Coles meets animal welfare commitments
January 20th, 2013

Coles meets animal welfare commitments

The Coles chain in Australia has delivered on its customer commitment to improve animal welfare standards a year ahead of schedule by totally removing caged eggs and sow stall-produced pork from its Coles brand product range.

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December 10th, 2012

SPCA says no to another 20 years of cages

Minister of Primary Industries, David Carter, released the 2012 Layer Hen Code. Current cages, known as battery, must be phased out by 2022 only to be replaced by colony cages.

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Nobody is happy with new code for layer hens
December 7th, 2012

Nobody is happy with new code for layer hens

The new Animal Welfare Code for Layer Hens, announced yesterday by the Minister for Primary Industries, David Carter, has prompted an angry reaction from both sides of the hen welfare debate, with egg producers today threatening to take the issue to court. On the other side, the Green Party spokesperson on animal welfare Mojo Mathers has said the new code “entrenches loopholes” that avoid best welfare practise.

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Milk production at record levels
November 26th, 2012

Milk production at record levels

The latest dairy production statistics released by DairyNZ show the 2011-12 season was the most productive ever. 1.69 billion kilograms of milk solids were produced in the year ending May 2012, with total milk production at 19.1 billion litres, breaking through the 1000 litres per hectare barrier for the first time.

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June 25th, 2012

Huge global representation planned for Slow Food Fair 2012

This year’s Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre events organised by Slow Food, with local and central Italian government organisations, will merge to create the largest global representation of the burgeoning authentic food phenomenon.

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Greens call on NZ McDonald’s to follow parent’s lead
June 21st, 2012

Greens call on NZ McDonald’s to follow parent’s lead

Green Party spokesperson on food and animal welfare matters Mojo Mathers has called on the local McDonald’s operation to match its US parent company and specify happy pig products in its outlets.

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California’s hottest foods
June 15th, 2012

California’s hottest foods

Californian food show Pebbel Beach Food & Wine has become the marker of fashion in the western United States.

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Butcher sacked for selling foie gras
February 20th, 2012

Butcher sacked for selling foie gras

London’s most famous butcher Jack O’Shea has been “let go” by the toff’s grocer, Selfridges, for under-the-table trading in foie gras.

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Industry spends big to resist healthier food
November 9th, 2011

Industry spends big to resist healthier food

Food journalist and sustainable farming advocate Michael Pollan says that the food industry is investing large amounts in fighting against regulations that may improve the safety and health standards of food in the United States.

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The science on sentient animals is unequivocal
November 7th, 2011

The science on sentient animals is unequivocal

Responding to accusations of “emotional decision making” on animal welfare matters by Minister of Agriculture David Carter, a keynote speaker at the SPCA hosted animal welfare conference held in Auckland last week declared,–

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US states close access to farms
October 3rd, 2011

US states close access to farms

The American states of Florida, Iowa, Minnesota and New York have all introduced legislation to prevent animal welfare and health investigations of farms.

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September 30th, 2011

Porn takes up the cause of animal welfare

A new website is about to be launched using porn as a vehicle for the promotion of animal welfare.

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