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Travelling Circus Wild Animal Acts Now Banned In Scotland

Scotland is the first country in GB to ban the use of travelling circus wild animal acts The bill was proposed by Scotland’s environment secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, who said: This is an important act that will not only prevent travelling circuses ever showing wild animals in Scotland in the future, but will demonstrate to the wider world that this practice is now not acceptable. Some MSPs, said the bill did not cover all animal performances, such as greyhound racing or birds [...]

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Abandoned Dogs, Mistreated Dogs Costa Del Sol Spain

There’s a dark side to Andalucia and Murcia, which will never be mentioned in the tourist guides or holiday websites. If you’ve been to these areas before, you’ll have noticed the starving dogs lurking around restaurants, hoping to be thrown a bread crust; you’ll have side stepped the dog dirt on pavements or driven past dogs lying injured and ignored by the roadside. It’s especially bad at certain time of year when the Spanish hunting season has finished for the [...]

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Supreme Cat Show at the NEC Birmingham November 2017

The Supreme Cat Show. Organised every year by the world’s oldest cat registry, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, or GCCF, and takes place every November at the NEC Birmingham. Special awards of UK Champion and Supreme Champion can be earned at this show only. A cat wins each show’s “Best In Show” award. Non-pedigree and pedigree pet cats. Non-pedigree cats and pedigree pet cats are also permitted to enter the Supreme Cat Show. They can also compete for the same [...]

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Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick and his Pet Homing Plan on Live TV

Noel Fitzpatrick.  Anyone thinking of getting themselves a new pet might want to pick one live on TV. Channel 4 is staging a five-day adoptathon to find homes for the record number of abandoned animals currently living in shelters. Hosted by Supervet himself, Noel Fitzpatrick,and TV presenter Steve Jones, the live series hopes to find new owners for every dog, cat, rabbit and bird at the Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter. With 250,000 pets left to the care of rescue centres every [...]

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Plastic Waste Contaminating Tropical Island

Plastic Waste by the Tonne Contaminating Tropical Island Paradise Henderson Island is part of the Pitcairn group, it is covered by a staggering 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world. One of the world’s most remote places, an uninhabited coral atoll, is also one of its most polluted. Henderson Island, a tiny place in the eastern South Pacific, has been found by marine scientists to have the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded [...]

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Dog Shows at Harewood House and Other Events

Dog Shows Possibly one of the UK’s largest outdoor dog shows, all breeds will compete for the ultimate ‘Best in Show’ prize and for a chance to compete at Crufts, the world’s most famous dog event. We are now into our 35th year that the event has taken place at Harewood. How much is entry? A charge of £5 per car for the Dog Show. But visitors can enter the show for free, although due to Kennel Club rules, a £10 charge [...]

HS2 and its Impact on Wildlife and Environment

HS2 – the hidden cost to Britain’s wildlife The new rail line threatens 350 special habitats, 50 ancient woods that cant be replaced, 30 river corridors, 24 Sites of Special Scientific Interest and hundreds of other important areas. Is this progress? More than 350 wildlife sites, including nature reserves, ancient woodlands and wetlands that are home to some of Britain’s rarest species, are seriously threatened by the high-speed rail link. The HS2 project in both its phases could affect wildlife in an [...]

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Donkey Sanctuaries, Support Needed for Rescue Centres

PLEASE SUPPORT  DONKEY SANCTUARIES. Here is one to have a read about and the work they ALL do. Welcome to The Wonkey Donkey Sanctuary I am Jenny and would like to ask you, to joins us at our bespoke Donkey sanctuary and visitors centre. I became involved with donkeys 6 years ago, following an illness. They helped me to recover. How it all began… I have had a love of donkeys all my life; even when a small girl visiting the seaside. I always [...]