Animal Welfare

Nam Huong in Vietnam unveils first commercial cage-free chicken coop

Vietnam joins other Southeast Asian countries in the movement to promote cage-free eggs with the opening of the country’s first cage-free barn. Most of the more than 8 billion eggs produced in Viet Nam each year are laid by hens raised in wire mesh battery cages, which are so small that the hens cannot even stretch their wings. According to ...

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Boiling live lobsters could be banned in new UK animal welfare bill – Totally Vegan Buzz

“We pride ourselves on having some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world and are fully committed to strengthening them further to ensure that all animals avoid unnecessary pain, distress or suffering. “ Boiling live lobsters could soon be banned under new animal welfare laws proposed by the UK government. It is part of the strengthening of crustacean ...

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Maine will vote on a “right to food”. It will take some time to find out what this means.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Voters will decide in November to enshrine a right to food in the Maine Constitution, which would continue the state’s pioneering efforts on the subject, but would likely spark decades of discussion about what exactly such a right would allow or prevent exactly. The push in Maine is part of a larger effort to strengthen local food ...

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo unveils Ambassador Animal Complex

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) – The Fresno Chaffee Zoo now has a new home for some of its most popular animals – with the unveiling of its Ambassador Animal Complex on Wednesday. “These animals were housed in one of our classrooms and everything was fine, but we really knew that as our program continued to develop and we wanted to improve ...

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“I Think You Need To Give Back:” Hartford Native Aims To Feed All Pets – NBC Connecticut

The pandemic has created enormous economic hardship for so many families, and that includes families with pets. But all the while, a Hartford native who has made animal welfare the vocation of her life has stepped up to make sure that no animal is left without food. For Sonya Harrison, her mission every day is simple: to make sure every ...

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Do slaughterhouses have to have glass walls? Campaign for greater agricultural transparency goes to the High Court

Australian animal rights group leads campaign for greater transparency in animal use industries streets at Supreme Court. Last week the Agricultural transparency project filed a complaint to challenge the Surveillance Devices Act 2007 (SDA), a New South Wales law that restricts the use of cameras and audio recorders in private premises. If the offer is successful, it will be the ...

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UPAWS seeks to ’empty shelters’ with special adoption event

GWINN, Michigan – A state pet foundation partners with a local animal shelter for the national “Empty Shelters” event. The BISSELL Pet Foundation and UPAWS are hosting their national summer 2021 Empty The Shelters adoption event which begins today and ends July 11. The event helps pets find their forever homes with reduced adoption fees across the country. “The shelters ...

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Turkey’s new animal welfare law: animals are not commodities

After years of campaigning by animal rights activists, NGOs and political factions such as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for stricter animal welfare legislation, Turkey has passed a law that defines animals as living things and not as commodities. Following public pressure, parliament created an Animal Rights Legislative Commission in 2019 that has since met with nonprofits, activists ...

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