Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests

Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst 25 May 2016 Science & Environment Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests. Scientists say the drugs boost methane production in cowpats - apparently by favouring antibiotic-resistant, methane-producing organisms in the gut. Antibiotics [...]

Dairy report exposes the expansion by stealth of intensive indoor dairy farms

Article from the  World Animal Protection website  Dairy report exposes the expansion by stealth of intensive indoor dairy farms 25 May 2016 Our dairy report published today shows that British consumers are unaware of the stealth introduction of intensive indoor dairy farms. Tactics by developers include increasing farm sizes gradually and ‘retrospectively’ applying for [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation back Craig Mackinlay’s Bill to change the law to allow Councils to ban the practice of live animal exports from ports they own

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation wish Craig Mackinlay MP every success in getting the law changed to allow Councils to ban the controversial practice of live animal exports from ports that they own. We are grateful to Craig for working hard on this issue and hope the Bill receives the support it justly deserves.  Long [...]

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