Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2010«

'GM pigs: Green ham with your eggs?'

December 30, 2010

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Yesterday (4th January), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site and also broadcast on the BBC news channel, titled ‘GM pigs: Green ham with your eggs?’. ‘… In a small complex of nondescript barns set in the flat, snow-covered fields of Ontario is a scientific project which, some argue, represents the new frontier […]

'Forest of Dean protesters fight big woodland selloff'

December 30, 2010

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Yesterday (3rd January), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Forest of Dean protesters fight big woodland selloff’. ‘… There’s been nothing quite like it in the ancient Forest of Dean since the last time a Conservative government tried to privatise Britain’s largest oak forest. In 1993, the threat to sell off 42 square miles […]

'Bees in freefall as study shows sharp US decline'

December 30, 2010

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Yesterday (3rd January), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Bees in freefall as study shows sharp US decline’. ‘… The abundance of four common species of bumblebees in the US has dropped by 96% in just the past few decades, according to the most comprehensive national census of the insects. Scientists said the alarming […]

'South Korea tightens rules to combat illegal whaling'

December 30, 2010

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Today (3rd January), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘South Korea tightens rules to combat illegal whaling’. ‘… South Korea says it is tightening rules to combat illegal whaling. Although commercial whale hunting is banned in the country, the trading of whales that are found dead is still legal. The new […]

a prediction on the future of food

December 30, 2010

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Yesterday (2nd January), an article was published in The Observer titled ’20 predictions for the next 25 years’. Prediction no 8 is “Food: ‘Russia will become a global food superpower'”. ‘… When experts talk about the coming food security crisis, the date they fixate upon is 2030. By then, our numbers will be nudging 9 […]

'"Animals don't show how chemicals act in humans"'

December 30, 2010

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Today (1st January), an article was published in The Guardian titled ‘”Animals don’t show how chemicals act in humans”‘. ‘… The approach to finding alternatives to animals in scientific procedures is widely referred to as the three Rs: replacement, refinement and reduction. Practically speaking, this means trying to avoid the use of living animals, minimising […]

'EU set to admit delay in animal testing ban'

December 30, 2010

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Today (1st January), an article was published in The Guardian titled ‘Cosmetics industry criticised as EU set to admit delay in animal testing ban’. ‘… The final phase of European law designed to eradicate testing on animals of chemicals used in the cosmetics industry is set to be delayed for as long as four years […]

'A big bite for conservation'

December 30, 2010

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On the 31st December, a blog entry was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘A big bite for conservation’. ‘… Overall, you’d have to conclude that 2010 was a better year than most for sharks. Just before the Christmas season began, both houses of the UN Congress passed the Shark Conservation Act, which basically […]

"Three pets abandoned every hour over Christmas"

December 30, 2010

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Today (31st December), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘”Three pets abandoned every hour over Christmas” – RSPCA’. ‘… Three pets are being abandoned every hour during the Christmas period, according to figures released by the RSPCA yesterday. The animal charity has investigated 329 complaints of abandonment between 23 and 27 December, and has […]

'British rivers improve'

December 29, 2010

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Today (31st December), an article was published in The Telegraph titled ‘Sea trout and otters return as British rivers improve’. ‘… Water quality in English and Welsh rivers has improved year on year for the past 20 years, according to the Government agency responsible for regulating the use and management of rivers. A number of […]

'fish farming's new frontiers'

December 28, 2010

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Today (30th December), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘City street to open sea – fish farming’s new frontiers’. ‘… Already, almost half of the fish we eat comes from farms rather than the wild ocean. And with the human population set to expand by about two billion people between now […]

'Cameron set to delay free vote on lifting hunting ban'

December 27, 2010

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Yesterday (27th December), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘David Cameron set to delay free vote on lifting hunting ban’. ‘… David Cameron is likely to postpone a free vote on lifting the ban on hunting with dogs indefinitely in the face of overwhelming evidence that the ban would be retained if MPs did […]

Boxing Day: fox-hunting on the BBC news channel

December 27, 2010

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Today (27th December), an item on a Boxing Day drag-hunting meet was broadcast on the BBC television news channel. The ban on hunting with dogs, continued fox-hunting and prosecutions of fox-hunters,  and the suggested repeal of the ban were all discussed, and the item included an interview with a spokesman from the League Against Cruel […]

'Plans to dispose of nature reserves in chaos'

December 27, 2010

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Today (27th December), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘Plans to dispose of nature reserves in chaos’. ‘… Secret Government negotiations to dispose of England’s most precious wildlife sites in a big money-saving exercise are in tatters. Wildlife charities which the Government had assumed would take over the running of 140 national nature […]

'Why biodiversity loss and climate change are equal threats'

December 26, 2010

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Yesterday (26th December), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Why biodiversity loss and climate change are equal threats’. ‘… Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the media and many organisations have pursued as separate narratives the issues of climate, biodiversity and sustainable development. One of the changes this year, at a UN level, […]

'Eagle owl spreads across British Isles and divides conservationists'

December 26, 2010

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Yesterday (26th December), an article was published in The Observer titled ‘Eagle owl spreads across British Isles and divides conservationists’. ‘… A potential cull of the largest owl in Europe has placed the government at the centre of an increasingly bitter row between conservation groups. There are fears that the eagle owl, a non-native species […]

'The silence on EU subsidies is a gift to Eurosceptics'

December 26, 2010

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Yesterday (26th December), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘The silence on EU subsidies is a gift to Eurosceptics’. This article centres on the voluntary network farmsubsidy.org, which publishes details of EU farm subsidies online and ‘helps people find out who gets what, and why’. ‘… Programmers and researchers at the farmsubsidy.org website, who […]

please give to the Felixstowe Blue Cross centre at Christmas

December 25, 2010

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Today (25th December), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Animal centre in Felixstowe locates new site’. ‘… An animal charity in Suffolk which had been threatened with closure has found a new site it hopes to develop into a new centre in the new year. Earlier this year, The Blue Cross […]

happy Christmas from the NESX vegans!

December 20, 2010

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The NESX vegans say happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year! Remember that you can buy your Christmas presents and cards online from Animal Aid, Viva!, the Vegan Society and other animal charities and campaigning groups, as well as all your Christmas necessities and luxuries… And see hundreds of delish. vegan Christmas recipes […]

'Christmas cruelty: investigation exposes reindeer mistreatment'

December 20, 2010

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On the 6th December, WSPA (the World Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Christmas cruelty: investigation exposes reindeer mistreatment’. ‘… Recent WSPA video footage clearly shows the suffering inflicted on massive herds of reindeer as they are rounded up, transported and slaughtered for their meat in […]