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Giving up meat is better for the environment than giving up your car, says new study
New research from the USA has found that cutting meat consumption would do more to reduce carbon emissions than getting rid of your car. The scientists behind the report singled out beef farming as being especially damaging to the environment and proposed cutting subsidies for meat production in order to reduce consumption.Moreabout the environmental impacts of meat production
Two-thirds of British chicken contaminated with campylobacter
An undercover investigation by The Guardian has revealed a string of appalling hygiene and biosecurity failures at slaughterhouses and factory farms that is fuelling the 280,000 cases of campylobacter food poisoning from chicken meat each year.More about campylobacter contamination in British chicken Watch The Guardian's undercover investigation
Keep animals cool in hot weather
With the recent arrival of hot weather, we should be reminded that animals suffer and die when temperatures rise. Dogs die very quickly in hot cars and they should not be left inside them even for very short periods. Opening a window a few inches is not sufficient.
It’s not just dogs who suffer in heatwaves. We offer advice on caring for rabbits, smaller animals and wildlife.More about how to help animals in hot weather