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Lack of information over non-stun exports, BVA warns

The BVA is raising serious concerns about the lack of information on UK exports of non-stunned meat.

In response to a parliamentary question, Defra recently admitted that it does not hold data on how much of this meat is exported.

Furthermore, a trade deal with Saudi Arabia was recently announced, which could greatly increase exports of British lamb and other meat, some of which may be from animals that were not stunned before slaughter.

BVA is calling for information on non-stun exports, firstly to find out how much meat the UK is exporting from these sources, and secondly to ensure supply for non-stun meat does not exceed demand. BVA president John Fishwick said that with Brexit looming, there is a “pressing need for clarity” on these exports.

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Huge spike in ‘designer’ dogs going into rescue

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 The RSPCA has reported a huge spike in the number of ‘designer’ dogs arriving into its care.

Figures published by the charity show there has been a 517 per cent increase in the number of French bulldogs arriving into its kennels. During that time, the charity has also seen an increase in dachshunds, chihuahuas, and crossbreeds.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and Dachshunds."


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AHDB Pork calls for stepped-up biosecurity

Pig farmers are being urged to step up biosecurity to reduce the risk of swine dysentery in their herds.

According to Farmers Weekly, AHDB Pork have confirmed cases in the north and east of the UK and is calling on producers to focus on hygiene to protect their animals.

Members of the AHDB Pork Significant diseases charter are reported to have been informed of the outbreaks.