animal welfare

Italy bans puppy yoga over animal welfare concerns

The Italian Ministry of Health has banned puppy yoga classes, saying only adult dogs should take part, to protect the health of the animals as well as the safety of visitors, on Thursday, the 2nd of May, reports the British broadcaster BBC. Puppies in puppy yoga classes usually run freely around the yoga room and […]

Celebrating Veterinarians as Guardians of Animal Welfare

World Veterinary Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the contributions of veterinarians to society. This day typically falls on the last Saturday of April each year. Veterinary professionals play a crucial role in safeguarding animal health, ensuring the welfare of animals, preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases, and promoting public health. Date: April […]

DVS Sabah holds event to increase animal welfare awareness in the state

KOTA KINABALU: The Veterinary Services Department (DVS) in Sabah hopes to foster better work relations with animal welfare groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to enhance animal welfare in the state. DVS Sabah Chief Senior Assistant Director Dr Zul Bahar Abdul Rashid said awareness and collaboration between state and private sectors in protecting animal welfare is […]

Are consumers willing to pay for animal welfare?

In the EU, improved animal welfare legislation has been on the cards since the Commission first announced its Farm to Fork Strategy​. Although progress has been made​, some Member States have sought to go further and introduce their own national measures. For example, the culling of male chicks after birth is permitted in most EU […]

Online scams target animal welfare organisations

Unscrupulous scammers are exploiting the altruistic nature of animal welfare organisations like PAWS (pictured) by jeopardising their fundraising efforts. PETALING JAYA: In a distressing turn of events, prominent animal welfare organisations, namely PAWS, Second Chance Animal Society, and HOPE Johor, have fallen victim to a surge in online scams targeting non-profit entities. Exploiting the altruistic […]

Wadena vegan creates farmed animal sanctuary in North Dakota – Wadena Pioneer Journal

WADENA — Jordana Pearson’s chickens have come home to roost — not in a bad way, but in a very literal sense. The Wadena native started Haven Hill Animal Sanctuary in Williston, North Dakota, with a pair of roosters after she moved there almost two years ago with her husband, a Sebeka native. “The reason […]

Animal welfare groups file complaint with Ombudsman over EU Commission’s caged-farming ban failure

24 Nov 2023 — Over 30 animal protection organizations have lodged an official complaint with the European Ombudsman against the European Commission’s (EC) failure to uphold its commitment to a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) in which 1.4 million citizens asked for a ban on cages in animal farming.  In its answer to […]

Brussels, my love? EU parks plans to promote animal welfare

In this edition of Brussels, my love?, we hear how the European Commission is juggling multiple files in the context of geopolitical turmoil. ADVERTISEMENT This week we were joined by Ladislav Ilcic, a Croatian MEP from the European Conservatives and Reformists, Ciaran Cuffe, an Irish MEP from the Green party and Suzanna Carp, deputy director of […]

University Of Otago Initiations Face Severe Criticism For Animal Mistreatment: Commissioner For Animals Urgently Needed

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 7:01 pmPress Release: Animal Justice Party The Animal Justice Party Aotearoa NZ (AJP) is deeply saddened and disturbed by reports of incidents involving first-year University of Otago students during flat initiations. While the reports have not been authenticated, it is crucial to acknowledge that we live in a society where animal […]

European Commission faces criticism over failure to clarify animal welfare revision timelines

European Commission executive vice president Maroš Šefcovic (Image credit: Ernests Dinka). 06 Oct 2023 — The European Commission (EC) has revealed its intention to publish only one of four promised proposals on animal welfare in this political term in a move that NGOs warn could end in democratic failure. Direct democratic engagement shows that […]

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