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Yikes! Fox and rodent battle is top wildlife photo

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In one of the more gruesome frames on Yongqing's camera, the fox has the young rodent's head in its mouth.Land of the eagle by Audun Rikardsen, Norway






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Winner 2019, Behaviour: Birds.

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Pets being abandoned by owners facing money problems

Anonymous - October 15,2019    0 Comments

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Henry, a four-year-old shih tzu pomeranian cross, is looking for a new home



An animal rescue centre says it has seen a significant rise in pets being abandoned because their owners are facing financial hardship.Bridgend Animal Rescue Centre (Barc) in North Cornelly expects to see a 25% increase this year with owners unable to afford to keep their animals.

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Disease threat row over imported Romanian dogs

Anonymous - October 15,2019    0 Comments

The British Veterinary Association says vets are worried about the risk of rare diseases in imported dogs.Vanda Kizmaz said she was rescuing dogs from "kill centres".

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Emotional Support Animals vs. a Co-op That Bans Dogs

Anonymous - October 14,2019    0 Comments

I have a 70-pound Labrador retriever that is my emotional support animal.Can the board keep a shareholder’s brother from temporarily bringing an emotional support pet into the building because it exceeds a weight limit?

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Missing semi-wild Savannah cat re-captured in Bristol

Anonymous - October 13,2019    0 Comments

The 4ft-long (1.The cat's owner Laura Page said she was delighted to get it back.

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Animal welfare: California will become the first US state to ban fur products

Anonymous - October 13,2019    0 Comments

Getty ImagesCalifornia is the first state in America to ban the manufacture and sale of products made from animal furCalifornia will become the first state in America to ban the production and sale of animal fur.From 2023, those living in the state won't be able to make or sell any clothing, shoes or handbags made from fur.

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Norfolk puppy farm owner banned from dealing in dogs

Anonymous - October 12,2019    0 Comments

Carol Rushmer, 59, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to four dogs she kept at her farm in Norfolk.Three other family members have already been sentenced for their part in a scam, which netted more than £300,000.

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Harbour porpoises killed by infected seal bites

Anonymous - October 12,2019    0 Comments

The animals had "chronically inflamed" bite wounds on their fins and tails.The researchers found the porpoises were infected with the bacteria Neisseria animaloris.

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Crofter makes 540-mile trip to be reunited with pet lamb

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Norman the lamb was reunited with crofter Melanie MacLean



A crofter has made a 540-mile round trip to be reunited with a "special" pet lamb she regretted selling.She tracked him down to a farm in Aberdeenshire with a 700-strong flock - and within seconds of her arrival, Norman had run straight to her.

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No welfare evidence for wild animal circus ban, says minister

Anonymous - October 12,2019    0 Comments

Lesley Griffiths said the proposed ban was based on "ethical concerns", with strong backing in a consultation.Ms Griffiths said 97% out of more than six and a half thousand responses to a consultation last year wanted to make it an offence for a wild animal to be used in a travelling circus.

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'Poisoned' sausage found in popular York dog walking area

Anonymous - October 11,2019    0 Comments

The RSPCA said the charity was called by a member of the public on Monday after the sausage was found near the airfield on Broad Lane.The sausage was split open and purple pellets were discovered inside.

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Badger culls risk increased spread of TB to cattle, study finds

Anonymous - October 10,2019    0 Comments

The culls might thus increase the risk of TB spreading to cattle, the scientists behind the study warn.Mr Dyer added: "Badger vaccination removes the risk of perturbation and brings farmers and wildlife protection groups together in a spirit of mutual respect, trust and confidence.

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International honour for New Arc animal rescue charity

Anonymous - October 10,2019    0 Comments

North East Wildlife and Animal Rescue Centre (New Arc) in Aberdeenshire has helped an estimated 15,000 animals.The charity, which is based near Ellon, made headlines and attracted donations from across the world following its mascara brush appeal.

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Pregnant whale found tangled in 'ghost gear' in Orkney

Anonymous - October 08,2019    0 Comments

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The minke whale was pregnant with a female calf



A pregnant whale has been found dead and tangled in a fishing net in Orkney.Scientists said the marine pollution, known as "ghost gear", was jammed in the animal's baleen, the filter-feeder system inside its mouth.

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Butterflies, birds and zebras: The magic of animal motion

Anonymous - October 08,2019    0 Comments

The competition has two categories for amateur photographers: four entries were shortlisted for young photographer of the year and six for the photographer of the year.The shortlisted images showcase animals caught on camera around the globe, submitted according to this year's theme of Capturing Movement.

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No-deal Brexit: NI guide dogs face sea trip to enter Republic of Ireland

Anonymous - October 06,2019    0 Comments

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Assistance dog users in Northern Ireland could face a trip across the Irish Sea to bring their animals into the Republic of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The 62-year-old is a volunteer with Irish Guide Dogs and regularly travels to Cork and Dublin as part of his duties.

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New home plea for 'overlooked' RSPCA rescue dog

Anonymous - October 06,2019    0 Comments

Three-year-old Faith was found as a puppy, dodging traffic in Bath in 2017.Since then the brindle Staffie has been at Bath Cats and Dogs Home "without any interest from potential adopters".

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Opinion | After a Divorce, Who Gets the Dog?

Anonymous - October 05,2019    0 Comments

3, 2019ImageCreditCreditDaniel Salmieri“I have some good news,” my divorce lawyer told me during our second consultation in her downtown Durham, N.“Community property — property acquired during the marriage — is to be divided equally.

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Extinction risk for 270 species in Ireland, says nature report

Anonymous - October 05,2019    0 Comments

The State of Nature report covers the whole of the UK and says that 41% of species have declined since 1970.In Northern Ireland, nine species of butterfly show a marked decline and the future of breeding waders like curlew is "uncertain".

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Lion bones weighing 342kg seized in South Africa

Anonymous - October 05,2019    0 Comments

The bones, which are prized in Asia for supposed medicinal benefits and to make jewellery, were destined for Malaysia.The 12 boxes of lion bones wrapped in aluminium foil were misdeclared and discovered upon inspection.