Posts for Animals

Coronavirus has finally made us recognise the illegal wildlife trade is a public health issue

Simon Evans, Anglia Ruskin University There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to […]

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What is helping you get through this difficult time?

By Helen Shingler: I’ve been spending a lot of time lately just staring out the window at our bird feeders, marvelling at the way life just carries on for our […]

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Government tries vaccination method to eradicate bovine TB to phase out badger culling

The government has today set out plans for the next stage of its strategy to eradicate bTB, including field trials of a cattle vaccine, plans to vaccinate more badgers against […]

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Vets reveal the true cost of puppy and kitten farms

Stark new findings reveal that buying a pet from a low-welfare breeder could cost pet owners an extra £5,000 in vet bills over just 12 months, as a new government campaign is […]

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How birds are used to reveal the future

Owl: nature’s soothsayer? Shutterstock Felice Wyndham, University of Oxford People around the world and throughout history have used birds to think about and predict the future. In Wales, the call […]

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Bumblebees in crisis: insect’s inner lives reveal what the world would lose if they disappear

Tobias Maschtaler/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Philip Donkersley, Lancaster University I study insects for a living, and bumblebees are by far my favourite. They’re the most charismatic and friendly critters you’re likely […]

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8 things we do that really confuse our dogs

Shutterstock Melissa Starling, University of Sydney and Paul McGreevy, University of Sydney Dog behaviour is extraordinarily flexible – this is why we can keep them in our homes and take […]

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Are you a cat whisperer? How to read Fluffy’s facial expressions

Cats are capable of a expressing a wide range of emotions through facial expressions and body language. (Shutterstock) Lauren Dawson, University of Guelph Cats are popular pets: there are an […]

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How we recruited albatrosses to patrol the high seas for illegal fishers

Reisegraf.ch/Shutterstock Samantha Patrick, University of Liverpool Wandering albatrosses have long been considered exceptional creatures. They can fly 8.5 million kilometres during their lifetimes – the equivalent of flying to the […]

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What meat-eaters really think about veganism – new research

Shutterstock/Polina Yanchuk Chris Bryant, University of Bath Most people in the UK are committed meat eaters – but for how long? My new research into the views of meat eaters […]

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