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Behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban

Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural...more >>

The elusive heart fix

The use of animals in research has always been a particularly contentious issue. It's a balance between considerations about the well-being of the animal, and considerations regarding the...more >>

Drivers for animal welfare policies in Europe

The European region has been, and remains, a global leader in the development of animal welfare policies. The region has a great diversity of cultures and religions, different levels of socio-...more >>

When research compliance is questioned…

The use of animals in research continues to be one of the more potentially acrimonious subjects of discussion between those with interests and opinions regarding the use of animals in human society....more >>

PETA targets Aus woolgrowers

ANIMAL rights group PETA has released video footage in a new campaign targeting the Australian wool industry, alleging that the footage demonstrates endemic cruelty in shearing sheds. The footage is...more >>

Infrared thermal image for assessing animal health and welfare

Infrared thermal imaging is a non-destructive testing technology that can be used to determine the superficial temperature of objects. This technology has an increasing use in detecting diseases and...more >>

France: a first legislative try to protect wild animals against cruelty?

Up to now, in France, wild animals in the wild are not protected by any law. Only cruelty acts done on the ones held in captivity are sanctionned. But this may change.    more >>

MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law

University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine A programme designed to develop your understanding of how scientific evidence can be applied to give insight and improve animal...more >>

Dog-eating festival divides Chinese society

The annual festival in Yulin in the southeastern province of Guangxi, featuring the sale of dogs to be eaten with lychees, is always a divisive affair, and this year the row has apparently escalated...more >>
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