Britain’s underwater forests could beat climate change says David Attenborough

The UKs underwater forests may be the key to beating climate change, Sir David Attenborough has said as he joins a campaign to save them.  Launching the Help Our Kelp campaign, Sir David said that the algae seaweed was essential for fighting climate change.  The campaign wants to restore a large underwater kelp forest just off the Sussex coast in the first ever marine kelp rewilding initiative.   Kelp forests had before stretched along 40 km of the West Sussex coastline, extending at [...]

Cats, Which Breed is Britain’s Most Popular

There are certain regions in Britain that seem even more cat lovers than others. Top of the shop are Wales, the South West and the South East. In fact, a staggering 5% of cat owners in the South East live with a family of five or more cats!. The most popular choice of cat in the UK is the moggy – a cat that does not hold a pedigree – and 55% of owners have this type of cat. Possibly, this also [...]

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Britain’s Most Popular Dog

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, also affectionately known as a Staffie, is a breed of small to medium sized dog, short-haired, that was developed in Staffordshire, England, where else? and northern parts of midlands city Birmingham. The breed first originated by crossing the Bulldog and Black and Tan Terrier, and evolved over time with the excess of other breeds for refinement of purpose which, in mid-19th century Victorian England, was varmint control and dog fighting. The Staffie is considered [...]

Hedgehogs, How to Help a Sick or Injured One

Hedgehogs are in trouble – research for endangered species shows that hedgehogs have declined by about 30% in the last 10 years and there are thought to be less than one million left in the UK. What to do if you’ve found a sick or injured hedgehog Hedgehogs normally hibernate from November through to mid March, but they can sometimes be seen around during this period changing nesting sites.  It is quite unusual to see a hedgehog wandering around during [...]

How to take the best photos of your pet

How to take best photos of your pet. Taking photos of your pet can be quite difficult. With a few simple tricks and camera settings it’s not impossible to capture amazing, professional-looking photos of your pets and be worthy of displaying in your home. How do you get your pet to cooperate? There are several tricks of the trade, but in the end it comes down to patience and being ready for that special momen. In a perfect world you’d have [...]

Training Your Dog with Love and Kindness Book

Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardback as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train Bo Obama the White House dog and each of Senator Edward Kennedy’s dogs, amongst many others.This book, Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not those choke collars; on bonding, not lead-yanking or scolding [...]

Northern Budgerigar Society Annual Open Area Show

Our annual Open Area show will be held at the Bowburn CommunityCentre DH6 5AT on Sunday 15th September 2019Show Secretary Brian Close 07940737005 email maddimo1@gmail.comJudges. John Lees, Geof Bowley, John Cosby & Dennis Cairns. November Auction 2019 Organising the Sunday 3rd November 2019 Auction will be Ady Lovack, Ian Cooper and Kyle Kime

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Palm Oil in Makeup is Devastating the Planet

Palm oil is a vegetable oil extracted from fruit of oil palms and used in food to cleaning products and fuel, and mostly grown in Africa, Asia and North and South America. It has become a symbol of all the worst things humans are doing to the planet. If you use beauty products , or own shampoo/shower gel, probably you have palm oil products. Palm oil production is responsible for 10% of total greenhouse gas [...]


Insect Based Food Better For Pets Than Regular Meat

Pet owners are being asked by vets to feed their dogs and cats on a diet mainly consisting of insects. The British Veterinary Association says some insect-based foods can be better for pets than the best steak. Vets expect resistance from some pet owners, but they say surveys point to that many would accept insect-based food. The insects which appear to be being used are the larvae of black soldier flies. Advocates say insect protein provides a more environmentally-friendly alternative to [...]