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Press Release Section Icon 12/07/2023

UK egg industry urges government to reconsider trade deal

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), Compassion in World Farming and the RSPCA have joined forces to urge the UK government to reconsider its decision to exclude eggs as a sensitive sector in the recently agreed Comprehensive and…

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Press Release Section Icon 07/07/2023

UK not doing enough to curb antibiotic use on farms, say campaigners

Proposed laws to curb antibiotic use on UK farms contain loopholes that could undermine the fight against deadly drug-resistant bacteria

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Press Release Section Icon 23/06/2023

US approves chicken made from cultivated cells, the nation’s first ‘lab-grown’ meat

For the first time, U.S. regulators approved the sale of chicken made from animal cells, allowing two California companies to offer “lab-grown” meat to the nation’s restaurant tables and eventually, supermarket shelves.

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Press Release Section Icon 09/06/2023

Supermarkets encouraged to sign-up to the Better Chicken Commitment

ANIMAL welfare campaigners are calling on the public to lobby their supermarkets to encourage them to sign-up to the Better Chicken Commitment (BCC).

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Press Release Section Icon 06/06/2023

Chicken welfare: 90% want supermarkets to ditch fast-growing breeds

Almost nine out of 10 shoppers want the UK’s major supermarkets to end their dependence on fast-growing chickens, according to new research by the RSPCA.

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Press Release Section Icon 26/05/2023

‘Frankenchicken’ judicial review rejected by High Court

The High Court this week rejected a legal challenge by welfare charity The Humane League – supported by evidence from the RSPCA – which claimed Defra’s permitting of the rearing of the birds was unlawful in relation to the Welfare of Farmed…

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Press Release Section Icon 22/05/2023

Co-op to reduce maximum chicken stocking density

The Co-op commits to lower the maximum stocking density of the chickens in its supply chain to 30kg/m2 but is against adopting the Better Chicken Commitment – something 96% of the retailer’s members has voted in favour of.

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Press Release Section Icon 22/05/2023

‘More Money, More Meat’: eating to extinction

A new report has revealed the globe’s first national reduction targets for animal-sourced foods, saying it will help ensure the future of humanity.

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Press Release Section Icon 21/05/2023

Co-op members and board at odds over AGM vote on chicken welfare

Motion to adopt Better Chicken Commitment carried by 96% but directors cited need for low prices

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Press Release Section Icon 19/05/2023

I’ve campaigned for decades against the horrific lives factory-farmed chickens lead – but now there’s hope

A shift in supermarkets’ attitudes and a new judicial review could at last make us face up to this blot on our moral conscience

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