Animal rights

What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?
Protester dressed as pig at Conservative Party conference
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What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?

Boris Johnson heightens farmers’ fury with bacon sandwich comments
8 Oct 2021
‘In the modern world, the workaholic chino-wearers march ahead’
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‘In the modern world, the workaholic chino-wearers march ahead’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 May 2021
£20m robotic dolphin could replace captive animals
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£20m robotic dolphin could replace captive animals

Chinese ban on exotic creatures could see robot revolution
24 Jul 2020
Campaigners celebrate as the Queen goes fur free
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Campaigners celebrate as the Queen goes fur free

Dresser reveals that Her Majesty will use faux fur in future outfits
6 Nov 2019
Australian PM Scott Morrison targets ‘green-collar criminals
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Australian PM Scott Morrison targets ‘green-collar criminals

Animal rights activists criticised as ‘shameful and un-Australian’ after dozens arrested in nationwide protests
9 Apr 2019
Animals removed from Albanian ‘zoo of hell’
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Animals removed from Albanian ‘zoo of hell’

Authorities force their way into a private zoo to rescue lions, deer and a bear
29 Oct 2018
Has Michael Gove backtracked on live animal export ban?
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Has Michael Gove backtracked on live animal export ban?

Labour and animal rights campaigners accuse the Environment Secretary of going back on his promise
13 Sep 2018

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Is Gove right to bar electric shock collars for dogs
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Is Gove right to bar electric shock collars for dogs

Activists welcome the ban on electrified training devices in England, but others accuse Environment Secretary of a policy U-turn
28 Aug 2018
Fur mislabelling scandal could lead to total ban
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell joins anti-fur protesters outside Parliament last month
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Fur mislabelling scandal could lead to total ban

MPs recommend banning all real fur imports in wake of scandal
23 Jul 2018
Tortured puppy shifts Turkey elections agenda
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Tortured puppy shifts Turkey elections agenda

Disturbing images of dying mutilated dog trigger rare show of unity among nation’s politicians
18 Jun 2018
Where the Tories and Labour stand on animal welfare
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Where the Tories and Labour stand on animal welfare

Labour reveals 50 proposals including banning foie gras and giving tenants the legal right to keep pets
14 Feb 2018
Pet shops could be banned from selling puppies
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Pet shops could be banned from selling puppies

Defra considering ban on all third-party sales to crack down on unscrupulous dealers
8 Feb 2018
Brexit: MPs vote that ‘animals can’t feel pain or emotion’
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Brexit: MPs vote that ‘animals can’t feel pain or emotion’

‘It’s shocking that MPs have given animal sentience the thumbs down’, say animal rights activists
21 Nov 2017
CCTV to be made compulsory in all UK slaughterhouses
All abattoirs will soon be forced to install cameras
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CCTV to be made compulsory in all UK slaughterhouses

Abattoirs will be forced to install cameras under new rules to crackdown on animal abuse
13 Nov 2017
Sick pet is grounds for time off, Italian court rules
Golden retriever
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Sick pet is grounds for time off, Italian court rules

Animal rights group says decision is ‘step forward’ for push to recognise animals as family members
12 Oct 2017
Why one zoo is sawing off the horns of 21 rhinos
Rhinos at Dvur Kralove zoo
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Why one zoo is sawing off the horns of 21 rhinos

Czech zoo says poaching risk in Europe is 'too high' after killing at French rhino enclosure
22 Mar 2017
Greyhound racing banned in New South Wales
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Greyhound racing banned in New South Wales

Australian state government imposes total ban on sport because of 'horrific' cruelty
7 Jul 2016
Rio Olympics: Jaguar shot dead after torch relay
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Rio Olympics: Jaguar shot dead after torch relay

Animal rights activists condemn 'unnatural' use of big cat Juma in Brazil procession
22 Jun 2016
SeaWorld to end killer whale breeding programme
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SeaWorld to end killer whale breeding programme

Animal rights groups welcome news and call on company to release its 29 orcas into the wild
17 Mar 2016
SeaWorld worker spied on animal rights activists
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SeaWorld worker spied on animal rights activists

US theme park admits sending an employee to infiltrate animal rights group Peta
26 Feb 2016
Surgeon claims to have carried out head transplant
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Surgeon claims to have carried out head transplant

Team hails 'successful' procedure on monkey and sets deadline for human operation
21 Jan 2016
Princess Michael sparks outrage with animal rights comments
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Princess Michael sparks outrage with animal rights comments

'Animals don't have rights because they don't have bank accounts and they don't pay taxes' said princess
30 Sep 2015
RSPCA candidate compared farming to holocaust
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RSPCA candidate compared farming to holocaust

Another animal rights activist seeking election as RSPCA trustee wants to set pets freed from 'leather nooses'
21 May 2015
Chimpanzees 'awarded human rights' in landmark ruling
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Chimpanzees 'awarded human rights' in landmark ruling

Court in New York 'implicitly determines' that two chimpanzees being held in captivity are legal 'persons'
21 Apr 2015
PACKHAM: breaching Maltese hunters' privacy?
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PACKHAM: breaching Maltese hunters' privacy?

BBC wildlife presenter questioned by police in Malta over his documentary on 'senseless slaughter' of birds
27 Apr 2014
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