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The first signs that student university applications are bouncing back after the introduction of £9,000 a year fees emerged today.

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More than three quarters of British zoos are failing to meet minimum animal welfare standards.

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British scientists have made a breakthrough which may enable cattle to be vaccinated against TB, doing away with the need to cull the badgers believed to be infecting them.

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ASA clears RSPCA re-homing advert

An ad for the RSPCA's Home for Life service has been cleared following complaints that the charity omitted to mention that it euthanises some animals in its care.

Schmallenberg virus re-emerges and could spread throughout British livestock over the next few weeks

Schmallenberg virus, a new livestock disease discovered last year which causes birth deformities in sheep and cattle, has re-emerged this summer and could spread all across Britain in the weeks to come, scientists warned today.

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A former president of the British Veterinary Association claims that meat producers have increased the number of animals slaughtered according to religious principles, without prior stunning, because it is commercially advantageous for them to do so.

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