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Charity's attempt to distance itself from cruel animal experiments backfires

The British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) attempt to distance itself from some of the cruel animal experiments uncovered by Animal Aid as part of its Victims of Charity campaign has triggered a major new exposé. This reveals a catalogue of disturbing animal ‘studies’ – some of which were carried out overseas – that have received financial support from the BHF. These have included dogs being deliberately given heart attacks, and goats having their hearts electrically disrupted for weeks on end.

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Government figures on mis-stunning in UK slaughterhouses 'more than 99.99 per cent inaccurate'

Animal Aid says Defra is misleading Parliament and the public with ‘wildly, out-of-the-ball-park, embarrassingly inaccurate’ information

When Neil Parish MP was given the government’s official recorded statistics for the number of animals mis-stunned at slaughter, Animal Aid was ‘shocked speechless’ by the response. Because, while the government claims there were just five cases of mis-stuns in pigs, six in cows, and five in sheep across the entire country in 2009, Animal Aid has concrete evidence – which it had already provided to the government – that this figure is ‘wildly inaccurate’.

Moreabout the number of mis-stunned animals in British slaughterhouses
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Gun lobby under fire

The gun lobby has today suffered a serious body blow with the publication of two scientifically robust reports that, on the one hand, demolishes claims that ‘sport shooting’ is immensely valuable to the UK economy and, on the other, accuses owners of grouse moors who burn heather – a common practice – of polluting rivers, damaging the landscape and contributing to climate change.

More about the two reports into the sport shooting industry and grouse moor management

Other top stories

Government kills parakeets One-In-Eight British Adults Is Veggie Statement from Animal Aid on Race Horse Deaths and Daily Mirror United Utilities Calls off the Cull! Bullet in the head for a long-haul horse The Great Vegan Challenge Is Back! Badger Killing has Begun: You can help Ask your MP to support the battery cage ban! Say ‘No’ To Ice Bucket Challenge Environmental impacts of animal farming spark continued controversy Growing backlash against the brutality and rural vandalism of grouse shoot owners Visit our new website Home Office minister calls for an end to animal testing

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