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22 January 2015
PEDv on the Agenda for Southern Indiana Pork Conference
US - Purdue Extension and the trade group Indiana Pork are teaming up to present the fifth annual Southern Indiana Pork Conference...
Chipotle Pulls Pork off Menus
US – US restaurant chain Chipotle last week took pork off the menu of about a third of its 1,700 restaurants because a...
15 January 2015
Call for EU to Ban Foie Gras Production
EU - Animal welfare campaign group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) is to appeal against the ruling the Californian decision...
14 January 2015
Promoting Humane Animal Handling Slaughter in Liberia
LIBERIA - The Humane Slaughter Association has funded a six-month project in Liberia to promote humane methods of slaughter...
South Africa Safeguards FMD Free Zone Status
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Government is to vigorously implement key control measures to safeguard the Foot and Mouth...
13 January 2015
Call to Latvian Presidency to Keep Animal Welfare Central
EU - Eurogroup for Animals has launched has called for animal welfare related policies to be discussed as part of the Latvian...
Foie Gras Sales May Resume in California
US - A federal judge in California has overturned a two-year-old ban on the sale of foie gras in the state....
08 January 2015
Smithfield Pig Producer Freed 20 Per Cent of Sows from Stalls
US - Smithfield Foods reports that more than 70 per cent of the sows on its own US farms are now group-housed, an increase...
06 January 2015
US Welfare Campaigners Target Cage Egg Producers, Processors
US - A Minnesota-based company processing spent hens has denied allegations of animal cruelty following undercover filming...
31 December 2014
Denmark Sees Trend for Organic Beef for New Year
DENMARK - Sales of high grade cuts from organic livestock have been in high demand in Denmark running up to New Year's Eve....
23 December 2014
Can Scrapie be Transmitted to Humans?
ANALYSIS - New concerns have been raised over potential links between the sheep brain disease scrapie and human forms of...
22 December 2014
Outdoor Access of Organic Turkeys Can Pose Risks
FINLAND - In the production of organic turkeys, the greatest biosecurity challenges and the highest disease risks are connected...
UK Avian Flu Restrictions Lifted
UK - All restrictions following the outbreak of Avian Flu in Yorkshire last month were lifted on Sunday....
Joint Declaration Aims to Push EU Further on Animal Welfare
EU - Three European countries have called on the European Union to improve further animal welfare for those species where...
18 December 2014
Benchmarking Countries over Animal Welfare Practices
ANALYSIS - A new nation by nation index of animal welfare practices has been launched by World Animal Protection to help...
17 December 2014
New Animal Welfare Programme Leader at Tyson Foods
US - Tyson Foods, Inc., has appointed Dr Christine Daugherty as its new Animal Well-Being Programs leader....
16 December 2014
Kosher Slaughter Ban Withdrawn in Poland
POLAND - A court has overturned an earlier ban on kosher slaughter of animals, which was due to come into effect in 2015....
12 December 2014
Critical Role for University Research in PEDV Outbreak
ANALYSIS - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus received special emphasis at last week's North American PRRS Conference in Chicago....
11 December 2014
EU Vets Block US Mexican Horse Meat Exports
MEXICO - A block has been placed on exports of horse meat to the European Union from Mexico because of veterinary and animal...
Bird Flu Checks in Belgium
BELGIUM - Belgium's federal agency for the food chain (FAVV-AASCA) has carried out nationwide checks on disease control measures...
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