Hannah and her husband Paddy are the proprietors of Roundwood House, a 270 year old Georgian mansion that they run as a guesthouse, with regular overnight visitors and wedding functions as part of the ..
Pete the Vet weekly podcast: How will Brexit trade deals affect food standards in the UK and Ireland? | East Coast Radio
“Even the farmers in the UK are worried” New trade deals with the USA and South America risk a two-tier food supply in the UK: cheap imported meat and milk from outside Europe, then expens ..
Why does meat need to be so cheap? Pete Wedderburn on mega farms in the Daily Telegraph | The Telegraph
The issue of mega farms has come up at a topical time, when the UK House of Lords is also discussing the impact of Brexit on animal welfare in the UK.
A (Half) Ironman vet talks about triathlons, jellyfish, micropigs and answers listeners’ queries | Pat Kenny Show
Ironman racingI completed Ironman 70. 3 Dublin at the weekend - you can read my race report here - and Pat Kenny asked me about my experience on his show this week.
How will Brexit affect animal welfare in the UK? | The Telegraph
Brexit is going to have a wide impact on the whole of UK society, and animal welfare is no exception.
Should vets be banned from using homeoeopathy? | The Telegraph
Homoeopathy hit the headlines last week when Prince Charles told how he uses it on his farm “to reduce antibiotic usage” I’ve always been curious about homoeopathy: as a young vet, I ..
Animal welfare is important to many people, yet to date, it has not featured in the debate leading up to Ireland's general election on 26th February.
Do farmed animals still have lives worth living? If not, should veterinarians now be vegetarians? | The Telegraph
How much meat is now produced in the traditional way? I’ve been reflecting on our changing regimes for farmed animals, and partly as a consequence, I’m taking part in Veganuary, becoming v ..
Last week, the European parliament made the decision - by a large majority - to ban animal clones, and to ban the importation of any cloned animals or their products.
The EU ban on cloning | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's Pat Kenny Show, we started by discussing the recent vote by the European parliament to ban cloned animals.
Do animal lovers need to be vegan? | The Telegraph
I'm an omnivorous (yes, that means meat-eating) animal welfarist, not a vegan animal rightist. But should I be reconsidering my views? Read my blog on this by clicking here.
Non-stun slaughter in Ireland: Should it be banned? | Pat Kenny Show
There is one particular aspect of animal slaughter in abattoirs that remains contentious: so-called "non-stun slaughter".
The issue of non-stun slaughter for religious reasons is under discussion again. To read my article on this challenging subject, click here.
Animal cruelty on a farm & dog parks | East Coast Radio
n this week's radio broadcast with East Coast Fm, we first discussed animal cruelty on a local farm which was highlighted by the local Gardai, and we then discussed the concept of dog parks.
House-training dogs in winter & welfare issues around “foie gras” | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, we discuss the issue of pets wetting their beds, and also other aspects of "house training".
Can live transport of animals be done without cruelty? | East Coast Radio
In this week’s podcast, courtesy of East Coast FM, we discuss the recent deaths of eleven greyhounds in transit to the European continent from Ireland, and we go on to talk about the wider pictu ..
From sheep shearing to animal hoarding | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we initially discussed sheep shearing, then we went on to talk about the recently recognised phenomenon of animal hoarding.
I have just written a new article over at Vet Help Direct about no-stun slaughter. I have been writing for many years about the issue of no-stun, or "ritual" slaughter.