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Chatter box New York City councillors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of legislation that will see the ban of foie gras in the city. The move, which comes in response to animal cruelty concerns, will take effect in 2022.


 Councillor Carlina Rivera, who sponsored the legislation, told the New York Times that her bill “tackles the most inhumane process” in the commercial food industry. “This is one of the most violent practices, and it’s done for a purely luxury product,” she said.


 Foie gras is a food product made of the liver of a goose or duck that has been fattened, often by force-feeding. New York City is one of America’s largest markets for the product, with around 1,000 restaurants currently offering it on their menu. Chatter box

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Introduction of welfare case toolkit
Introduction of welfare case toolkit

BEVA launches one-stop shop to help navigate equine welfare cases
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West Nile Virus confirmed in Kentucky horse

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Record attendance at BEVA congress
Record attendance at BEVA congress

Highest delegate numbers in past seven years
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Progress following strangles initiative

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Charity calls for a ban on donkey skin trade in Kenya
Charity calls for a ban on donkey skin trade in Kenya

Report investigates impact of the trade on local communities
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Vets speak out on laminitis control

BEVA Congress session highlights importance of weight management
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Frequency of WFFS mutation in Thoroughbreds investigated

Mutation is not genetic risk factor
Updated guidance on movement of horses 
Updated guidance on movement of horses 

Guidance designed to help owners in a no-deal scenario
Volunteers help over 1,000 UK horses
Volunteers help over 1,000 UK horses

BEVA Trust volunteers continue to show their passion for horse welfare
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Humane Slaughter Association student scholarships open for applications

Applications for the Humane Slaughter Association’s student/trainee Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarships are now open.

The Scholarships provide funding to enable students or trainees in the industry to undertake a project aimed at improving the welfare of food animals during marketing, transport and slaughter. The project may be carried out as an integral part of a student's coursework over an academic year, or during the summer break.

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 28 February 2020. To apply and for further information visit www.hsa.org.uk/grants or contact the HSA office.

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