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Compulsory microchipping of dogs in Wales - when and why?

03 August 2015

Article by Candice Boyes, National Assembly for Wales Research Service

The Welsh Government is introducing a legal requirement for dog owners in Wales to microchip their animals – the legislation will be made under Section 12 of the… 688 more words


Bureaucracy trumps science & animal welfare

This is the triumph of bureaucracy over science and animal welfare:

British organic farmers are being forced to treat their livestock with homeopathic remedies under new European Commission rules branded ‘scientifically illiterate’ by vets. 418 more words


ILRI scientist Delia Grace receives the Trevor Blackburn Award for contributions to animal health and food safety

We are pleased to congratulate Delia Grace on being announced as the winner of the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) Trevor Blackburn Award in recognition of her multiple outstanding contributions to animal health, animal welfare and food safety in Africa and Asia. 429 more words


Veterinary association to support second year of badger culls

Considering all the data I have read appears to indicate that badger culling to control tuberculosis not only does not work but actually makes it worse as it encourages badgers to move around more, I find it very disappointing that the BVA would support such a dubious activity. 605 more words

Animal Welfare

Bristol Post: Will debate over halal meat lead to a rise in Islamophobia?

A HALAL butcher has spoken of his fear that the national debate over the slaughter of animals will encourage Islamophobia. Abdul Malik owns Bristol’s Pak Butchers, a chain of halal butcher shops supplying the South West with traditionally-slaughtered meat. 111 more words

Religious Slaughter II

John Blackwell, president-elect of the British Veterinary Association, is to be congratulated for his call to make religious slaughter more humane (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britains-top-vet-sparks-controversy-with-call-for-ban-on-slashing-animals-throats-in-ritual-slaughters-for-halal-and-kosher-meat-products-9173258.html). 

There is no scientific reason why an animal should have its throat cut while fully conscious. 172 more words

Animal Welfare

Guardian: Top vet calls for reform of kosher and halal slaughter practices

A total ban on killing animals without stunning them first might not be far off if religious groups cannot agree a more humane way of slaughter soon, a top vet has said. 160 more words