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Are Labradors Good Family Pets to Own.

Labradors are generally considered to be good family pets and this is totally true, for a lot of families. But not for all of them! They have a reputation for being outgoing, gentle and easy to train. While no two dogs of any breed will behave exactly the same, the general opinion is that they make great family pets. However, there are some characteristics of the breed to bear in mind before making a decision of becoming an owner. This article will [...]

Recyclable Coat Hangers Developed By Fashion Designer.

A recyclable clothes hanger has been produced by a fashion designer in a way to end the use of those plastic ones. Roland Mouret comments that plastic hangers are the “plastic straw” of the fashion industry and he has developed the world’s only sustainable brand. They are constructed out of 80% recycled plastic recovered from the oceans and 20% recyclable plastic, and they also feature aluminium hooks. Current use plastic coat hangers are difficult to recycle because of how they are [...]

Plastic In Our Canals, How You Can Help

The plastics and litter in our oceans is a worldwide problem. One that seems out of reach from our own neighbourhoods. But there is a way you can make a big difference on your own doorstep. Take the PlasticsChallenge  The next time you visit a waterway close to you: Pick up just one piece of plasticTake a photo of you with it and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #PlasticsChallengeTake it home with you and bin it or better still recycle If [...]

Herons and Otters Comeback, the Wildlife of Canals

Canals are often seen as a second-class copy of a river. That may go back to their industrial history. From a wildlife point of view canals and rivers are pretty interchangeable. Wait quietly and a kingfisher could appear, usually spotted by its persistent high-pitched call followed by a flash of blue and orange as it flies up or down stream. Herons usually hunt for fish and frogs, either perched on the bank or standing in the shallow [...]

Mountain Gorilla One Step Away From Extinction

With only 5000 Eastern gorillas (Gorilla beringei) being left on the planet, this species now faces the risk of entirely disappearing. Four out of six of the planets great apes are now severely endangered, and only one step away from being extinct, this includes the Eastern Gorilla, Western Gorilla, Bornean Orangutan and Sumatran Orangutan. Chimps and bonobos are also listed as endangered. War, hunting and land loss to refugees in the past 20 years have led to a [...]

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 [...]