Animals farmed: China’s pork inflation, rabbit farm closes and UK mega-farms | Farming

News from around the world or Dutch city will become the first in the world to ban meat adverts from public spaces in an effort to reduce consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Haarlem will enact the prohibition from 2024 after meat was added to a list of products deemed to contribute to the climate crisis. … Read more

Let them eat bugs: UK urges hunger-stricken African nations to farm insects | Insects

UK aid spending is encouraging hunger-stricken Africans to eat insects, with projects aiming to develop the practice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. Edible insects have long been touted as a resource-efficient source of protein, requiring less land and water than conventional livestock. However, taste and cultural resistance have proven to be … Read more

Welsh farm project leads the way in addressing AMR

Embracing technology is critical to cutting the use of antibiotics in farming and potentially raising the industry’s productivity, a group of vets and producers has said. Twelve farms across Wales are taking part in the latest phase of the Arwain DGC project, which aims to highlight ways of preventing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as “proof of … Read more

Judge throws out ‘frivolous’ case by UK puppy farm firm against lawyer | UK criminal justice

A high court judge has criticized a puppy farming company for attempting to get a lawyer jailed after she unintentionally entered an exclusion zone outside its facility while talking to protesters, in a case he said was bordering on “vexatious”. MBR Acres, which breeds beagles in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, for use in laboratory testing, accused solicitor … Read more

Terrified Dog Rescued From Meat Farm Has A Big Surprise

When rescuers with Humane Society International finally gained access to a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, hundreds of dogs were living in deplorable conditions. They were trapped by an industry that cared only for profit, and without outside help, their desperate fates would have been sealed. But after working tirelessly to free the … Read more

4,000 Beagles To Go Up For Adoption Following Rescue From “Dog Factory Farm”

Earlier this month, the Humane Society of the United States approached the US Department of Justice, pleading for the lives of 4,000 Beagles imprisoned inside a Virginia breeding facility. This facility is owned and operated by a company named Envigo in Cumberland, Virginia. Comparable to a prison, the innocent dogs housed in this horrible place … Read more

Sustainability course for farm vets to launch

A training course on sustainability aimed at farm vets and paraprofessionals is being rolled out next week. Vet Sustain and VetSalus are teaming up to offer the online learning course “A veterinary approach to sustainable food and farming”. The course has been designed as a self-paced, 10-module program that is expected to take between four … Read more

More than 20 million farm animals die on way to abattoir in US every year | Animal welfare

Tens of millions of farm animals in the US are dying before they can be slaughtered, according to a Guardian investigation exposing the deadly conditions under which animals are transported around the country. Approximately 20 million chickens, 330,000 pigs and 166,000 cattle are dead on arrival, or soon after, at abattoirs in the US every … Read more

Father of much-loved farm vet aiming to get UK talking about suicide prevention

The father of a Scottish vet who died by suicide is set to embark on a 1,200-mile walk from Land’s End to John o ‘Groats to raise money and awareness of the issue. John Gibson was devastated by the tragic loss of his 24-year-old son Cameron, a farm vet at Clyde Veterinary Group in Lanarkshire, … Read more

Uxbridge-based vet suspended for passing off puppy farm puppies as home-bred – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Uxbridge-based Daniel Doherty MRCVS has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee from the Register for one month after being convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. Mr Doherty was convicted, with others (who were also convicted), in a conspiracy to deceive members of the public by passing off puppies that had been … Read more