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BBC documentary reveals health impacts of meat

Despite trying to remain impartial throughout, the first part of the BBC’s documentary ‘Horizon: Should I Eat Meat?’ (18 August) showed in no uncertain terms that current meat consumption levels in the UK are unhealthy, especially those of processed red meat such as bacon and sausages.

More about the documentary Horizon: Should I Eat Meat?

The Inglorious Twelfth

August 12th – the so-called Glorious Twelfth – marked the start of the four-month grouse shooting season. A new Animal Aid report, Calling the Shots 2014, is aimed at alerting the public to the truth about an activity that is based on extensive wildlife and environmental destruction. Burning is carried out to encourage the growth of fresh heather, on which the grouse are fattened-up for shooting. Roads are dug and car parks built for the visiting ‘guns’. Moorland wildlife perceived to threaten the birds is slaughtered.

More about the Glorious Twelfth and out-of-control grouse shoot owners Take action now

Insensitivity of primate researchers exposed by government committee

The Animals in Science Committee (ASC), which is responsible for advising the government on vivisection, has rejected several elements of a deeply disturbing government-commissioned report that downplayed the suffering of primates used in neuroscience research.

More about the report Read our response to the report

Other top stories

Two farmers prosecuted for neglecting animals Growing backlash against the brutality and rural vandalism of grouse shoot owners Royal Ascot death toll rises to four Visit our new website Home Office minister calls for an end to animal testing Giving up meat is better for the environment than giving up your car, says new study Two-thirds of British chicken contaminated with campylobacter Another increase in animal experiments: Government tries to airbrush GM animal suffering New poll reveals overwhelming opposition to battery cages for game birds Appeal for common sense from new Environment Minister Culling badgers ‘won’t control bovine TB’ New poll reveals overwhelming opposition to battery cages for game birds Crustaceans feel anxiety Monkeys brain-damaged and given ecstasy in ‘disturbing’ experiments Government figures on effective stunning in UK slaughterhouses attacked as 'wildly inaccurate'

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