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A quiet revolution is also taking place in labs, where scientists are working to cultivate meat and seafood grown from cells, with the potential to reduce demand for industrial animal agriculture even further.
Will cultured meat soon be a common sight in supermarkets across the globe?
20 February 2020
The buyers of leather goods do not always know where the leather comes from. In the 37 degree film, author Manfred Karremann tracks down the tortuous ways of transporting animals.
The truth behind the transport of animals used for leather
20 February 2020
Investigations have once again uncovered violations that inflict unnecessary suffering on animals being transported alive, despite the EU Transport Regulation entering into force thirteen years ago.
Investigation into fate of cattle and unweaned calves reconfirms urgent need to revise EU law
19 February 2020
Decision concerns two ships regularly transporting live animals to the Middle East, prompting questions about monitoring of fleet.
Ireland revokes livestock ship operator's licence for low performance rating
18 February 2020
Researchers worry about the "growing influence [of the lobbies of animal husbandry] in public decisions which takes on a worrying dimension for our democracy"
130 researchers warn in open letter to better protect whistleblowers in France
29 January 2020
The country was going to breed a herd of genetically dehorned cows. Then errors in the cows' DNA cropped up.
Brazil's plans for gene-edited cows got scrapped because of errors in DNA
26 August 2019
Calves being transported from Lithuania to Israel have been found in extremely overcrowded conditions on the trucks, lying in a thick layer of manure and suffering from heat and extreme thirst.
Suffering of calves on 1700km road journey to Israel
16 August 2019
International animal rights associations have handed Nacional dramatic and poignant photographs proving that Croatia does not comply with European animal welfare standards
European Commission is considering sanctions on Croatia over animal abuse in Rasa
13 August 2019
Gene-editing is seen by many as the ultimate in precision breeding. Polled cattle, whose horns have been genetically removed, have been presented as exemplars of this–a socially beneficial use of precise genome engineering.
FDA finds unexpected antibiotic resistance genes in ‘gene-edited’ dehorned cattle
12 August 2019
The Party for the Animals has taken the first step on Tuesday to set up a European parliamentary committee of inquiry to investigate animal transport abuses
Anja Hazekamp MEP calls on her colleagues to support the creation of a committee of inquiry on live transport
2 July 2019
These images were filmed between February and May 2019 in the Sourches experimental station belonging to the agro-industrial group Avril, located in the town of Saint-Symphorien, in the Sarthe region.
Investigation on 'porthole' cows in experimental site of French agro-industrial group Avril
26 June 2019
Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, have temporarily banned live exports.
Dutch vets association supports Bavarian decision to temporarily ban live exports
27 February 2019