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College to launch directory of Fellows
“We are delighted to be launching the Directory of Fellows as a way to showcase the work of Fellows and to promote how they are enriching public discourse about veterinary science."
Online directory will showcase Fellowship’s work

Members of the RCVS Fellowship are to be showcased in a new online directory, to encourage members of the profession to reach out to Fellows and harness their expertise.

The directory is set to launch on Fellowship day next month (20 September).

According to the college, the fellowship aims to advance veterinary standards by providing a resource of independent knowledge to benefit the profession and the public.

The new directory will include a profile for each Fellow, with biographies, photos and information on areas of professional interest, field of work and positions held.

RCVS director of leadership and innovation Anthony Roberts said: “We are delighted to be launching the Directory of Fellows as a way to showcase the work of Fellows and to promote how they are enriching public discourse about veterinary science.
 
“Our hope is that both members of the profession and members of the public who have an interest in veterinary medicine will reach out to Fellows, harnessing their expertise to further professional skills and invigorate a curiosity for innovation and the future of the professions. We also hope that the Directory will connect Fellows so that they can continue to work collaboratively to support opportunities to advance veterinary standards.
 
“We would be grateful to both recent and well-established Fellows to help in this endeavour by completing our online form, providing us with the details necessary to build their profile on the Directory.”

Fellows can access the online form through the ‘My Account’ area of the RCVS website.

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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.