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Sympathy, Empathy, and the Plight of Animals on Factory Farms

Are sympathy and empathy important indicators as to who is likely to join the anti-factory farming movement? Are female animal rights activists more likely than male activists to be sympathetic or...more >>

Do veterinarians get enough education on "animal welfare"?

A recent survey of animal welfare, animal behavior, and animal ethics courses in the curricula of veterinary colleges and schools concludes that there is a "need to provide more formal education...more >>

The high public cost of muzzling scientists

To whom is the first duty of a scientist in a crisis – to the politicians who fund them, the employer who pays them, or the wider public, desperate for information?   Scientists who do...more >>

Laser spectroscopy gender determination in poultry eggs

A method of using spectroscopy to determine the sex of a chicken egg before it hatches is being developed by researchers at the Dresden University of Technology and the University of Leipzig, in...more >>

Animal welfare as a point of commercial difference

There are an increasing number of businesses that have recognised that good animal welfare is good business in a society where more consumers do in fact care, and are guided by animal welfare...more >>

Considering the pros and cons of "telemedicine"

Are you familiar with the term "telemedicine"? Telemedicine has been defined as the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a...more >>

Leaked TTIP documents cast doubt on EU-US trade deal

Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health. Talks for a free trade deal between Europe and the US face a serious...more >>

Leaked TTIP documents cast doubt on EU-US trade deal

Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health. Talks for a free trade deal between Europe and the US face a serious...more >>

Cruelty charges against horse dentist (Australia)

A central Victorian horse dentist is facing 25 charges including aggravated cruelty for allegedly using rotary cutters to grind a horse’s teeth, leaving it unable to process food.  ...more >>
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