‘Smiling’ Donkey Rescued from Floods in Ireland

‘Smiling’ donkey happy to be rescued from floods in Ireland This donkeys face was a picture after he had been rescued from a flood in Ireland, he is actually smiling. He got into difficulties after strong winds blew down his shed and the gate of his paddock in Killorglin, Ireland. He thought he was free and would go and explore. Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AMAR) put out a message on their Facebook page asking for help to rescue the donkey after its [...]

Horses for Adoption Playing in the Snow Video

Some people and horses just love the wintery snowy conditions out there. The horses of Easy Street Horse Rescue love the snow! This early morning they are in the process of making horsey angels in the snow and playing with each other. Horses are arctic animals, yep they really are, not a lot of people know that. These  have access to three shelters, but choose to be outside. They could eat their hay inside (see garage bay behind them), but rather [...]


Mouse Caught in 150 Year Old Trap at Museum

Mouse Caught in 150 Year Old Trap at Museum in a sealed room! A Perpetual Mouse Trap patented in Victorian Times 1861 has lived up to its name by catching a mouse in Reading. The unfortunate rodent fell into the arms of the 155-year-old trap which is on display at an artefact at the English Museum of Rural Life in the University of Reading. The Perpetual Mouse Trap was made by Colin Pullinger & Sons of Silsey in Sussex and is described [...]


Bats – An Introduction to British Bats

Bats – An Introduction to Bats Native to Britain There are as many as eighteen species of bat in Britain which surprises most people with this large number and all are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. One of these species, the Greater mouse-eared bat was officially declared extinct in Britain in 1990, but there have been reports of sightings across 29 locations in the UK in the winter of 2011/2012. Bats are quite remarkable creatures worthy of our interest [...]

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Oxford University Tops List for Animal Testing

Oxford University tops list for animal testing as at February 2016 Oxford conducts more tests on animals in its labs than any UK university, new figures show. It heads a list compiled by the anti-vivisection organisation Cruelty Free International, with 226,739 animals used in experiments in 2014. The government says these animal procedures are “moderate” It was followed by Edinburgh (200,861), University College London (176,901), King’s College London (165,068), and Cambridge (160,557). Among the animals used were rats, mice, frogs, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, [...]

Cats Teeth and How To Care For Them

How To Care For Your Cat’s Teeth for a more healthy life It is thought that a large proportion of pets are in need of dental care without their owners realizing it. The mouth can show signs of many diseases and that’s why vets will check the mouth and gums as part of their routine. Look after your cats teeth. A lot of dental disease is completely preventable. Regular toothbrushing is ideal, but diet can play a big role in keeping [...]

Japan to Start Its Whaling Campaign Again in 2016

Japan to Start Its Whaling Campaign Again Japan has announced it will start whaling in the Antarctic early in 2016 after a break of over than a year. The decision comes despite an International Court of Justice ruling that Japan stops all whaling. The Japanese government says it has taken into account the court ruling and its “scientific” whaling programme will be greatly reduced. But the announcement has been condemned by environmental groups and the Australian and UK governments. “We do not accept in [...]

Plastic Waste and Marine Life

Plastic Waste and Marine Life, The Big Issue Plastic Pollution is having a major environmental impact particularly on sea life and our coastlines. There are three major impacts on marine ecosystems: Entanglement Over 250 species have been known to have plastic in their bodies or become entangled in plastic (Laist, 1997) Entanglement rates of up to 7.9% have been discovered in some species of seals and sea lions (Allsopp et al) A UNEP report estimates that around 130,000 cetaceans are caught in nets each [...]

Meerkats, Some Facts and Information.

The Meerkats World These gregarious creatures are mostly seen in groups, and several families may live together in a large community. Squirrel-sized meerkats are actually mongooses and recognised for their upright posture. They often stand on their rear legs and gaze alertly over the southern African plains where they live. Mothers can even nurse their young whilst they standing. Meerkats (also called suricates) work together in groups. A few will usually serve as lookouts, watching the skies for birds of prey, [...]