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Revealed: Secrets of UK’s Pet Retailer of the Year
UK’s 'oldest' pet shop is put up for sale
PATS reduces show’s impact on environment
Pet owner finds stone in packet of dog biscuits
Pet firm wins Business Start-up of the Year award
IAMS launches largest media campaign to date
New Hurtta Coats available from Pedigree Wholesale
Natures Menu introduces two new Country Hunter variants
Scruffs offers memory foam dog bed in October giveaway
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Animal welfare boosted by new law coming into force
DEFRA update guidance documents for new animal licensing laws
Nominations open for CEVA Animal Welfare Awards
Launch of hard-hitting animal cruelty book
Double silver award for Collarways
Women pet owners more likely to be brand loyal
Nylabone launches Beff Jerky Power Chew range
Long Paws’ new Poop Porter creates 'Marmite moment'
The best of the previous Pet Trade Xtra
Could this award-winning product take the market by storm?
Picture round-up from PATS Telford
Town hit by shock pet shop closure
Lily's Kitchen appoints new CEO
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Launch of hard-hitting animal cruelty book

A new book urging consumers to "vote with their wallets" to stop cruelty to animals was launched at Conservative Party Conference.


Campaigning MEP John Flack wrote Animals Can't Vote...But You Can, to highlight cruel abuse of animals in agriculture, tourism and entertainment.


It covers factory farming, inhumane caging of birds and livestock, live transportation, slaughter methods, circuses, tourism, and meat from pets.


He urges us all to use commercial muscle to shun entertainment or spectacles involving animal cruelty and to eat only ethically-sourced food.


The book calls for the current confusing patchwork of conflicting labelling initiatives to replaced with a single clear and simple regime to let people know just how animals have been treated.


Mr Flack, Conservative MEP for the East of England, is Vice President of the European Parliament's Animal Welfare Intergroup.


He said: "We humans have the votes and the power animals lack.  Not just at the ballot box, but in choosing what we buy and eat, what we wear and how we entertain ourselves at home and abroad.


"My book presents some hard-hitting snapshots of what is downright abuse by any civilised standards. They are there to make people stop and think. I want to ignite something in people's consciences and in their hearts.


"We must change what we are doing, for the animals' sake and for our own."

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