Some 12 per cent of the respondents admitted changing their diet to include more non-meat protein sources in the last five years. Volac dubs this group ‘flexitarians’, and their number is in addition to the approximately 5 per cent of the population that is ‘vegetarian’. The biggest reason for the switch was seen to be… Read More


Reports the Los Angeles Times. But I thought this bit was particularly significant and encouraging. At the West Hollywood meeting Tuesday, Councilman Jeffrey Prang said his office had been inundated with calls from city officials across the country seeking advice on how to craft similar ordinances. … Read More


David Cameron’s plan to repeal the hunting ban shows that beneath the gloss the Tories haven’t changed. Five years ago, Labour banned fox hunting, stag hunting and hare coursing because there is no place for animal cruelty in a modern, civilised society. Making animals tear each other apart is cruelty, not sport. The ban has… Read More


Five years ago this country banned foxhunting. We made a clear statement that hunting with dogs had no place in modern Britain. Having banned bear-baiting and dog-fighting more than 150 years ago, we finally said that setting animal upon animal for sport is not a legitimate part of a civilised society. And the public agree… Read More


Among potential Conservative voters, six out of ten (62%) say that fox hunting should NOT be made legal again, with one in three (33%) saying it should, so says the Conservatives Against Fox Hunting quoting from an Ipos MORI polling published 5th October 2009.… Read More


About a year ago I met a man called Kim Stallwood. At the time I had no idea that Kim was internationally known as an advisor on animal rights. Kim has recently joined forces with Michael Foster MP and is running a petition “Back the Hunting Ban” which he will pass to Michael Foster for… Read More


The increased promotion of vegetarianism is becoming a major concern for British farmers. West Wales sheep farmer, and livestock adviser to the National Farmers Union, John Mercer, says farming industries are now dedicating a lot more time to counter the message that it’s bad to eat animals. “Not a day goes by when we don’t… Read More


“One of the problems associated with culling is that it changes the behaviour of the remaining badgers. With members of their own and neighbouring groups gone, badgers tend to travel further, increasing their contact with cattle both inside and outside the culling area. This undermines the benefits of culling, to such an extent that it… Read More


Conclusions/Significance Our findings show that the reductions in cattle TB incidence achieved by repeated badger culling were not sustained in the long term after culling ended and did not offset the financial costs of culling. These results, combined with evaluation of alternative culling methods, suggest that badger culling is unlikely to contribute effectively to the… Read More