Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2011«

‘Berlin plans hunt of wild boar invaders’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Berlin plans hunt of wild boar invaders’. ‘… Wild boar drawn to the inner city for food are damaging gardens and causing car accidents, prompting a controversial hunt focused on killing piglets – Under the bright lights of Berlin’s inner city shines a world of […]

Cambridgeshire primary school trip to see wildfowling

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Father’s anger over primary school duck shooting trip’. ‘… A father has complained that his 10-year-old daughter was left traumatised after what she thought was a school birdwatching trip turned out to be a shooting demonstration – Ray Poolman, 49, said that he was shocked […]

‘farmland birds have fallen to the lowest numbers ever recorded in Britain’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘UK bird populations: which ones are down – and which are going up?’. ‘… Some of the UK’s most iconic birds are in danger of being wiped out as farmland birds have fallen to the lowest numbers ever recorded in Britain. Birds that forage and […]

‘Gecko smuggling: Philippine police rescue 1,600 lizards in warehouse’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), a short news item was posted on HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Gecko smuggling: Philippine police rescue 1,600 lizards in warehouse’. ‘… MANILA, Philippines — An official says police have rescued more than 1,600 geckos in a southern Philippine warehouse they suspect would have been smuggled to Asian countries. The Philippines has expressed alarm […]

‘Some good news…’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Some good news…’. ‘… As indications come from Westminster that repeal is off the table for the coalition Government, similar news is received in the Republic of Ireland where Taoiseach (President) Enda Kenny (Fine Gael) has officially […]

‘Leonardo da Vinci unleashed: the animal rights activist within the artist’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Leonardo da Vinci unleashed: the animal rights activist within the artist’. ‘… Liberator of caged birds, vegetarian … whatever the myths or realities about Leonardo, one thing is certain: he was ahead of his time in questioning the superiority of humans to animals – The […]

‘Liquid living worms survive space’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Liquid living worms survive space’. ‘… Worms have survived their first space mission in liquid form. The result, published in a Royal Society journal, means worm colonies can be established on space stations without the need for researchers to tend to them. […]

UK seafood: ‘Waste water treatment impact on norovirus in sewage’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), a news item was posted on thefishsite.com titled ‘Waste water treatment impact on norovirus in sewage’. ‘… UK – In response to growing concerns over public health from mainly uncooked oysters, Defra’s Water Quality team has been commissioned to carry out a study to make an initial assessment of whether conventional waste […]

‘£100M+ investment to protect UK food security’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), a news item was posted on thepigsite.com titled ‘£100M+ investment to protect UK food security’. ‘… UK – Major sectors of the UK economy and food chain have received a significant boost following the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of £80M of capital investment for the further development of research […]

‘Prince of Wales calls for more school farms’

November 30, 2011

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Today (30th November), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Prince of Wales calls for more school farms’. ‘… Addressing young farmers in Lincolnshire, the Prince said Britain needs to grow more of our own food in order to feed the growing world population. But he said not enough young people are going into farming […]

‘UK’s public sector awarded for contribution to animal welfare’

November 30, 2011

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Yesterday (29th November), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘UK’s public sector awarded for contribution to animal welfare’. ‘… Last night, Monday 28th November 2011, Compassion in World Farming recognised over 40 hospitals, educational centres and local councils at the Public Procurement Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in […]

UK: Treasury to review wildlife protection laws

November 30, 2011

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Yesterday (29th November), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Osborne tears up key countryside protection and green energy project’. ‘… Two major retreats on the environment formed part of the economic growth plans announced by the Chancellor, George Osborne, in his Autumn Statement today, raising fresh questions about David Cameron’s pledge to head “the […]

US: ‘A win for grizzly bears’

November 30, 2011

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Yesterday (29th November), One Green Planet posted a short news item on their web-site titled ‘A win for grizzly bears’. ‘… A ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2007 decision to remove the bears from the endangered species list. U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

‘Do wild animals suffer from PTSD and other psychological disorders?’

November 29, 2011

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Today (29th November), a long item was posted in the ‘Animal emotions’ blog on the US Psychology Today web-site titled ‘Do wild animals suffer from PTSD and other psychological disorders?’, written by Professor Marc Bekoff. ‘… About 15 years ago a woman in my advanced animal behavior course asked me if wild nonhuman animals suffer […]

‘Matt Damon speaks out against bullfighting’

November 29, 2011

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Today (29th November), a short item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Matt Damon speaks out against bullfighting’. ‘… Matt Damon’s attendance at a bullfight in Mexico last week caused an almighty stir amongst animal lovers. The backlash was instant, and Damon was vilified everywhere from animal rights […]

‘Consumers turn to speciality meats as game sales soar’

November 29, 2011

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Today (29th November), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Consumers turn to speciality meats as game sales soar’. ‘… UK sales of venison, wood pigeon, quail and rabbit are predicted to reach a record £84m this year – Sales of game and speciality meats have soared this year, retailers report, as consumers switch to […]

‘Horse slaughter for human consumption now legal in the U.S.’

November 29, 2011

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Today (29th November), One Green Planet posted a short news item on their web-site titled ‘Horse slaughter for human consumption now legal in the U.S.’. ‘… The five-year-old ban on horse slaughter for meat in the U.S. has been lifted by members of Congress who dropped a provision in a spending bill that barred funding […]

‘Alarming rise in Ramsgate live exports’

November 28, 2011

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Today (28th November), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted  a news item on their web-site titled ‘Alarming rise in Ramsgate live exports’. ‘… New figures collated by Compassion in World Farming suggest the total number of animals exported through Ramsgate is already more than 60,000 since May, with December – traditionally a busy month – […]

‘Hunting Act proven to be successful’

November 28, 2011

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Today (28th November), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Hunting Act proven to be successful’. ‘… Those that say the Hunting Act does not work, is an awful piece of legislation and should be repealed, suffered a blow last week when a parliamentary question proved once […]

‘BUAV attends Democratic Unionist Party Conference in Northern Ireland’

November 28, 2011

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Today (28th November), the British Union of Anti-Vivisectionists (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV attends Democratic Unionist Party Conference in Northern Ireland’. ‘… The BUAV team has been busy at the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) conference in Belfast, the last of the party conferences and the largest held by DUP with […]