1st December 2022

AWF Student Grant Scheme Open

Are you keen to learn more about the field of animal welfare and develop your research skills?...

16th November 2022

Traveller and Gypsy-owned horses well cared for, study finds

Assessment reveals UK and Irish Travellers and Gypsies’ horses benefit from good health and welfare. ...

7th October 2022
News BVA

Vets and animal welfare charities challenge Daily Mirror’s 'dangerous dogs' campaign in open letter

The letter expresses concerns about the campaign's demand to add more dogs to the banned list. ...

28th September 2022

Vets welcome new Agriculture Bill that will see ‘inhumane’ pest control devices banned in Wales

BVA has warmly welcomed the Welsh Government’s first Welsh Agriculture Bill, which includes a commitment...

8th August 2022
News BVA

International Cat Day: Stressed and obese - vets report most pressing welfare issues facing UK cats

BVA urges cat owners to mark International Cat Day by checking that they are meeting their cats' welfare...

5th August 2022
News BVA

New report claims post-Brexit trade deals risk undercutting British farmers and lowering animal welfare standards

BVA responds to ResPublica report on the impact of new trade deals on the UK's animal welfare standards. ...

29th July 2022

Ear Cropping Concerns Flagged to Warner Bros

A joint open letter has been issued to Warner Bros, due to the release of their new animated children’s...

30th June 2022
News BVA

Vets welcome new Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill but highlight concerns over loopholes and resources

BVA has today (Thursday 30 June) welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that the Fireworks...

8th June 2022

BEVA: Ethics & Welfare Committee Update June 2022

The committee has had a busy few months including working on: ...

24th May 2022
News RVC

Peke-a-poo: Boom in designer dogs creates the perfect storm for animal welfare issues

A new study, led by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has revealed a huge demand for designer crossbreed...

18th May 2022
News BVA

BVA President praises Scottish vets for sterling efforts to keep animals healthy in difficult times

BVA President Justine Shotton last night celebrated the work of veterinary teams across Scotland to make...

13th May 2022

RSPCA calls for relaunch on anniversary of Government's Action Plan for Animals, as progress stalls

On the first anniversary of the Action Plan for Animals, the RSPCA has issued its performance scorecard...

10th May 2022
News WAP

Animals Abroad Bill abandoned by government

On the 10th May 2022, the Queen’s Speech was read before parliament setting out which laws will be...

10th May 2022
News BVA

Vets welcome Queen’s Speech commitment to prioritise animal welfare in next parliamentary session

BVA have welcomed the Government’s commitment to bringing a suite of measures that provide lasting cross...

27th April 2022
News BVA

Vets call on government to put animal welfare laws top of the agenda in next parliamentary session

BVA are urging the Government to deliver on its stated commitment to animal health and welfare by...

26th April 2022
News BVA

New Bill to ban public use of inhumane glue traps welcomed by BVA

BVA has welcomed the news that a new Bill banning the use of rodent glue traps has passed its Third Reading...

22nd April 2022

RSPCA urgently calls for crabs and lobsters to be added to UK lab animal laws

This World Day for Animals in Laboratories (24 April), we're calling for scientific experiments on...

20th January 2022

RSPCA welcomes new Plan at 'critical juncture' for animal welfare

We've welcomed the publication of the Welsh Government's new Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Plan...

17th January 2022
News WAP

Urge your MP to back the Animal Sentience Bill

The Animal Sentience Bill is due to be debated in Parliament on Tuesday and if passed will help ensure that...

5th January 2022
News BVA

Vets applaud ‘One Health’ animal plan for Wales

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warmly welcomed the Welsh Government’s One Health approach to...

20th December 2021

Father of veterinary medical ethics - Bernie Rollin dies

Bernard “Bernie” E. Rollin, PhD, was a weightlifting philosophy professor fond of motorcycles and horseback...

15th November 2021

New survey on attitudes to animal welfare


4th October 2021

World Horse Welfare-funded research project with the Royal Veterinary College produces ethical framework for competitive horse sports

Leaders in racing and equestrian sport will attend a workshop on the 4th of October to test a new ethical...

30th September 2021

World Horse Welfare welcomes EFRACom’s horse smuggling and equine ID recommendations

Equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare welcomes today’s Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee ...