Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2011«

‘Badger cull critics joined by campaign group 38 Degrees’

July 30, 2011

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Today (31st July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Badger cull critics joined by campaign group 38 Degrees’. ‘… Following 500,000-strong petition against woodland sell-off, group targets proposed method of tackling bovine TB – A campaign group which helped force the government into an embarrassing U-turn over plans to sell off forests has set […]

‘Treat the oceans as an ecosystem, not a resource’

July 26, 2011

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Today (31st July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Fish stocks: Good news is a drop in the ocean’. ‘… The wrecking of the world’s oceans, a largely unseen but catastrophic process, is not inevitable – Last week the scientific journal Nature published a small piece of good news. The infamous collapse in fish […]

‘”Eco-pirate” Paul Watson is in danger of losing his boat’: donate NOW

July 26, 2011

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Today (31st July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘”Eco-pirate” Paul Watson is in danger of losing his boat’. ‘… Sea Shepherd flagship impounded in Scottish port after Maltese tuna fishery sues for £850,000 in damages – “Eco-pirate” Paul Watson is losing a race against time to recover his flagship boat, the Steve Irwin, […]

how sustainable is mainstream cat food?

July 26, 2011

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Today (31st July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Paws for thought’. ‘… As a cat lover who has taken in a number of stray moggies (six at the last count), I’d like to know how sustainable mainstream cat food is – Somewhere the cat went from feline freegan to a beast that must […]

‘Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of animals on the planet’

July 26, 2011

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Yesterday (30th July), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Third of freshwater fish threatened with extinction’. ‘… Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of animals on the planet, with more than a third threatened with extinction, according to a report being compiled by British scientists – Among those at the greatest risk of […]

‘Say NO to the badger cull’: what you can do

July 26, 2011

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Today (30th July), EVOLVECampaigns Tweeted: ‘a new web-page to bring together local protest against the proposed badger cull  (Southwest UK)’. ‘Say NO to the badger cull’ is at www.greenexe.org.uk/badgers/ – the web-page provides information on badgers and  the proposed cull as well as video clips, a link to the League Against Cruel Sports e-petition, and […]

Food Standards Agency: ‘Agency statement on animal abuse at Cheale Meats’

July 26, 2011

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Today (29th July), the Food Standards Agency issued a short statement titled ‘Agency statement on animal abuse at Cheale Meats’. ‘… The Agency is setting out its actions and responsibilities following the publication of footage taken by Animal Aid at Cheale Meats in Essex. The footage shows pigs being abused and manhandled in breach of […]

sky NEWS: ‘Exclusive: Video Shows Pig Abuse At Abattoir’

July 26, 2011

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Today (29th July), sky NEWS broadcast Animal Aid footage of abuse of animals in an Essex abattoir throughout the day and also posted it on their web-site in a news item, titled ‘Exclusive: Video Shows Pig Abuse At Abattoir’. ‘… Animal Aid secretly installed four cameras inside Elmkirk (Cheale Meats) Ltd, an Essex slaughterhouse that […]

The Telegraph: ‘pigs abused at abattoir’

July 26, 2011

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Today (29th July), a short item with video was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Secret footage shows pigs abused at abattoir’. ‘… The undercover video was allegedly recorded over a period of four days at Elmkirk Ltd (Cheale Meats), a family-run slaughterhouse that claims to maintain high standards of animal welfare. The animals in the video […]

‘Primate testing – crucial or cruel?’ – cruel

July 26, 2011

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Today (29th July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Primate testing – crucial or cruel?’. ‘… Sebastien Farnaud of the Dr Hadwen Trust and Professor Roger Lemon of UCL debate the ethics and uses of tests on monkeys – … I thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to start this discussion […]

‘Majority objected to badger cull before policy was approved’

July 26, 2011

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Today (29th July), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Majority objected to badger cull before policy was approved’. ‘… Evidence of overwhelming public opposition to the proposed cull of badgers was withheld until the Government had decided to go ahead with the controversial plan. The results of a consultation held last year revealed that […]

‘badger culling can make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control’

July 26, 2011

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Today (29th July), an item was posted on the New Statesman web-site titled ‘A black and white issue’, about the proposed cull of badgers in England. ‘… The culling of badgers is irrelevant, malicious and ineffective – Applying the definite article in front of the word “science” is the fastest way to make me suspect […]

‘Understanding Neocarnism: how vegan advocates can appreciate and respond to “happy meat”, locavorism, and “paleo dieting”‘

July 26, 2011

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Today (29th July), an item was posted in the one green planet section of HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Understanding Neocarnism: how vegan advocates can appreciate and respond to “happy meat”, locavorism, and “paleo dieting”‘. ‘… These days, few commentaries cause vegans more despair than those proclaiming the virtues of eating “humane” meat, those promoting the ethics […]

‘Morrissey likens Norway attacks to McDonald’s and KFC’

July 26, 2011

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Today (28th July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Morrissey likens Norway attacks to McDonald’s and KFC’. ‘… Vegan singer prompts outrage by saying Norwegian killings are ‘nothing’ compared with deeds of fast-food chains – The former Smiths front man Morrissey has provoked a storm of protest following comments in which the vegetarian singer […]

‘Scilly islands back plans to get rid of 3,100 rodents’

July 26, 2011

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Today (28th July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Rat race: Scilly islands back plans to get rid of 3,100 rodents’. ‘… Conservationists on British archipelago to poison brown rats, which are wreaking havoc on precious bird populations – The rat population on the Scilly islands of St Agnes and Gugh may not have […]

‘Illegal wildlife trade is far more terrifying than just snakes on a plane’

July 26, 2011

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Today (28th July), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Illegal wildlife trade is far more terrifying than just snakes on a plane’. ‘… The snakes found at Bangkok airport are part of a £6bn trade decimating ecosystems and endangering rare species – Last week, an Iranian man was stopped by customs officials trying to […]

‘BUAV’s call to end primate research makes headline news’

July 26, 2011

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Today (28th July), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV’s call to end primate research makes headline news’, reviewing the media coverage of their response to a review of research on primates in the UK. ‘… BUAV’s response to a new report “Review of […]

‘Nearly one in 10 monkey tests has no benefit’

July 26, 2011

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Today (28th July), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Nearly one in 10 monkey tests has no benefit’. ‘… Most of the scientific experiments involving monkeys carried out in the UK are essential for science and medicine, but nearly 10 per cent of them offer no practical or social benefit of any kind, a […]

Essex slaughterhouse breaches welfare laws: DEFRA refuses to prosecute

July 26, 2011

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Today (28th July), Animal Aid posted a news item on the home page of their web-site titled ‘Revealed: cigarettes stubbed out on slaughter pigs’ faces’ and sub-titled ‘But Defra refuses to prosecute!’. ‘… Today, Animal Aid has released footage shot secretly at Elmkirk Ltd (Cheale Meats), an Essex-based, family-run slaughterhouse that kills up to 6,000 […]

‘phone App to promote meat and farming’

July 26, 2011

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Today (28th July), a news item was posted on themeatsite.com titled ‘Recipe phone App to promote meat and farming’. ‘… UK – Meat processing giant VION Food Group has launched a phone App designed to help consumers with recipes and to buy British food. The App is available for iPhone and iPad as a free […]