BVA Backs Badger Cull Report & Calls for Clear Improvements

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the Government’s decision not to roll out badger culling using controlled shooting to new areas and is calling for further detail and assurances before it could support the continuation of the pilots later this year. In early April the Government published the Independent Expert Panel’s report into the […]

Store Easter Chocs Away From Pets, Warn BVA Vets

(BVA Press Release) Curious pets could be at risk if they hunt down their owners’ haul of chocolate eggs and treats this Easter, warns the British Veterinary Association (BVA). Chocolate can be highly poisonous to pets, with dogs most commonly affected. Although awareness about chocolate poisoning is increasing amongst pet owners vets are still seeing […]

Caroline Lucas MP & Animal Defenders International secure commitment from David Cameron for action to ban wild animal circuses

(ADI Press Release) Green Party MP Caroline Lucas last week headed up an Animal Defenders International (ADI) deputation to Downing Street which secured a commitment from Prime Minister David Cameron for action to ban wild animal circuses. She was joined by Stanley Johnson, Peter Tatchell, MPs Adrian Sanders, Jim Dowd and John McDonnell, and ADI […]

Animals Asia’s ‘Peace by piece’ is Largest Rescue of its Kind Ever Undertaken

Animals Asia need your help now to support over 130 bears going from farm to freedom. ‘Peace by Piece’ is Animals Asia’s new landmark campaign to help rescue and rehabilitate over 130 moon bears in Nanning, China. These bears have been kept in horrendous conditions – many trapped in tiny cages from birth – and […]

Baroness Miller Joins Kennel Club Call for Further Action on Electric Shock Collars

(Kennel Club Press Release) Dog welfare organisation the Kennel Club supported Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer yesterday after she secured a House of Lords debate on electric shock collars. Baroness Miller questioned the government’s current proposal to introduce guidance for the use of collars as opposed to an outright ban and called for further action […]

Happy Ending as Pregnant Abandoned Greyhound & Puppies Rehomed

(Kennel Club Press Release) Gracie, an abandoned ex-racing Greyhound, found herself in need of a loving home but it wasn’t long before she and her puppies were successfully rehomed thanks to Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE). Taken in by GRWE in May 2013, Gracie was around 43 days pregnant, but thanks to the charity, […]

New DNA Testing Schemes for Tibetan Terriers Approved by Kennel Club

(Kennel Club Press Release) Following consultation with the Tibetan Terrier breed health coordinator, on behalf of the breed clubs, the Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for progressive retinal atrophy in this breed – PRA 3 and PRA (rcd-4). The PRA 3 DNA test is offered by the Animal Health Trust […]

‘Molly’ Voted UK’s Top Dog Hero at Crufts

(Kennel Club Press Release) Molly, a Cocker Spaniel from Benfleet in Essex, and her owner, Lucy Watts were the special stars of Crufts as Molly was announced as the winner of the Crufts Friends for Life 2014 competition. Molly and twenty year old Lucy were voted the most deserving winners out of five shortlisted finalists […]

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