Responding to the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRACom) report on ‘Animal welfare in England: domestic pets’, which makes a number of recommendations to improve the implementation of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 but also calls for RSPCA to ‘step back’ from bringing prosecutions under the Act, Gudrun Ravetz, President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the UK’s leading body for vets, said:
For many years Blue Cross pet charity has been calling for more stringent regulations and tougher laws to safeguard the welfare of pets in the UK. EFRA’s latest report is a positive step in the right direction, but Government can still do more, says the charity.
EFRA Committee Chair Neil Parish MP writes to mark the publication of the Committee's report into animal welfare and domestic pets in the UK.
North Cornwall MP Scott Mann wants 'the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) torn up the day that our Article 50 negotiations are concluded'.
Alan Mak MP writes ahead of today's Backbench Business House of Commons debate on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which he is leading.
Responding to Jeremy Corbyn's new Digital Democracy Manifesto, which was launched today, the Tinder Foundation's Chief Executive Helen Milner issued the following statement:
Top CPRE campaigner Graeme Willis explains to PoliticsHome's Emilio Casalicchio how working the land can offer a real workout, and how Brexit might bring the best out of the farming industry.
A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient and publicly accessible over the coming years.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that bluetongue (BTV-8) vaccine is now available from two pharmaceutical retailers to manage the risk of a BTV incursion.
A film illustrating different methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a lack of understanding and dispel myths around the practice.
A TV show highlighting opportunities for lamb and beef in the Halal market is due to hit the airwaves as part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s commitment to support the sector.
More than three quarters of consumers have been put off buying steak after a bad experience with a tough cut – with one third of those saying they waited at least a month before buying one again.
A high-profile promotional campaign highlighting the versatility of lamb kicked off this week to tie in with the start of the Euro 2016 football championships.
The 2016/2017 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) have been updated with five new ryegrass varieties.
As National BBQ Week begins, discerning UK vets urge consumers to vote for good animal health and welfare by checking food labels before they buy.
More than two-thirds of vets (71%) actively check labels and ask questions about the meat, fish and dairy products they purchase, according to figures revealed by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to mark National BBQ Week (30 May – 5 June).
As a select committee of MPs considers what should be done about the pet trade, Blue Cross is urging a pragmatic solution that will really work.
Fresh economic analysis shows independent butchers have been quick to shift with consumer habits, employing swathes of the UK workforce and generating £2.3bn in revenue.
Independent butchers contributed £555 million to the economy and a significant contribution to employment in food and drink retail, according to a new AHDB Beef & Lamb report.
AHDB Beef & Lamb has commissioned an innovative three-year project investigating the health, welfare and performance of beef cattle on larger finishing units in England.
UKLPG highlights the crucial role of its members that supply gas to power British BBQs and 193,000 of the off-grid homes in the UK.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England urges Government to get volume builders to develop their existing brownfield sites, before needlessly ravaging more precious open land.
Animal welfare charity Blue Cross writes following an appearance this week before the Environment Committee discussing domestic pet welfare.
Poland has the potential to become a major export market for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.