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Animal welfare Switzerland bans crustacean cruelty

As part of an overall animal protection reform, the Swiss government has banned the common practice of boiling lobsters without stunning them first.

Keeping pets

Cats are the most common household pets in Switzerland with 1.4 million feline companions ruling the roost in Swiss homes.

Animal cruelty products If parliament refuses to act, it’s the people’s turn

The Swiss parliament recently rejected a motion to ban imports of products involving cruelty to animals, but now the people could have their say.

Yannick Buttet Swiss politician resigns after harassment allegations

Parliamentarian Yannick Buttet resigns from the House of Representatives, following harassment and stalking allegations.