<![CDATA[Pressat Main Newswire]]> https://pressat.co.uk/ https://pressat.co.uk/media/site/logo.png https://pressat.co.uk/category/farming-animals/ en-gb Copyright: (C) Pressat Pressat <![CDATA[ PLAYBOY CLUB LONDON ASSURES PAMELA ANDERSON AND PETA THAT FOIE GRAS IS OFF THE MENU ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/playboy-club-london-assures-pamela-anderson-and-peta-that-foie-gras-is-off-the-menu-245f2aceb3b865c0c6877829599813c7 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/playboy-club-london-assures-pamela-anderson-and-peta-that-foie-gras-is-off-the-menu-245f2aceb3b865c0c6877829599813c7 Friday 13 September, 2019

Victory: Venue Bans Cruelly Produced Dish After Urging From Iconic Playmate and Honorary PETA US Director

London – Last week, 14-time Playboy cover star Pamela Anderson sent a letter to the Playboy Club London asking it to remove foie gras from its menu – and in response, the venue confirmed that the dish had already been removed and pledged never to serve it again.

"I'm part of Playboy's family – and, I like to think, and as Hugh Hefner always told me, its DNA. I adore the brand's playfulness and luxury but was confused – and disappointed – to learn that the Playboy Club London is serving foie gras," wrote Anderson in her letter to the club.

"There's nothing sexy about foie gras – which means 'fatty liver.' In fact, it's downright vile," she continued. "Selling this abhorrent pâté is not in keeping with the Playboy brand I know and love, and I hope you'll remove it from the menu right away."

To produce foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed several times a day until their livers become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. By the end of their lives, many birds have trouble breathing because their enlarged livers compress their lungs. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way" – has released exposés of foie gras farms that show sick, dead, and dying birds, some of whom had holes in their necks from being impaled by the feeding pipes. Foie gras production is so inhumane that it would be illegal in the UK and more than a dozen other countries.

Anderson is part of a long list of celebrities – including Ralph Fiennes, Ricky Gervais, Dame Vera Lynn, Kate Winslet, Twiggy, and the late Sir Roger Moore – who have joined PETA in speaking out against foie gras.

PETA opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview that fosters violence towards other animals. Anderson's letter is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.

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13 Sep 2019 16:15:01 GMT
<![CDATA[ Direct Produce Supplies Limited expands the benefits from EDI with First B2B ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/direct-produce-supplies-limited-expands-the-benefits-from-edi-with-first-b2b-065fcf76a4064da1d20785e10eacc686 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/direct-produce-supplies-limited-expands-the-benefits-from-edi-with-first-b2b-065fcf76a4064da1d20785e10eacc686 Monday 9 September, 2019

Direct Produce Supplies Ltd (DPS) approached First B2B for assistance in addressing the complexity of their customer requirements around efficiently managing order changes. Initially working with a competitor's product, DPS migrated to our service in March 2018, and has since significantly escalated their use of EDI.

DPS source fresh fruit from over 40 countries, dedicated to minimising the distance from farm to fruit bowl so that each and every fruit, sourced from as far afield as New Zealand, arrives looking as fresh as when first picked. Partnered with the best growers across both hemispheres, DPS consistently ensure that consumer demand for high-quality fruit is met, meaning that DPS' channels of communication and document interchange are high in both number and complexity.

Working in the short lead-time industry of fresh food supply, we identified the need for a seamless integration into the DPS' business process. The inclusion of tight integration assists in handling the complexity of customer requirements: in particular, the handling of time-critical order changes.

With over 10 years of experience in business-to-business document exchange in this unique market, we tailored advanced EDI technology to integrate seamlessly into DPS' business processes.

A key consideration when supplying the perfect EDI solution was to consider the comprehensive purchase order requirements. DPS requires purchase orders to be issued in three different formats - a critical element of the process that we were able to accommodate.

In order to deliver to the demands placed by complex customer requirements, we worked with leading software provider for the supply of perishable goods, Prophet. Prophet is dedicated to driving down costs and improving margins through comprehensive control, working exclusively in the perishable food industry.

Following the successful implementation of tight integration into their business process, DPS is now adding new customers to the First B2B service, continuing to escalate their use of EDI to support their business.

First B2B, commented:

''When Direct Produce Supplies decided to migrate their EDI usage to First B2B, we were honoured that they entrusted us with such an important aspect of their business. Speed and resilience are essential to such a critical business process in the Fresh Produce Sector. We understand these requirements and are focused on providing solutions that deliver on these requirements and provide unique solutions for this sector.'

Hamesh Luthra, Business Systems & IT Manager at DPS, commented:''With their fast and easy to use service, First B2B has proved to be a valuable EDI partner. The team is very approachable, committed and knowledgeable, providing a quick turnaround which is essential in the fast-paced fresh produce sector.''

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09 Sep 2019 14:11:20 GMT
<![CDATA[ Art with Heart: Finalists announced in New SFS Introducing Art Conservation Initiative ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/art-with-heart-finalists-announced-in-new-sfs-introducing-art-conservation-initiative-f1fda39ba73e2dae749c4a5ccb1ae4d8 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/art-with-heart-finalists-announced-in-new-sfs-introducing-art-conservation-initiative-f1fda39ba73e2dae749c4a5ccb1ae4d8 Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Norfolk based wildlife conservation charity Explorers against Extinction has announced the 100 finalists in its innovative SFS Introducing
free-to-enter art competition. Finalists come from over all over the United Kingdom with dozens of endangered species celebrated.

SFS Introducing is a new initiative for 2019, which aims to showcase up and coming artistic talent while also raising awareness about endangered species and funds for nominated projects.

The SFS Introducing artworks will be exhibited in the UK this autumn alongside the charity’s core invitational Sketch for Survival collection, which has successfully toured for the last three years, attracting over 10,000 visitors last autumn.

Anyone over the age of 16 years old can submit an original work featuring an endangered species to SFS Introducing.

This year, over 450 entries were received from five continents. Trustees were joined by an international panel of award-winning artists led by Gary Hodges, the UK’s best-selling wildlife pencil artist, and were tasked with narrowing the selection down to just 100 finalists.

Finalists have their artwork exhibited alongside the core Sketch for Survival collection, comprising work by established professional artists and celebrity supporters and patrons, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The exhibition tour starts in October and venues include Bristol, Harrogate, Norwich and London.

Finalists also have the chance to win three awards, including SFS Introducing Artist of the Year which will be presented at the charity’s ‘On the Edge’ event at London’s Royal Geographical Society in London on 14 November 2019.

Trustee, Sara White explains the thinking behind the initiative: “Our annual Sketch for Survival exhibition and auction has gone from strength to strength and has proved to be a hugely effective vehicle in raising awareness about endangered species. It all started with an exhibition of 26-minute sketches, because an elephant is poached for its ivory every 26 minutes. This new initiative gives aspiring or fledgling artists a chance for their work to be seen on a wider stage, while also contributing to wildlife conservation.”

Lauren Asquith, 22, from Wakefield in Yorkshire graduated in illustration from the University of Leeds this summer and hopes to set up a freelance illustration business. Her digital depiction of an orangutan is one of the artworks selected by the panel. Asquith said: “I wanted to choose a species with character for my artwork and the orangutan has a good face for drawing. The campaign by Explorers Against Extinction is very close to home given my interest in nature and science and wanting to learn from the subjects I illustrate.”

All artworks are sold either by auction or in the charity’s online gallery in aid of Explorers against Extinction wildlife conservation projects which range from a Nubian giraffe translocation in Uganda, support for anti-poaching teams in Hwange, Zimbabwe protecting critically endangered painted dogs, a community project in Bandipur India aimed at safeguarding tigers and field study in Batang Toru, Sumatra where the world’s rarest great ape, the Tapanuli Orangutan is under threat.

More information at explorersagainstextinction.co.uk

Contact Sara White sara@explorersagainstextinction.co.uk
01603 964 985

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03 Sep 2019 12:25:03 GMT
<![CDATA[ Haerfest opens at CCA Derry~Londonderry ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/haerfest-opens-at-cca-derrylondonderry-4f6f02876ecd0318ceb9e65f2123ec4f https://pressat.co.uk/releases/haerfest-opens-at-cca-derrylondonderry-4f6f02876ecd0318ceb9e65f2123ec4f Wednesday 21 August, 2019
Åsa Sonjasdotter, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Kevin Gaffney, Sonya Schönberger
27 August – 12 October 2019Launch event: Thursday 29 August 2019, 7–9pm

Bringing together four artists working with ideas around agriculture, trade and the politics of produce, Haerfest takes its name from the Old English word for the harvest season. Works in Haerfest draw on historical and contemporary narratives around inequalities within the international “free market” that produce both scarcity and glut, and consider the environmental and social impacts of changing farming methods and scales of production. The exhibition includes film, photography, textiles and audio works.

Kevin Gaffney is currently studying for his PhD at Ulster University. His film A Numbness in the Mouth takes place in the near-future on a self-sustaining, militarised island where climate change has benefited agricultural production. An enforced ration system shows a surplus of flour and, in order to retain economic balance between supply and demand, each citizen is requested to consume more than five pounds of flour per day resulting in absurd and increasingly horrific outcomes.

Sonya Schönberger is a Berlin-based German artist whose practice combines her studies in social anthropology and experimental media design in her artistic practice. Following her research into the impact of the Kenyan cut flower industry, she has developed a body of work, Kenyan Roses for the Kingdom. This project combines photography and documentary to discuss the geopolitical background story of the cut-roses and their colonial entanglement from the time of the British Empire until today.

Asunción Molinos Gordo divides her time between Cairo, Egypt and her hometown of Guzmán, Spain. Her practice is centred around the social and cultural changes that are taking place within the rural context, “always looking at what we are leaving behind in the rush of progress”. Ghost Agriculture (Unlimited Resource Farming) uses source material from satellite images of the delta and riverbanks of the Nile showing the thousands of small, rectangular plots of land cultivated by 4 million fellahin (Egyptian peasants) supplying the food demands of the nation. By contrast, large circles, roughly 25 times larger, appear in the reclaimed desert land, cultivated by a handful of private companies in partnership with the central government for the international export market.

Åsa Sonjasdotter is a Swedish artist who has devoted much attention to the potato plant. The potatoes that were bred and cultivated during the introduction of industrialisation of food systems carry memory of early colonial and capitalist transformations. The cultivating of these older varieties today, make possible a reconnection and re-reading of their embodied memory. Åsa presents different perspectives on these historical spacetimes. She works across narrative formats in various long-term projects. CCA is presenting a special screening of a new film produced by the artist on Saturday 5 October 2019, 3pm.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a Public Programme of events.

This exhibition and associated events are made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and with the further support of Derry City and Strabane District Council. Sponsorship from Caldwell & Robinson, The Sandwich.co.

CCA Derry~Londonderry10–12 Artillery StDerry~Londonderry BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland+44 (0) 2871 373538Opening hours:Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm (during exhibitions)Admission Free

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21 Aug 2019 17:09:16 GMT
<![CDATA[ A fruitful pairing ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/a-fruitful-pairing-0b3e2e4becfdb70181b5e8ffc67a9a27 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/a-fruitful-pairing-0b3e2e4becfdb70181b5e8ffc67a9a27 Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Visitors to Mitchell Fruit Garden in Cornwall will see more than just plants, trees, fruits and berries coming out of the ground this summer.

Social landlord Coastline Housing has begun construction on 26 new affordable homes on land just next door.

The housing charity is working in partnership with building company EBC to develop the homes which will be mixture of affordable rent and shared ownership properties.

Mitchell Fruit Garden sold a small part of its land to Coastline Housing in order for the landlord to provide the homes.

The development was made possible thanks to funding of just over £1million from Homes England.

Local residents will be pleased to hear that the fruit farm very much remains open for business. Mitchell Fruit Garden has been operating since 1977, run by husband and wife team Jeremy and Claudia. It has been successfully producing delicious ‘pick your own’ fruit for locals and visitors since.

Residents will also be pleased to hear that, as part of the development, additional parking is being provided throughout the scheme to ease current on-street parking issues within the village.

Sophie Naysmith, Development Officer at Coastline Housing, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing these new homes to people in Mitchell. During the public consultation we held about our plans for this site, we were delighted with the very positive feedback we received from local people wanting to know how they could apply for a property in this fantastic spot.”

The homes, which will range from 1-bedroom flats to 4-bedroom family houses, will feature Ground Source Heat Pumps which save energy by using the constant temperature of the ground to increase the seasonal efficiency of home heating.

South West building company EBC is building the homes for Coastline Housing. This will be the first time the two companies have worked in partnership to provide affordable housing.

In addition to the development at Mitchell, EBC is building another 52 homes for Coastline Housing Pelynt near Looe.

It is hoped the homes at Mitchell will be completed in Spring 2020. Anyone interested in applying for a rented or shared ownership home here should visit Coastline’s website or social media pages for more information.

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30 Jul 2019 14:42:33 GMT
<![CDATA[ Love Islander Laura Anderson supports cause to feed 250,000 shelter dogs ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/love-islander-laura-anderson-supports-cause-to-feed-250000-shelter-dogs-1ef13f0a7b70396c3c6a76bb19f1eff3 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/love-islander-laura-anderson-supports-cause-to-feed-250000-shelter-dogs-1ef13f0a7b70396c3c6a76bb19f1eff3 Thursday 25 July, 2019

Laura Anderson from ITV’s Love Island Challenges Jack Finchman, Olivia Buckland and Adam Collard to The Chow Down Challenge

In only its second week, The Chow Down Challenge created by pet wellbeing startup Paws.com has now reached ITV’s Love Island status.

Dog lovers everywhere have been challenged to show their pup chowing down on their favourite meal on social media, and for every mealtime moment shared, Paws promises to feed a healthy meal to a shelter dog in the UK.

With over 1.5 million Instagram followers, ex-islander Laura Anderson
has shared a picture of her adorable pooch Buddy taking The Chow Down Challenge – joining over 5,000 other dogs who have taken part in this nationwide social media craze.

In the same post, Laura invited her other dog-loving celebrity friends – previous Love Island winner Jack Finchman and former contestants Adam Collard and Olivia Buckland to post a picture of their own dogs chowing down on their food for a worthy cause.

Other influencers who have taken part include The Daily Pomerian
and Pugs and Pawrenting, making this the biggest UK dog viral campaign to date.

To get involved like Laura Anderson you need to:

Share a video, photo or GIF of your pup ‘chowing down’ their dinner to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Mention #BuyFoodGiveFood and @Paws.
Nominate and tag 3 friends to keep the ‘bowl’ rolling.

Paws.com founder says, “We are so pleased that the campaign has inspired such support from dog lovers everywhere including our celebrity backers, etc etc.”

Buy Food, Give Food

With support for independent dog shelters baked into its business model, Paws.com’s
Buy Food Give Food initiative has already helped feed over 100,000 dogs. With every subscription order, Paws customers feed a healthy meal to a shelter dog in need. That’s a whopping £49,388 bags worth of food donated. And next week, Paws will be launching The Chow Down Challenge across social media to further help reach their goal of feeding 250,000 meals to shelter dogs this summer.

Why get involved?

Paws is committed to tackling pet abandonment, and Buy Food Give Food is just the first step in that mission. By providing nutritious meals for shelter dogs across the UK, Paws customers help improve their health, happiness and chance of being rehomed.

Head over to Paws.com for more information on their shelter network, plus handy tips on how you can get involved and show your support - from The Chow Down Challenge to subscription orders, or even becoming an official Buy Food Give Food ambassador.

Stephanie Wenban, Paws Vet, says: “Dogs arriving in shelters can often have a range of issues, both physical and emotional, so it’s sometimes easy to overlook the importance of a good diet. Poor nutrition can lead to an increased susceptibility to disease, skeletal abnormalities, skin disease and even cancer. By donating high quality and nutritious food to shelters, we are able to improve the health and wellbeing of the dogs and allow shelters to focus their resources and rehoming efforts. Healthy dogs are happy dogs who are more likely to be rehomed!”.

Editor’s Note:

Paws is the pet wellbeing company and champion of honest dog food. It helps pet parents care for their dog like a pro with vet-approved and personalised food recommendations, expert advice and a meal donated to a shelter dog with every order. Over 100,000 healthy meals have been donated to dogs in need so far.


For more information, images and influencer quotes please contact:

Juliet Francis PR

Phone: 07931 363 502

Email: juliet@julietfrancis.co.uk

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25 Jul 2019 17:23:20 GMT
<![CDATA[ Horror as three million animals abused for animal testing in the UK in 2018 ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/horror-as-three-million-animals-abused-for-animal-testing-in-the-uk-in-2018-8ed930e5e8cb090ca1997391f665babf https://pressat.co.uk/releases/horror-as-three-million-animals-abused-for-animal-testing-in-the-uk-in-2018-8ed930e5e8cb090ca1997391f665babf Thursday 18 July, 2019

Stark new UK government figures published today (18/07/19) have exposed that 3.4 million animals were abused in UK laboratories in 2018 despite widespread public opposition and dismay. Animal welfare charity, Naturewatch Foundation is calling for a change in the law, as currently, it is a criminal offence for anyone to expose what actually happens to the dogs, cats, pigs, rats, mice, fish, monkeys and even horses suffering in animal testing laboratories.

From their native habitat, living in the upper canopy of forest trees, and feeding on insects, fruit and leaves, monkeys such as the much-loved Marmoset and Tamarin are instead confined to the wire wall prison of animal testing laboratories. In the wild, Marmosets live in family groups of three to 15. In UK laboratories, monkeys are instead implanted with electrodes and often forced to undertake repetitive tasks. Shockingly, 2472 monkeys such as Marmosets, Tamarins and Rhesus monkeys underwent 3207 procedures in the UK in 2018, mainly in taxpayer-funded Universities.

Naturewatch Foundation believes that the use of non-human animals to test the human health risks of chemicals is ethically wrong. Scientifically, the accuracy of animal tests does not always apply to all animals including controversial humans.

Commenting on the shocking statistics, Naturewatch Foundation Campaign Manager, Sarah Carr, said:

“We must stop the torture of innocent animals in the UK and worldwide. Science has moved on with groundbreaking alternative human-centric science and other in-vitro techniques widely available. The UK has an economic and ethical opportunity to develop this new human-centric ground-breaking scientific sector, with funding of world-leading research, whilst bringing to an end outdated animal testing.”

Every year, the UK government publishes basic data about how many animals have been abused and how many procedures the poor captive animals have endured, but nothing about what the animals have experienced. Secrecy still surrounds what actually goes on in animal testing labs, as it is against the law (Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986) to disclose the actual details of animal experiments. Sarah continued:

“The government talks about transparency and openness, but innocent sentient animals are suffering and dying unnecessarily. Until Section 24 is repealed there is no way for the public to hold the animal testing sector to account. Industry messages about replacing, reducing and refining animal experiments remain nothing more than a hollow sound-bite without transparency.”

During 2018, 157 establishments carried out animal testing with 3,136 different projects in the UK - the majority being universities and medical schools. Of the 3.4 million animals, mice were the species of choice with 2.5 million mice used in experiments. In a nation of dog lovers, over 2900 dogs were used – mainly the placid Beagle. Over 10,000 rabbits suffered as chemicals were applied to their skin and eyes.

Whilst animal testing for cosmetics is banned in the UK, some ingredients in household cleaning products are still tested on animals, in addition to chemicals used in industry, farming and medical research. Furthermore, animal testing of imported cosmetics is still a legal requirement in some countries, such as in China.

In November 2015, the UK government implemented a policy ban on the testing of household products on animals. The watered-down policy only served to ban testing finished household products on animals. The individual chemical ingredients that make up the content of those products, however, can still be legally tested on animals. The EU REACH Directive also mandates the testing of chemicals, including on animals only as a last resort, to fulfil information requirements for registration https://echa.europa.eu/support/registration/how-to-avoid-unnecessary-testing-on-animals.

In the past year, two leading UK research organisations have announced plans to close their mice testing facilities, as they move increasingly to alternative non-animal testing models. A government-sponsored poll also clearly demonstrated increased public opposition to unnecessary testing on animals. Many scientific bodies, animal welfare groups, and policy-makers acknowledge the need to change the law, to allow more transparency in animal testing and help encourage new ground-breaking science in the UK.

Whilst animal welfare campaigners demand action from the government in increasing openness and transparency by changing the law, consumers can also take action to support the shift away from animal testing by making informed shopping decisions. Naturewatch Foundation is proud to publish a Compassionate Shopping Guide to help consumers make informed choices to only support companies that are committed to using cruelty-free ingredients.

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18 Jul 2019 13:37:39 GMT
<![CDATA[ INTRODUCING A REVOLUTIONARY AND INNOVATIVE DEDICATED TERMINAL FOR ANIMALS IN ISRAEL'S BEN GURION AIRPORT: Terminal 4 -Pets the Ben Gurion Animal Reception Center (ARC) ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/introducing-a-revolutionary-and-innovative-dedicated-terminal-for-animals-in-israels-ben-gurion-airport-terminal-4-pets-the-ben-gurion-animal-reception-center-arc-7db4377e80f73ee4a38fc749cd9b94cb https://pressat.co.uk/releases/introducing-a-revolutionary-and-innovative-dedicated-terminal-for-animals-in-israels-ben-gurion-airport-terminal-4-pets-the-ben-gurion-animal-reception-center-arc-7db4377e80f73ee4a38fc749cd9b94cb Thursday 18 July, 2019

Terminal4Pets, the Israeli agency for international pet transportation, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to plan, build and operate the new terminal for animals in Israel's Ben Gurion Airport: Terminal 4-Pets.

Terminal4Pets was founded by Dr Eytan Kreiner in 1990 to provide a full range of services for people traveling around the world with their pets.

Worldwide approximately 80 million animals fly annually. Within the last year about 50,000 pets, the vast majority being dogs and cats (also various species of birds and rodents growing annually) flew in or out of Israel from all around the world. With an average of 7% annual growth.

We are excited to announce that the dream that has been in planning for 10 years by the entrepreneur Dr. Eytan Kreiner, born first and foremost as a result of loving animals and caring for their well-being, is taking shape. The project is the result of meticulous planning, creative thinking and vision.

The Israeli Animal Reception Center (ARC) Terminal 4-Pets is being built on 5 Dunams and will include 1,500 square meters of kennels and office space and have a capacity for occupancy of 150 dogs and 50 cats.

The ARC will provide pet accommodation and spectialized services for pets arriving or departing from Ben-Gurion Airport 24 hours a day. Flying with your pet, traveling with your pet, relocating with your pet? Pet shipping services including boarding, ground handling, manifested cargo freight services, transit services, veterinary care, VIP services, flight kennel shop, grooming, training center, emergency services, and more, all conveniently located near Terminal 1 at Ben Gurion Airport.

Ecological planning has also been invested in Terminal 4 -Pets, emphasizing on one hand the need for comfortable kennels for animals that meet all their needs and on the other hand solutions for maintaining a hygienic and pleasant environment for all visitors of the ARC. Creative solutions for noise and accessibility issues were also taken into consideration.

As part of the ARC's program to integrate people with disabilities into the work force, the ARC will employ special needs personnel amongst the staff.

Terminal 4 -Pets, currently in the planning stage, is scheduled to open for our four legged friends flying in the summer of 2020. The Israeli ARC will be joining large terminals for animals already in the world, such as London, Frankfurt, and New York. The ARC will provide easy and fast services available for pets arriving and departing from Ben-Gurion airport. With the establishment of the ARC, the state of Israel will join the most advanced countries in the world already useing the services of similar centers.

Dr. Eitan Kreiner, a graduate of Veterinary Studies from Glasgow University in Scotland, a veterinarian with over 30 years of experience, a world-renowned lecturer in the field of pet shipment, entrepreneur and "Chief Flight Veterinarian", serves as the company CEO and advisor to Israeli and global bodies on the development of the field of pet shipment and its future.

Contact Terminal4Pets for additional information regarding:

• The field of pet shipment in Israel and the world

• Statistical and economic data regarding pet shipment in Israel and the world

• Tips from our pet transportation and relocation specialists

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18 Jul 2019 10:19:13 GMT
<![CDATA[ BRUNI ERBEN SECURES ICAS MUSELET DISTRIBUTION DEAL ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/bruni-erben-secures-icas-muselet-distribution-deal-8afc5091d439d78602b419999336117b https://pressat.co.uk/releases/bruni-erben-secures-icas-muselet-distribution-deal-8afc5091d439d78602b419999336117b Thursday 4 July, 2019

The deal establishes Bruni Erben as the exclusive supplier of superior ICAS wirecages throughout the UK market.

Italian ICAS, founded in 1956, is now the world leader in the production of wire cages, utilising a worldwide sales and distribution network, from Brazil to New Zealand, from Australia to the USA, and now the UK, which expects to see 3 million new vines planted in 2019 alone and 40 million bottles produced by 2040.

ICAS has become the supplier to the best-known Italian and French producing wineries and steadily guarantees a solid high-quality standard, starting from the best available raw materials through to completion of the production cycle.

Full decoration options also bring new opportunities to brands needing a way to stand out from competitors in an increasingly crowded field.

“This new opportunity is excellent news for English & Welsh wines” said Mark Crumpton, Bruni Erben’s Business Development Manager for the wine sector “The UK wine market is really dynamic, both in terms of growth and quality, which is now world class. Offering ICAS products means our customers can have an exceptional closure to match their outstanding wines.”

The new distribution deal reinforces Bruni Erben's position as a leading supplier to the UK wine industry, giving rise to exceptional quality & innovative packaging which is refined, creative and functional.

About Bruni Erben, a Berlin Packaging company

Bruni Erben is a leading supplier of glass, closures & machinery for the beverage, food, pharmaceutical and home fragrance markets. Founded in 1951, the company has developed & diversified and today offers an extensive catalogue of stock items, a design team which delivers world-class expertise to yield extraordinary results on bespoke products, and industry leading technical support. Bruni Erben also operates www.TheBottleJarStore.co.uk for convenience quantities.

Beyond our full array of products, Bruni Erben - in partnership with Bruni Glass and Berlin Packaging - offer many services designed to streamline your supply chain, boost your profits and enhance your brand recognition.

More information about Bruni Erben is available at www.BruniErben.co.uk

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04 Jul 2019 12:16:23 GMT
<![CDATA[ UK CBD Requires Better Regulation and Reform as Industry Moves Towards Billion Pound Sector Status ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/uk-cbd-requires-better-regulation-and-reform-as-industry-moves-towards-billion-pound-sector-status-8bb370c615d80e0cf674161c40c35474 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/uk-cbd-requires-better-regulation-and-reform-as-industry-moves-towards-billion-pound-sector-status-8bb370c615d80e0cf674161c40c35474 Thursday 27 June, 2019

LONDON -- Thursday, 27 June 2019 -- The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) today calls on politicians, policy-makers, regulators, producers and retailers to play their part to achieve the shared goal of a UK CBD sector that is innovative, responsible and high-quality, delivering both economic benefits, social value, and individual wellbeing.

The CMC will release its new report “CBD in the UK: Towards a responsible, innovative and high-quality cannabidiol industry,” after conducting the most comprehensive review ever undertaken of the sector in the UK.

Market research commissioned by the CMC estimates that the CBD market is currently one of the fastest growing wellbeing product categories in the UK. At the current rate it will be worth almost £1B per annum by 2025, equivalent in size to the current entire UK herbal supplement market.

The report’s wide ranging recommendations include:

The government to amend existing out of date legislation.Regulators to provide clarity relating to current policy.The medical profession to invest in research.Business operators to embrace robust self regulation.

Later this year the CMC will announce further developments, towards creating the first credible, industry-owned self-regulation initiative backed by many of the reputable CBD companies operating in the UK with a permanent laboratory testing and accreditation partner.

The report is comprised of four elements:

Market sizing - comprehensive economic analysis of CBD market in UK.Product testing - blind testing of 30 major CBD brands available on UK market.Consumer survey of 2000 members of the public by YouGov.CMC Policy recommendations - presented to senior officials at the UK Home Office, MHRA, Food Standards Agency and Department of Health and Social Care.

Key Market Research Findings

The size of the UK CBD market is between 3-6 times larger than previous well quoted estimates. The CMC research estimates that 1.3 million consumers are spending over £300M per year on CBD products. For comparison the CBD market is larger than the total UK Vitamin D (£145M) and Vitamin C market (£119M) combined.The market is currently growing at double digits and expected to be just short of £1BN by 2025.The majority of CBD users indicated that they purchased their CBD online.

Key YouGov Survey Findings

Approximately 6 million adults have used CBD in the UK. 11% of the population had consumed a CBD product in the last year. Recent use rates were higher in the under 55 age groups, ranging from 15% of 25-34 year olds, to 7% of 55-64 year olds and 8% of those aged 65+.Usage was higher on average among females (13%) than males (9%).Use was higher in certain parts of the country, namely Wales and Northern Ireland.Three quarters of respondents agreed that UK hemp farmers should be able to process hemp flowers and leaves to supply CBD market. Currently all CBD source material sold in the UK is imported.Knowing that the CBD product was made by a supplier that met recognised high standards (32%) and knowing that the contents were not contaminated with pesticides or heavy metals (25%) were the most important priorities when choosing a CBD product – far ahead of knowing that a CBD product was 100% legal (14%), or from where in the world it originated (5%).Support for legalisation of cannabis among CBD users (75%) is higher than that of the total population (47%).

In addition to recommendations related to regulation, the CMC calls upon the UK Government to support a thriving CBD market, currently reliant on imports. By allowing farmers to legally cultivate hemp for the commercial purpose of harvesting the flowers and leaves to extract CBD.

CMC Expert Quotes

Steve Moore, CMC Founder and Strategic Counsel“The wave of popularity around CBD, which offers huge opportunity for the UK itself, now needs to be grounded on a strong foundation of research, proportionate regulation, and quality standards. We intend The CMC to play a role in building that strong foundation.”

Dr Andrew Yates, CMC Pharmacy Lead“Despite its importance and therapeutic potential, and the scale of the British consumer’s appetite for cannabidiol, this report shows that we are some distance from the type of CBD sector that we need. The UK’s legislation is ambiguous, out-dated and fragmented, quality is not defined, product composition is not guaranteed, and poor marketing practices are all too common. UK consumers are being let down as a consequence.”

Blair Gibbs, CMC Policy Lead“Protecting consumers means mitigating risks. It also means providing accurate information to inform choices of what to purchase and how to consume, and it also means suppliers meeting well defined quality standards. In respect of risks to human health, an under-regulated market could mean cannabidiol is in danger of being guilty by association. While no evidence exists of harm to human biology by CBD consumption, the manner in which CBD products are supplied complicates this picture. All consumers in the UK need and deserve to be safe, informed and lawful when they choose a CBD product.”

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About Centre for Medicinal Cannabis

The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) is the UK’s first and only industry membership body for stakeholders operating in Cannabis Based Medicinal Products (CBMPs) and cannabidiol (CBD) wellness markets. We have a unique capability to engage intelligently and strategically with all influential political and public policy stakeholders, as well as relevant regulatory bodies, drawing on the experience from our global membership base. More information about The CMC can be found at www.thecmcuk.org.

Contact Steve Moore, CMC Strategic Counsel, steve@thecmcuk.org +44 7870 515025

Bill Griffin, CMC Media Lead, bill@thecmcuk.org +32 472 572658

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27 Jun 2019 00:05:02 GMT