knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing, writes Les Bright

Letters

24, Nov, 2021 @4:57 PM

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No routine checkups on welfare of fish at slaughter, officials admit
Campaigners say fish farmed in England, Wales and Scotland face cruelty, with no penalty for those who fail to meet welfare needs

Helena Horton

23, Nov, 2021 @1:17 PM

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Boiling of live lobsters could be banned in UK under proposed legislation
Government-commissioned report finds crustaceans have feelings

Helena Horton

19, Nov, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Wales landowner bans trail hunting after use as foxhunting cover
Natural Resources Wales says it cannot be sure trail hunting will not be used as smokescreen for illegal activity

Steven Morris

18, Nov, 2021 @2:37 PM

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Pet buyers should report dodgy sellers, says UK’s top vet
Advice follows research that suggests rising number of pets have conditions that may have come from low welfare breeding

Nicola Davis

18, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ministers accused of ‘dithering’ as trophy hunting law delayed again
‘Animals abroad bill’ aimed at clamping down on trophy hunting and harmful animal experiences pushed back

Aubrey Allegretti and Helena Horton

15, Nov, 2021 @7:59 PM

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UK government asks chefs for vegan recipes to replace foie gras
Restaurateurs invited to discuss plant-based ‘faux gras’ ahead of expected ban on liver-based spread

Helena Horton

12, Nov, 2021 @9:58 AM

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Woman who appeared to slap and kick horse ousted from Pony Club role
Organisation condemns ‘unacceptable treatment’ seen in footage of Cottesmore Hunt and says volunteer has been removed

Caroline Davies

09, Nov, 2021 @8:42 PM

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