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The French Paradox Puzzle and the Magic Bullet

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:26 -- Justine

Apparently it is now cheese that is responsible for the French Paradox Puzzle rather than red wine! This revelation has made the headlines in the national press and of course is doing the rounds on social media. It refers to a small-scale Danish study funded by the large farmer-owned dairy company Arla Foods and the Danish Dairy Research Foundation.  

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Have we got your goat, Staffs County Council?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:11 -- Justin

By Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager and Deputy Director of Viva!

Viva!’s concerns about illegal mutilations buried to protect farming industry

Whenever we go undercover to expose animal abuse, one of the questions we are often asked by supporters is whether we have reported our findings to the authorities and what they are doing about them?  There is a widespread misconception that farmed animals are protected from suffering and the laws in place are up to the job. In reality, that simply isn’t true.

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The Scales of Justice…

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:47 -- Justine

Associate Professor Culum Brown, Editor of the journal Animal Behaviour and Director of Advanced Biology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia recently wrote about a group of animals that “…have very good memories, live in complex social communities where they keep track of individuals and can learn from one another; a process that leads to the development of stable cultural traditions. They recognise themselves and others. They cooperate with one another and show signs of Machiavellian intelligence such as cooperation and reconciliation.

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