First WTO deal on fishing subsidies hailed as historic despite ‘big holes’ | Fishing industry

After 20 years of failed negotiations, the World Trade Organization has secured a deal to curb harmful subsidies that contribute to overfishing. Conservationists and campaign groups welcomed last week’s agreement as historic, despite criticism of “big holes” in the agreement. The deal was the first concluded in Geneva for all 164 member states of the … Read more

Animal rights activists ‘sprayed with cow poo’ in protest against meat industry | Animal welfare

Animal rights activists have scaled the roof of a national beef industry event in protest against the meat industry. The demonstration, which began in the early hours of Saturday, is said to have resulted in one protester being taken to hospital after chaos unfolded outside Darlington Farmers Auction Mart (DFAM) in County Durham. Photos showed … Read more

Fishers River Tees hold mass protest over crab and lobster Deaths | Fishing industry

About 25 fishing boats have sailed into the mouth of the River Tees while setting off flares and fireworks in a protest over mass marine deaths that are ruining livelihoods as well as being a “huge ecological disaster”. More than 200 well-wishers, many representing conservation and environmental campaigns, cheered from the shore, chanted “Stop the … Read more

Vets4Pets launches national campaign to champion industry heroes

Practice group Vets4Pets has launched a national campaign to celebrate and thank all veterinary teams caring for the nation’s pets. In launching the campaign, the group said it wants to champion everyone working across the professions to showcase their passion, dedication and commitment. Vets4Pets said the campaign followed its Project Listen report, which raised the … Read more