BASC launches second newspaper campaign
Successful amendment to Sentience Bill reassures those who work with animals

he new Animal Sentience Committee will now have to respect cultural traditions, religion, and heritage when scrutinising government policy following a successful amendment, which has been supported by BASC, to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill. A group of 31 MPs proposed an amendment accepted by the government at the report stage of the Animal Welfare (Sentience)… Read more »

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Ruger named top dog at Crufts

Flat-coated retriever Ruger was crowned overall winner of the BASC Gamekeepers’ classes at Crufts 2022. The Best in Show – Gamekeepers’ Ring winner Ruger – or Satinbaze Cracksman For Blacktoft to give him his full name, is owned by Helen Fox and was handled throughout the day and evening by her daughter, Megan. After a… Read more »

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Christmas strikes loom for BA
Christmas strike threat hangs over BA

By staff Festive holidaymakers could find their Christmas holidays disrupted if the threat of industrial action by British Airways cabin crew staff becomes reality. A dispute over contract changes has led to the balloting for strike action, the result of which will be announced on December 14th. Under industrial action rules a strike could… Read more »

Brown will still campaign for potential Tony Blair presidency
Blair campaign will continue, No 10 insists

By Alex Stevenson Gordon Brown’s efforts to campaign for Tony Blair’s potential presidency of the European Commission will continue, No 10 has insisted, despite momentum moving away from the former prime minister. Last week was dominated by speculation that Mr Blair might mount a bid to become Europe’s president if the Lisbon treaty is finally… Read more »