Posts for Animals

Chimpanzees spotted smashing open and eating tortoises for the first time

Erwan Theleste, CC BY-SA Lydia Luncz, University of Oxford; Alexander Piel, Liverpool John Moores University, and Fiona Stewart, Liverpool John Moores University All chimpanzees eat animals at least sometimes, including […]

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Why do birds sing?

  Every day I wake to nature’s delightful symphony of the dawn chorus. From the repetition of the wood pigeon to the cawing of the crows, interspersed with more melodic […]

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Legislation to end puppy and kitten farming in Parliament today

New legislation to end puppy and kitten farming will be laid in Parliament today (13 May), the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced. Known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, it will mean […]

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Millions raised from tax evading dog breeders

There is a massive black market in trading puppies bred in unregulated and often horrific conditions, then sold illicitly. HMRC set up a task force in October 2015 after discussions […]

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Gove to ban wild animals in circuses

must admit I’ve not noticed an animal circus for many years now, but they must exist for Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today (1 May) announced a new Bill to […]

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Pets: is it ethical to keep them?

shutterstock Corey Lee Wrenn, University of Kent According to the UK veterinary charity The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), half of Britons own a pet. Many of these owners […]

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