Posts for Animals

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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Animal response to a bushfire is astounding. These are the tricks they use to survive

Some animals stay put after a bushfire and rebuild their populations from charred landscapes. LUKAS COCH/AAP Dale Nimmo, Charles Sturt University Have you ever wondered how our native wildlife manage […]

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Overhaul of tenancy system to allow well-behaved pets

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has today (4 January 2020) called on landlords to make it easier for responsible tenants to have well-behaved pets in their homes as he announced […]

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This new year, microchip your pet

The government and leading animal welfare charities are urging pet owners to microchip their cats and dogs this New Year, to give them the best chance at being reunited if […]

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Rescued grey squirrels to be killed under new law – but Britain’s ‘invasive’ problem runs much deeper

Bruce MacQueen/Shutterstock Jason Gilchrist, Edinburgh Napier University It’s illegal in the UK for anyone to release grey squirrels into the wild from December 2019. This means that wildlife rescue centres […]

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Are ‘dog years’ for real? An explanation of calculating canine age

Shutterstock/Blanscape Christian Yates, University of Bath If your dog has been alive and kicking its paws about for a decade, the widely held belief is that it has aged as […]

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Keeping cats indoors: how to ensure your pet is happy, according to science

Jonatan Pie/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Mark Farnworth, Nottingham Trent University and Lauren Finka, Nottingham Trent University By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, while one in three […]

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Is your cat in pain? Its facial expression could hold a clue

Unfortunately it’s much more subtle than Grumpy Cat. But knowing your cat’s ‘resting face’ could help. JStone/Shutterstock Lauren Finka, Nottingham Trent University They say that eyes are windows to the […]

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Be safe and aware on Bonfire Night

If you’re planning a bonfire for the forthcoming Guy Fawkes celebrations, either at home or a larger public event, make sure what you burn is both legal and safe, says […]

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National Dog Adoption Day – a chance to do something good

New research from dogsblog.com and Animal Friends Insurance has found that animal rescues are at breaking point in 2019 as more than half (56 per cent) say more dogs than ever […]

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