Animal Welfare

Government announces support for Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill in Parliament

Government announces support for Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill in Parliament

Those who mistreat animals could face up to five years in prison under a new law backed by the UK...

February 7, 2020

UK TV authority receives over 350 complaints for ‘How to Steal Pigs’

UK TV authority receives over 350 complaints for ‘How to Steal Pigs’

The UK’s broadcasting authority, Ofcom, has received over 350 complaints for a documentary on Channel 4 titled ‘How to Steal...

February 4, 2020

Last chance to nominate for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020

Last chance to nominate for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020

It’s the last chance to nominate individuals or teams for the prestigious Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020, which celebrate the...

December 10, 2019

PETA buys Facebook shares in a bid to boost social media visibility

PETA buys Facebook shares in a bid to boost social media visibility

Extremist animal rights organisation PETA has bought its way into Facebook in a bid to increase the visibility of its...

July 17, 2019

West Yorkshire farmer sentenced for animal welfare offences

West Yorkshire farmer sentenced for animal welfare offences

A West Yorkshire farmer has been banned from keeping livestock for seven years, after failing to comply with animal welfare legislation....

July 16, 2019

New bill to deliver tougher stance on animal welfare offences

New bill to deliver tougher stance on animal welfare offences

A new bill introduced to Parliament this week could mean that animal abusers in England and Wales could face up...

June 28, 2019

Temple Grandin to headline BVA Congress

Temple Grandin to headline BVA Congress

The pioneering American animal welfare scientist, bestselling author and autism spokesman Dr. Temple Grandin will share her unique insights into...

June 25, 2019

World’s best animal health photos unveiled…here’s how to check them out

World’s best animal health photos unveiled…here’s how to check them out

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has published the long-awaited results of its fifth annual photography competition. The competition...

May 28, 2019

Teens arrested for throwing stones at sheep

Teens arrested for throwing stones at sheep

A number of teenagers have been arrested by police in Hampshire on suspicion of animal cruelty following the injuring of...

May 9, 2019

Mother and son sentenced following nightmare scenes at Ceredigion farm

Mother and son sentenced following nightmare scenes at Ceredigion farm

A mother and son convicted with serious neglect of 84 cattle in Ceredigion, Wales have been fined and banned from keeping...

April 17, 2019

Vets set out action plan to help British farms achieve sustainability goals

Vets set out action plan to help British farms achieve sustainability goals

The new British Veterinary Association (BVA) position on UK sustainable animal agriculture highlights the central role of vets in animal...

April 16, 2019

‘Real Welfare’ improvements on UK pig farms

‘Real Welfare’ improvements on UK pig farms

The latest data from the UK’s ‘Real Welfare’ scheme shows that the vast majority of pig farms are either addressing...

March 29, 2019

Inspectors find 58 carcasses on farm with extreme neglect

Inspectors find 58 carcasses on farm with extreme neglect

Two Ceredigion brothers have been fined and banned from keeping livestock for five years after 58 bovine carcasses were found on...

February 18, 2019

Figures show nearly a quarter of UK non-stun sheep meat is exported

Figures show nearly a quarter of UK non-stun sheep meat is exported

Delayed figures finally released this week have laid bare the shocking extent of non-stun slaughter within the UK. The Food...

February 16, 2019

Vets and welfare body make joint call to end non-stun slaughter

Vets and welfare body make joint call to end non-stun slaughter

The RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have joined forces to demand the end to a legal exemption permitting...

February 6, 2019

Scottish Government proposes increased sentencing for animal cruelty

Scottish Government proposes increased sentencing for animal cruelty

The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals to strengthen its powers against those who commit animal cruelty. Proposed amendments...

February 6, 2019

CCTV to be made mandatory in Scottish abattoirs

CCTV to be made mandatory in Scottish abattoirs

New legislation is to be brought forward to make CCTV mandatory in all areas of Scottish abattoirs where live animals...

January 9, 2019

Number of animal welfare complaints drops on NI farms

Number of animal welfare complaints drops on NI farms

The number of complaints made about animal welfare on Northern Ireland farms fell in 2017 while complaints regarding non-farmed animals...

December 23, 2018