Exclusives

These stories first appeared on The News Hub, in the Daily Mail or on Telegraph online:


From the Telegraph:

Revealed: industrial-scale mega-dairies spreading ‘by stealth’ across UK

Rise of US-style factory farms will cause cows to suffer, claims charity 

Photo: Gunnar Richter 

From the Daily Mail and MailOnline:

Caged big cat TV stars ‘forced to perform as if in Victorian circus’

Chris Packham slates ‘abominable’ animal-hire firm used by BBC, top brands and pop stars – as campaigners fear for animals’ mental wellbeing


Plans for UK’s largest factory farm, housing 30,000 pigs, raise a stink

Thousands of opponents fear giant scheme will harm human and animal health and open the doors to industrial-scale mega-farms

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Tesco reported to advertising watchdog over ‘buying milk helps cows’ claim

Thousands object to supermarket giant’s slogan, saying taking calves from mothers is cruel


From the Telegraph:

Use Brexit to end live exports agony, demand activists

Protesters around the world join forces on day of action against long-distance animal transport


Fury as breeding centre for vivisection dogs gets go-ahead

Campaigners consider legal action but breeders dismiss cruelty fears as ‘tosh’

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Chicken farm accused of neglect aims to expand, prompting planning battle

Dead birds piled up threaten human health, say witnesses, as plans say thousands will die in sheds


TB in cattle can be wiped out – but not by culling badgers, say scientists

Regions that don’t kill wildlife on course to eradicate disease and culling has little impact, study finds

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EU ‘failing to prevent animal slaughter horror in Gaza’

European cattle killed at ‘hellholes of suffering’ in Palestinian territories with ‘illegal’ and cruel no-stun methods

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Mass ritual slaughter not over yet, warn experts

Animal advocates celebrating end of Nepal’s Gadhimai festival are warned the tradition of sacrifice of living beings runs deep in many Hindu areas

 


The day the world united in defence of superior species (and humanity)

Animal lovers around the world demonstrate their outrage at the pointless annihilation of elephants and rhinos


Luna Lovegood gets mad: Harry Potter star acts against live exports

Evanna Lynch hopes to cast a spell to end ‘grotesque’ trade

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Auction houses face pressure to ban ivory sales

Cameron faces calls for crackdown but dealers battle to retain trade


Superstars of screen and science fight for endangered lions

Virginia McKenna and Stephen Hawking issue plea to Cameron over body parts


COMMENT:

Cruel and undemocratic: Government inaction over ‘performing’ animals is a proper circus

As Thomas Chipperfield stages new events with big cats, ministers must take the chance to heed the overwhelming views of the public and MPs on using wild creatures for ‘entertainment’


The one word doing the greatest harm of all to animal welfare

Comment: People’s fear of attracting this label keeps brutal factory farming systems alive

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The final roar: why and how Cecil’s tragedy must be a turning point

Comment: Outrage at lion’s murder must spur us into halting the decline in the ‘crown jewels’ of Africa and the natural world

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