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Animal Aid to protest at Uttoxeter Racecourse: 28 horses killed in just six years
National campaign group, Animal Aid, will hold a demonstration at Uttoxeter Racecourse on 19 June to highlight the shockingly high number of horses killed at the Staffordshire venue. At the heart of the protest will be Animal Aid’s Horseracing Consultant, Dene Stansall. Also on hand will be a supporter dressed as the ‘spectre of death’ – a Victorian lady, garbed in dark gothic robes and wearing a striking hat that features a model race horse tumbling over a hurdle.More about Animal Aid's demonstration at Uttoxeter Racecourse
Animal Aid demands proper audit of antibiotic use in factory farms
Antibiotic overuse will be on the agenda at next week’s G8 summit of leading industrial nations, with the UK government set to publish its antimicrobial resistance strategy next month.
Recent studies add to the growing body of evidence demonstrating that the overuse of antibiotics in intensive animal farming is leading to the evolution of strains of dangerous bacteria, and that drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ can be introduced into the human population by farm workers, as well as into the food chain through infected meat.More about the rise in antibiotic resistance and its possible links with use on factory farms
Shooting's Burden on the Taxpayer
Psst! Heard the one about the £1.6 billion industry reliant upon the taxpayer and ratepayer to pay for the routine licensing of the tools of its trade?
Why is the cost of administering the firearm licensing scheme in the United Kingdom not anywhere near met by the firearm owners?More about the costs of administering the shotgun licensing system