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Police warning after vet practice break-in
"The items that were taken are intended for livestock only and could potentially be fatal if consumed by humans." (Stock photo)

Thieves stole a quantity of medications for livestock

Police have issued a warning after a number of veterinary medicines for livestock were stolen from a veterinary centre in Wales.

Among the items taken were vials of ketamine, diazepam, morphine, Somulose, Atropine and adrenaline. The drugs are intended for livestock and could be potentially fatal if consumed by humans.

The break-in occurred at a practice in Llanymynech at around 5am on Saturday (3 August).

Inspector Nigel Morgan, of West Mercia Police, said: "We are urging members of the public to be vigilant following the burglary this morning. The items that were taken are intended for livestock only and could potentially be fatal if consumed by humans.

"Our local Safer Neighbourhood Team will be patrolling in the area but we would advise anyone who comes across the vials or any boxes of medication to hand them in to their local police station immediately where they can safely be destroyed.”

Anyone with information on the theft should call 101 quoting incident 158S of 3 August.

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New York to ban sale of foie gras

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 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. 

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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.