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CCA Welcomes UK Ivory Ban Consultation

  CCA is pleased to welcomes the decision of the UK Government to open consultation on a total ban of Ivory Sales in the UK. CCA has been campaigning on this issue for a long time and has recently had numerous articles published in the Catholic press and elsewhere on

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Who not What

I am currently attending the superb Compassion for World Farming (CIWF) Conference in London entitled Extinction and Livestock. One of the major themes of the Conference is how 21st Century industrial farming(amongst it’s other horrors) is also destroying natural habitats by growing feed products for factory farmed animals and this

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African Elephant Crisis Update

The crisis facing the African Elephant is unfortunately not improving and CCA have been working with partner Animal Welfare organisations on trying to end the horrendous Ivory Trade for many years. I was therefore delighted to support our colleagues at IFAW by representing CCA at a launch of a new

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CCA St Francis Award

  The presentation of the inaugural St Francis Award by Catholic Concern for Animals was made to Joyce D’Silva at the CCA Retreat at Holland House earlier this week. Joyce who is currently the Ambassador for Compassion in World Farming and was CIWF’s Chief Executive from 1991-2005 was the unanimous

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Day of Creation and CCA Retreat

  September 1st is the day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and I am delighted that Pope Francis has just announced a joint appeal with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I for the world to work together on this special day. Pope Francis said: “we invite everyone

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Good News from Malta

I am delighted to report good news from Malta where a proposed cull of Pigeons has been cancelled after a public campaign supported by CCA and the Catholic Church on the island. The plan had been to culls pigeon in Vittoriosa and this decision had been taken by the Vittoriosa

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CCA/ASWA Award to Kirkham Prison

    It was a great pleasure to take part in the annual CCA/ASWA Award ceremony in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice at Kirkham Prison on Friday. The awards are give every year for the best Prison projects for the environment and animal welfare and all prisons are eligible

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Good News from China

In a world where we get resigned to hearing bad news about the plight of the animal kingdom we have some good news from China today where Chinese ivory factories will close their doors and be shut down by the Chinese Government and all retail outlets will close by the

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Vegan Sporting Prowess

It is great to see how world class sportsmen and women are now demonstrating how a cruelty free diet improves their sporting performance. The latest to attribute a Vegan diet to his ongoing success is 33 year old “veteran” England footballer Jermain Defoe who was recalled to the England team

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