Animal Welfare

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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BASC urges vigilance as cases of bird flu confirmed

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is advising members to remain vigilant for signs of avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu, in both wild bird populations and kept birds this winter. The advice is being issued following two confirmed cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza, one near to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire (highly pathogenic)… Read more »

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Time to tackle the domestic abuse of animals at Christmas

For most of us, Christmas is a time to take a much-needed break from the stresses and demands of everyday life, as we leave thoughts of work behind and enjoy the warmth of home and family. As I look forward to some precious time relaxing at home and my second Christmas with whippet-saluki cross and… Read more »