Cookie use on MRCVSonline
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies.
If you would like to forward this story on to a friend, simply fill in the form below and click send.

Your friend's email:
Your email:
Your name:
 
 
Send Cancel

Free Range Friday to raise money for rehoming centre
Free Range friday
BHWT urge people to bake cakes on Friday, 23 September to help raise funds towards a new training and rehoming centre.

Hen charity urge people to eat cakes in return for a donation

A hen charity has launched an appeal to raise funds for a new rehoming and education centre.

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has submitted a planning application to build the centre at its base in South Molton, Devon. They expect the build to cost
around £200,000.

Once established, the centre will serve both as a place to re-home caged hens and as a space for holding educational talks and training.

The campaign is set to launch on the first ever British Hen Welfare Day (BHWD) on Friday, 23 September which, the charity hope, will become an annual event.

This year, the BHWT urge people
to get involved by holding a Free Range Friday and invite their friends and family to eat cakes in exchange for a donation towards the centre.

Staff at the charity's headquarters will also get involved by baking cakes and bringing them into the office. We’re also told they will be doing something ‘a little eggstra special’ on the day - details of which will be revealed soon.

“This year has already seen the British Hen Welfare Trust achieve some truly wonderful things, from re-homing our 500,000th hen to carrying on making strides in improving the lives of commercial hens,” commented charity founder Jane Howorth.

“This year we are also looking to build our first flagship re-homing and education centre at Hen Central in North Devon. But to do that we need the help of our wonderful supporters, and we believe that together you can all help us towards our goal.

“So whether it’s inside or out, hot or cold and whether you’ve got 50 people attending or five, get the cakes in, get the kettle boiled and get eating!”

If your practice would like to take part in the event, please contact corinne.hendrie@bhwt.co.uk for an information pack. 

Become a member or log in to add this story to your CPD history

Government to run free webinars on exporting horses

News Story 1
 The UK government has announced that it will be running two free webinars for horse owners and exporters, explaining what steps to take to export horses from 1 January 2021.

The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2020, from 9.30am to 11am. It will cover Export Health Certificate (EHC) requirements from 1 January 2021. Click here to register.

The second webinar will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2020, from 10.30am to 12pm. This session will focus on the steps that businesses need to take to export equines from the UK to the EU. Click here to register.

For more information on exporting horses and ponies after 1 January 2021, please visit the gov.uk website. 

Click here for more...
News Shorts
More cases of African swine fever confirmed in Germany

More cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boar in Germany.

According to Pig World, 20 outbreaks have been identified in two districts - Brandenburg, where the original case confirmed on September 10 was found, and near the town of Neuzelle, some 7.5 km away.

The finding represents a further seven cases confirmed by Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler Institute. A Central Crisis Team has been established to coordinate the response to the outbreak.