Under care reforms could be profession’s ‘Brexit moment’

A vet and academic has warned that proposed reforms to “under care” guidelines risk becoming the veterinary profession’s “Brexit moment”. Iain Richards, a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, delivered the stark message in a robust debate on the issue during the first day of the London Vet Show. RCVS president Melissa Donald … Read more

‘Brexit freedoms bill’ could abolish all pesticide protections, campaigners say Pesticides

The government’s “Brexit freedoms bill” could see all legal protections from pesticides abolished, wildlife campaigners have warned, putting insects, wildlife and human health in danger. The bill, published a week ago by Prime Minister Liz Truss’s new administration, would see all EU-derived laws removed at the end of 2023, including 570 environmental regulations. The government … Read more

Brexit threatening endangered species as red tape hits zoo breeding programs | Zoos

Breeding programs designed to save critically endangered species are being jeopardized by Brexit, with zoos warning they are being prevented from transferring animals such as rhinos and giraffes by red tape created by the UK’s departure from the EU. Zoos’ small populations mean it is essential that they swap animals for breeding programs to keep … Read more

Crow brainpower study saved from Brexit cuts after appeal raises £500,000 | Research funding

Nicola Clayton’s cognitive research work is set to soar again. The Cambridge scientist’s center for studying the minds of crows, rooks and jays has been saved after the Observer revealed funding cuts were threatening it with closure. A public appeal has since raised more than £500,000, while Cambridge University has also stepped in to boost … Read more

British farmers face paying for border checkpoints in the EU after Brexit halts exports Brexit

British farmers are trying to set up red tape and border checks in France costing millions of pounds – and may even pay for it themselves. Breeders in Britain are unable to export their pedigree cattle, sheep and pigs to the EU because no one has built any border control posts where vets can check … Read more

Game over for UK shooting season as bird flu and Brexit take a heavy toll | Rural affairs

Bird flu has managed to do to game shooting what animal rights activists have been trying to achieve for decades – with a little help from Brexit. Dozens of pheasant and partridge shoots have been called off ahead of the shooting season after an unprecedented outbreak of bird flu in France left gamekeepers in the … Read more

Pet travel after Brexit: taking a dog to the EU could cost £ 300 a time | Consumer affairs

If you are thinking about taking your dog elsewhere in Europe this year, then brace yourself for an expensive and time-consuming headache. Pet owners say they are having to fork out hundreds of pounds for the necessary paperwork after post-Brexit rule changes. Pet passports issued in Great Britain are no longer valid for travel to … Read more