Cats and Carbohydrates

In their natural habitat, cats—whose unique biology makes them true carnivores–will not consume the high level of carbohydrates (grains, potatoes, peas, etc.) that are in the dry foods (and some canned foods) that we constantly feed them. You would never see a wild cat huntingf biscuits running across the plains of Africa or dehydrating that skillfully caught  mouse and topping it off with corn meal souffle.  (more…)

UK Farmers Help Their Fellow Farmers from the Somerset Levels.

Spontaneous applause broke out at Sedgemoor market near Bridgwater on Saturday for farmer James Winslade as his cattle, forced from his farm on the Somerset Levels by the floods, were sold. Emotions were as high there as they have been elsewhere, with the farming spirit that runs through Somerset and the wider West Country rousing the community to what has been a powerful demonstration of humanity. From cafes to supermarkets, arable swathes to smallholdings, the country ha srushed to their [...]

Tarantula Spiders as Pets!

Tarantulas are a group of large, hairy spiders (arachnids) which belong to the ‘new world’ Theraphosidae sub-family of spiders. There’s about 900 species which belong to this family, and they are commonly referred to as Tarantulas. The most common species are the Chilean Rose, Brazilian Black, Mexican Red Knee, Curly Hair, Chile Gold Burst, Mexican Blood Leg and Chaco Golden Knee — which all originate from the Americas. They are a docile species, unlike those which originate from Africa [...]

The Deep Hull , Penguins FLY 5000 Miles

Penguins travel 5000 Miles to The Deep Hull The best new attraction at The Deep Hull for years should be opened in time for Easter 2014. Last year, the Hull aquarium announced plans to bring penguins to the city. The main structure and tank, which will initially be home to half a dozen gentoo penguins, has been finished. Staff are now beginning to construct the features that will replicate an old whaling station in South Georgia. The Deep’s chief executive Colin Brown [...]

Feeding Our Wild Birds

Wildlife Friendly Gardens can easily support families of blue tit, great tit, robin, wren and blackbird. With any luck the activity around your bird table may attract other lesser frequented garden birds including great spotted woodpecker, long-tailed tit, goldfinch, greenfinch, nuthatch and treecreeper. Climate Friendly: By supplementary feeding at the correct times of year you can help to make certain your garden offers sufficient food  to help birds. If enough gardens provide food, water and shelter in a locality this creates [...]

Buying Pet Products off EBay

HERE ARE SOME BUYERS OPINIONS  I have bought a lot of stuff off ebay for my pets … almost my entire hermit crab gear came from ebay (canada does not seem to have the same cute pet items as the united states does) … i have also purchased leashes, collars, clothes, and a dog house from ebay … i have bought a lot of fish supplies from ebay … the last item was a marineland led moonlight canopy and to buy it [...]

Danish Animal Welfare Group Backs Zoo’s Giraffe Killing

Denmark’s largest animal welfare charity said  it supported a Copenhagen zoo’s decision to kill a healthy giraffe and feed it to lions in front of children and parents. “We trust that the very well educated experts at Copenhagen Zoo have explored the possibilities of placing the giraffe in another zoo,” said Tina Engberg, the spokeswoman for Dyrens Beskyttelse, a group that runs animal shelters and wildlife care centres across the country. “A lot of zoos have extensive breeding programmes and contribute [...]

Britains Wildlife in Danger

Britain has not always been an island – it was once attached to the main land of the Continent. The last Ice Age ended round about 10,000 years ago, and as the ice melted, the animals gradually spread northwards across Europe. At the same time, the forests began to cover the land – first Birch, Scots pine and Juniper and later, Oak and Alder as the land became warmer and damper. With no sea as a barrier, it was [...]

Wood Green Animal Charity Cambridgeshire

Our Vision & Values Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. We aim to achieve this vision by: Providing the best possible care for animals in need. Promoting good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to members of the public. Setting standards of animal welfare in the UK and beyond. We seek to work in partnership with those who share our vision. Our Values: [...]