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Britain: ‘Farmed animals die in the snow’

March 26, 2013

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Today (26th March), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Farmed animals die in the snow’. ‘… Whilst reports in the media about the enduring cold weather and snow have largely focused on the impacts on people, we are just beginning to hear about the consequences for farmed animals. As expected, the news […]

‘Cheltenham claims another victim: Matuhi’

March 14, 2013

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Today (14th March), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Cheltenham claims another victim: Matuhi’. ‘… The Cheltenham Festival claimed another horse victim when 10-year-old Matuhi was destroyed after falling at the final fence in the 4pm race and suffered ‘an untreatable spinal injury’. He was attended by vets behind screens, close […]

‘Farmers’ over-use of antibiotics is major threat to human health’

March 11, 2013

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Today (11th March), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Farmers’ over-use of antibiotics is major threat to human health’. ‘… The Government’s Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has warned that serious action must be taken to prevent antibiotic resistance in bacteria becoming a ‘catastrophic’ threat to public health. […]

‘Processed red meat shortens your life’

March 7, 2013

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Today (7th March), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Processed red meat shortens your life’. ‘… A new study led by scientists at the University of Zurich, and widely reported in the media, has linked eating processed red meat, such as bacon and sausages, with reduced life expectancy. It is particularly appropriate […]

UK: ‘Calls for a mass deer cull’

March 7, 2013

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Today (7th March), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Calls for a mass deer cull’. ‘… The University of East Anglia has conducted a study that, it says, highlights the need for massively increased culling of deer – up to 60 per cent of some species, and more than 750,000 animals every […]

horse racing: ‘Deathwatch 2012: New report reveals shocking horse death toll at Cheltenham and Aintree’

March 5, 2013

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Today (5th March), Animal Aid issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘Deathwatch 2012: New report reveals shocking horse death toll at Cheltenham and Aintree’. ‘… As the racing industry PR machine gears up to hard-sell the Cheltenham Festival and the Aintree Grand National, a new Animal Aid report reveals […]

‘Ditch dodgy burgers – it’s Veggie Month!’

March 1, 2013

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Today (1st March), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Ditch dodgy burgers – it’s Veggie Month!’. ‘… March is Animal Aid’s annual Veggie Month and, in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, there’s never been a better time to go meat-free. Trust in the meat industry has fallen dramatically in recent weeks […]

‘Cardiff University picketed over GM mouse experiments: “Agonisingly cruel and without medical benefit”‘

February 28, 2013

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Today (28th February), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Cardiff University picketed over GM mouse experiments: “Agonisingly cruel and without medical benefit”‘. ‘…  * Animal Aid brands Cardiff University cancer research programme as ‘agonisingly cruel and medically useless’’ * Genetically modified mice riddled with tumours, suffer internal bleeding and fatal bladder […]

Britain: ‘Badger cull announcement’ – mass cull to go ahead

February 27, 2013

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Today (27th February), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Badger cull announcement’. ‘… The government has today affirmed its decision to allow a mass cull of badgers. The shooting will start in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset on June 1st. Dorset has been named as a ‘back-up’ area. Public opinion polls […]

British race horses: ‘Sanctuary not cruelty’

February 22, 2013

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Today (22nd February), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Sanctuary not cruelty’. ‘… Animal Aid’s Horse Racing Awareness Week (31 March – 6 April 2013) takes place in the seven days leading up to the country’s most famous race, the Grand National. Four horses have been killed in this lethal event, […]

‘Shocking new report and film expose GM mice lab experiments’

February 13, 2013

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Today (13th February), Animal Aid issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘Shocking new report and film expose GM mice lab experiments’. ‘…  * Research programme is ‘frenzied, scientifically irrational and terrifyingly cruel’ * Mice genetically programmed to suffer seizures, burst hearts and self-mutilation. They are poisoned with salt, injected […]

‘Horse meat scandal: Just part of a far wider problem’

February 11, 2013

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Today (11th February), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Horse meat scandal: Just part of a far wider problem’. ‘… First, there were widespread expressions of revulsion that the ‘cherished’ horse was ending up in beef burgers, but national newspapers were soon running jokes on the subject. Then came the neurotic self-interest […]

Britain: three race horses killed in one day

February 5, 2013

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Today (5th February), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Three horses dead in a single day of racing’. ‘… Three horses died on British racecourses yesterday (4 February) – one broke his neck and two others their legs. One of the victims, Mujamead, desperate to keep contact with the rest of the […]

‘Swedish experts call for tax on meat’

January 29, 2013

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Today (29th January), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Swedish experts call for tax on meat’. ‘… Agricultural experts in Sweden have called for a tax to be imposed on all meat products in the country and have suggested that such a levy should be adopted across the whole EU. Sweden’s […]

‘Defend the RSPCA against parliamentary attack’

January 25, 2013

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Today (25th January), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Defend the RSPCA against parliamentary attack’. ‘… Following the RSPCA’s recent successful prosecution of the Heythrop Hunt for breaking the law on hunting with hounds, the charity has come under sustained attack from hunt supporters in an effort to discredit its name. The […]

‘My story – the life of a dairy cow’

January 24, 2013

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Yesterday (23rd January), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘My story – the life of a dairy cow’. ‘… The American-based organisation Mercy for Animals recently teamed up with acclaimed artist Gretchen Ryan to create a powerful new film highlighting the plight of cows in the dairy industry. Filmed in the style […]

‘World’s first Professorial Chair in animal replacement science announced’

January 22, 2013

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Today (22nd January), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘World’s first Professorial Chair in animal replacement science announced’. ‘… A new education and research initiative, announced by the Dr Hadwen Trust, will see the UK lead a collaborative global search for non-animal research techniques to replace animal use in medical research. […]

UK: fewer inspections despite campaign for CCTV in abattoirs

January 19, 2013

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Today (19th January), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Cuts to abattoir meat checks “will be the next food scandal”‘. ‘… Move to pare back independent inspections could lead to contamination risks ‘far worse than horsemeat’, union warns – The scandal of horsemeat in supermarket burgers should be seen as a warning of things […]

‘Half of all Welsh Assembly Members support CCTV for slaughterhouses’

January 18, 2013

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Today (18th January), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Half of all Welsh Assembly Members support CCTV for slaughterhouses’. ‘… A Statement of Opinion, tabled by Rebecca Evans AM, has attracted the support of half of all Welsh Assembly Members. Since October 2012, 31 Members have signed the Statement which reads: […]

‘Crustaceans must be protected’

January 18, 2013

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Today (18th January), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Crustaceans must be protected’. ‘… New research indicates once again that crustaceans do feel pain, and yet crabs, lobsters and other sea creatures, can be trapped, transported and stored before being killed without any protection from the law at all. Prawns may […]