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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
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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
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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

Other top stories

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 Animal Aid Shop achieves high rating in Ethical Consumer survey Open letter regarding Cheltenham Racecourse Culling badgers ‘won’t control bovine TB’ New poll reveals overwhelming opposition to battery cages for game birds Crustaceans feel anxiety New reports reveal animal and human cost of fish trade CCTV in Slaughterhouses: Time to Act! Help Us Compile New Farming Deaths Report Halal furore has nothing at all to do with animal welfare and everything to do with prejudice Monkeys brain-damaged and given ecstasy in ‘disturbing’ experiments Government figures on effective stunning in UK slaughterhouses attacked as 'wildly inaccurate' Huge rise in horse deaths recorded on courses across the country

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