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Funny Horse Trivia and Facts

The average horse weighs about a half a ton, its brain is the size of a baked potato.A horse’s hoof is analogous to the human fingernail. Horses stand on their middle fingers! Some of the horse family’s closest relatives are tapirs and the rhinoceros. A horse can poop up to 14 times a day! Ask a stable hand! Horses cannot be sick (vomit). Most of the time, a horse’s ear points where the horse is looking. Horses lock their leg muscles so they can [...]

Gloucester Badger Cull Cut Short

The pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire will end three weeks early than expected after officials conceded defeat in their attempt to hit targets even after they were significantly reduced. Culling will end at midday on Saturday after culling contractors informed Natural England that a significant reduction in badger numbers by December 18, when shooting was due to end, was “unlikely”. The Government will announce the number of animals killed over the period on Monday, but marksmen have failed to hit even [...]

Animal facts you may not know

Mammals are the only animals with flaps around the ears. African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with. but you should see the size of them. There are about one billion cattle in the world of which 200 million are in India. They are sacred to the Indians. A house fly lives only 14 days.  Except when there is a rolled up newspaper laying about. A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first [...]

Zorro, one owners cat.

Zorro the cat is a much-loved, affectionate and muscular little assassin! Imagine, if you will, a 12-week-old ginger tomcat not quite still a kitten. Leaping everywhere, across his owners bed in one bound, floor to top of wardrobe in a single jump and landing on their  bed at four in the morning purring with pride and presenting an unfortunate  rodent. What to call him? After much thought,  there was an interview with Antonio Banderas  He said in his wonderful Spanish accent [...]

Feeding Your Garden Birds in Winter

As winter is almost upon us, many birds change some of their feeding habits. Birds that usually eat insects can start to eat berries to supplement their diets. Birds will start to look for more reliable sources of food for wintertimel. And, in the autumn, many birds began forming flocks. Flocks of birds are better able to find food and protect themselves from predators. The life of a bird in the winter may not be as stress-free as many people [...]

Alexander McQueen leaves £50,000 of £16m fortune to his pets

With a characteristically eccentric final flourish, Mcqueen has bequeathed £50,000 of the designer’s £16m fortune to his beloved pet dogs. The 40-year-old left another £50,000 to each of his two housekeepers, one of whom found him hanged in a wardrobe in his Mayfair flat nearly 18 months ago. However, documents made public on Tuesday reveal that he left the bulk of his estate in a trust for his Sarabande charity, which shares a name with his spring/summer 2007 collection, famous for including a [...]

New Theory on Homing Pigeons

Homing pigeons (Columba livia) have been prized for their navigational abilities for thousands of years. They’ve served as messengers during war, as a means of long-distance communication, and as prized athletes in international races. But there are places around the world that seem to confuse these birds—areas where they repeatedly vanish in the wrong direction or scatter on random headings rather than fly straight home, said Jon Hagstrum, a geophysicist who authored a study that may help researchers understand how homing pigeons [...]

More Than 50 plus horses rescued in North Wales

Today a man from Gwynedd, North Wales has received a ten week prison sentence and has been banned from keeping horses for ten years after being found guilty of multiple animal welfare offences. In late October Mr Evan Lloyd Evans, 68, of Pencarth Uchaf Farm, Chwilog, Pwllheli was charged with causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the welfare needs of 51 horses. World Horse Welfare sent officer Tony Evans (no relation) to investigate following a call to their welfare line [...]