Animal welfare

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Be warned: the next deadly pandemic is not inevitable, but all the elements are in place | George Monbiot
Bird flu is a mass killer, and mink farms are perfect for infection and transmission. They are a grave threat and must be banned, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

08, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Torture in a tin’: Miriam Margolyes and others urge ban on foie gras imports
Exclusive: Celebrities sign letter to Sunak after reports that proposed restriction on delicacy may be dropped

Haroon Siddique Legal correspondent

07, Feb, 2023 @11:01 AM

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Will the egg shortage spell the end for brunch? For the sake of the chickens, I hope so | Emma Beddington
The reality of intensive egg production is grim, with hens subject to all manner of inhumane conditions. We must face up to the unacceptable costs of our current food choices, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

05, Feb, 2023 @3:00 PM

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EO review – the bold and the bray from veteran Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski
A circus donkey embarks on a long, lonely journey, meeting human kindness and cruelty, in this strangely beautiful Oscar contender

Mark Kermode

05, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Oregon plan to ban sale of kangaroo products is ‘emotive misinformation’, industry says
Proposed bill takes aim at ‘unconscionable’ trade mainly in football boots but Australian producers say culling is necessary

Rafqa Touma

24, Jan, 2023 @7:30 PM

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Fears the Year of the Rabbit could bring about a wave of abandoned pets
Animal welfare groups in Malaysia and Singapore have urged consumers to not buy rabbits on an ‘impulse’ and look into what it takes to care for them

Rebecca Root in Bangkok

19, Jan, 2023 @6:54 AM

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Michael Bay denies pigeon was killed on Italian film set after reports
Director charged with failing to supervise animal handlers on set, but says no animals were harmed making 6 Underground

Michael Sun

16, Jan, 2023 @7:08 AM

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Painful and invasive racing greyhound breeding technique should be banned, vets say
‘Horrific’ technique which involves removing the uterus is unnecessary and outdated, animal welfare activists say

Tory Shepherd

15, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Salmon deaths on Scotland’s fish farms double – but are jellyfish to blame?
Marine farmers point finger at jellyfish swarms but campaigners call for boycott to curb ‘ever-worsening problem’ of overcrowding

James Tapper

15, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Three dead boa constrictors discovered at Carbeth Loch near Glasgow
SSPCA says circumstances of incident suspicious as its launches appeal for information about the snakes

Christy Cooney

14, Jan, 2023 @5:18 PM

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Cat call: Bolivia state airline enlists psychic to find missing feline
‘Interspecies communicator’ consulted to track down cat lost in transit, prompting criticism of country’s state companies

Thomas Graham in La Paz

12, Jan, 2023 @11:15 AM

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Australian Veterinary Association strengthens policy against the use of whips on horses
The updated policy states that whips ‘must not be used to influence the result of a competitive event’

Calla Wahlquist

11, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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