Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate

Posted on September,10,2019 | 0 Comments

New law says animals must be stunned before slaughter, winning activists’ support but upsetting Jews and Muslims. Brussels and Wallonia, Belgium – Inside his Brussels office, animal rights activist Michel Vandenbosch opens a large book he wrote about the Global Action in the Interest of Animals, or GAIA, Belgium’s leading animal rights organisation. Vandenbosch, its […]

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China’s Guangdong to release another 3,150 tonnes of pork from reserves to secure supplies

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China’s Guangdong province said it will release 3,150 tonnes of frozen pork from reserves during the upcoming holidays, part of a campaign to secure supplies of the country’s favourite meat, local media reported on Monday, after a devastating disease ravaged the hog herd. The pig herd in the major pork consuming region has fallen 34% […]

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Philippines declares first African swine fever outbreak near Manila

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Dead pigs found in some backyard farms in the Philippines tested positive for African swine fever, the country’s agriculture chief said on Monday, the first outbreak of the virus detected in the world’s 10th largest pork consumer. The announcement was based on the results of laboratory tests requested by Agriculture Secretary William Dar after reports […]

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Sheep trade: Beef protests affecting lamb throughput in factories

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During the week ending September 1, the number of hoggets slaughtered at Department of Agriculture approved sheep export plants was 126 – a decrease of 65 head on the previous week. In addition, the number of spring lambs processed increased by 349 and amounted to 52,695. This week, Kildare Chilling (Monday quote) is offering a […]

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‘We cannot and will not condone illegal blockading of meat plants’ – Beef Plan

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The Beef Plan Movement has stated that it “cannot and will not” condone the illegal blockading of factories. In a statement, issued by the group’s co-chairman Hugh Doyle and Eamon Corley, the movement said it will continue to support farmers that want to exercise their right to peaceful protest. The communication follows a decision in the High […]

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Beef sector deadlock continues as protest force closure of 12 plants

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Some protestors have told the High Court they will not obstruct meat processors. There is no indication of a resumption of talks aimed at resolving the crisis in the beef sector, as a number of protesters gave commitments to the High Court on Friday they would not obstruct the work of meat processing plants. Minister […]

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‘I feel very empty’: Northamptonshire farmer speaks out after more than 25 of his sheep illegally slaughtered

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A farmer who lost more than 25 lambs and ewes in the latest incident of illegal sheep butchery in Northamptonshire has told of his frustration and upset. Patrick Green, of Church Farm, Harpole, has spent his life breeding and raising sheep with his father James. But police officers discovered at least 26 of his lambs […]

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No ‘scientific’ reason to ban chlorine-washed chicken, Defra scientist says

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There is no ‘scientific’ reason’ to ban chlorine-washed chicken or hormone beef in any trade deal post-Brexit, Defra’s chief scientist says. Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving the post this month after seven years, said there is no evidence that the practice is harmful to public health. Speaking to Sky News, he said the British public […]

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‘I feel very empty’: Northamptonshire farmer speaks out after more than 25 of his sheep illegally slaughtered

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

A farmer who lost more than 25 lambs and ewes in the latest incident of illegal sheep butchery in Northamptonshire has told of his frustration and upset. Patrick Green, of Church Farm, Harpole, has spent his life breeding and raising sheep with his father James. But police officers discovered at least 26 of his lambs […]

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No ‘scientific’ reason to ban chlorine-washed chicken, Defra scientist says

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

There is no ‘scientific’ reason’ to ban chlorine-washed chicken or hormone beef in any trade deal post-Brexit, Defra’s chief scientist says. Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving the post this month after seven years, said there is no evidence that the practice is harmful to public health. Speaking to Sky News, he said the British public […]

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