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The devil is in the detail of post-Brexit trade deals | Letters

The devil is in the detail of post-Brexit trade deals | Letters

As many people suspected, and as is becoming more and more obvious, the UK, with its sweatshop economy, weak productivity and huge trade deficit, is going to find itself in very chilly waters after we
Meatonomics' David Robinson Simon: 'Everything I envision for meat has happened with tobacco'

Meatonomics' David Robinson Simon: 'Everything I envision for meat has happened with tobacco'

Most arguments for shunning animal products focus on health, ethics and the environment, the vegan author says. ‘I just wanted to have a fourth perspective, which is economics’David Robinson Simon’s
Why Animal Cruelty Is Bad Business

Why Animal Cruelty Is Bad Business

The free market is freeing animals.
The eco guide to animal welfare

The eco guide to animal welfare

Britain is an international leader in animal welfare and now, fortunately, the message is beginning to spread – importantly to ChinaAnimal welfare is one of the UK’s most successful exports. When the

These massive endangered whales keep dying off the coast of Canada and the U.S.

In the span of five months, sixteen right whales have been found dead off the east coast of Canada and the U.S. And scientists believe human activity is the likely culprit. It’s a huge deal for the
Photo of elephant and calf fleeing fire-throwing mob wins top prize

Photo of elephant and calf fleeing fire-throwing mob wins top prize

Photograph taken in eastern India, titled ‘Hell is here’, shows crowd hurling flaming tar balls at animalsAn arresting image showing an adult elephant and its calf fleeing a mob attack has won a top
Cyprus dog deaths push animal abuse on to election agenda

Cyprus dog deaths push animal abuse on to election agenda

Three months before presidential ballot, growing outrage over treatment of animals is forcing politicians to actA public outcry over cases of horrific abuse against dogs has pushed animal rights to
Australian greyhound owners fined over exports to cruel conditions in China

Australian greyhound owners fined over exports to cruel conditions in China

Three owners bought 166 dogs from NSW racetracks and sold them overseas, including to a Shanghai zoo which races the animals against cheetahsThree greyhound owners have been fined for exporting 166
Koala found dead with ears cut off in case of 'disgusting' animal cruelty

Koala found dead with ears cut off in case of 'disgusting' animal cruelty

Marsupial’s body found on Hopkins Point Road at Warrnambool in Victoria’s south-west on MondayA koala has been found dead with its ears cut off in Victoria’s south-west as police investigate a spate
Queensland council stands by $10 bounty for adult feral cat scalps

Queensland council stands by $10 bounty for adult feral cat scalps

Banana shire also offers $5 for feral kitten scalps, $30 for dingoes or wild dogs and $10 for foxes, despite claims of animal crueltyA Queensland local council will not back down on a controversial
Trophy review – stomach-turning doc takes aim at big-game hunters

Trophy review – stomach-turning doc takes aim at big-game hunters

The macabre ultra-luxury sport of ‘canned’ trophy hunting in Africa comes under unflinching scrutiny in a documentary to make your blood boilTrophy is a documentary about the highly commodified and
Fate of lynx shot dead in Wales raises questions over 'hobby zoos'

Fate of lynx shot dead in Wales raises questions over 'hobby zoos'

Hollywood film We Bought a Zoo showed feelgood side of amateur zookeeping, but some are calling for tighter restrictionsWhen the Mee family bought Dartmoor Zoological Park in October 2006, it was in a
MPs hog social media as they deny voting animals are not sentient

MPs hog social media as they deny voting animals are not sentient

Commons vote against transferring EU protocol on animal sentience into UK law was widely misconstrued, insist MPsMPs have been forced to deny that a Commons vote last week means animals are not
Gove says UK law will specifically recognise animal sentience

Gove says UK law will specifically recognise animal sentience

Environment secretary moves to end social media campaign against Conservative MPs who voted against EU withdrawal bill amendmentMichael Gove has promised to make “any necessary changes” to UK law to
IFS says budget shows UK 'in danger of losing two decades of earnings growth' - as it happened

IFS says budget shows UK 'in danger of losing two decades of earnings growth' - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the budget, Philip Hammond’s morning interviews and the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ post-budget
Anyone for crickets? Finnish bakery sells bread made from insect

Anyone for crickets? Finnish bakery sells bread made from insect

Fazer in Helsinki claims to be first store in world to offer insect bread, which contains about 70 crickets ground up into flourA Finnish bakery has launched what it claims to be the world’s first
Tories briefed on new policies after fears about 'compassionless' image

Tories briefed on new policies after fears about 'compassionless' image

Principles developed after backlash over party’s rhetoric on foxhunting and ivory trade during the general electionConservative MPs have been briefed by No 10 on seven new policy principles
Tories must step up on animal welfare | Letters

Tories must step up on animal welfare | Letters

The League Against Cruel Sports’ Chris Luffingham suggests ways the Conservatives might start shedding their ‘nasty party’ imageThere’s a simple solution to the Conservative dilemma about being
Scotland bans use of wild animals in travelling circuses

Scotland bans use of wild animals in travelling circuses

Animal welfare groups welcome decision of Scottish parliament and call on Westminster to follow suit Scotland has become the first country in the UK to ban the use of wild animals in travelling
Puppy farming to be targeted in UK government crackdown

Puppy farming to be targeted in UK government crackdown

Legislation to stop breeders keeping ‘battery dogs’ in appalling conditions will be unveiled in new yearUnethical puppy farming is to be targeted in a new government crackdown against unscrupulous