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Healthy dog put down to be buried with owner in Virginia, US

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This shih tzu dog is a similar breed to the one which was put down in the US



A dog owner in America had her healthy pet put down and cremated to be buried with her when she died, according to US reports.Emma, a shih tzu mix, was put down and cremated, despite efforts of an animal shelter to stop it happening.

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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Anonymous - May 23,2019    0 Comments

Critics of the ban, imposed in 2014, say the restriction was causing problems to small farmers and to those who previously benefited from hunting.The decision is likely to trigger an angry reaction from conservationists, who believe the move is political.

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Highland Wildlife Park captive breeding rare hoverflies

Anonymous - May 21,2019    0 Comments

The pine hoverfly Blera fallax is currently known to only inhabit one forest site in the Cairngorms National Park.The Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, near Aviemore, is raising hoverflies in old jam jars and hummus pots.

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Spain alarmed by French bear's attacks on sheep

Anonymous - May 18,2019    0 Comments

Spanish officials want France to share the keys to the trackers, so that Navarre shepherds can follow the bears' movements.Currently they learn of Claverina's location after several hours' delay.

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Grumpy Cat internet legend dies

Anonymous - May 18,2019    0 Comments

The cat from Arizona had "helped millions of people smile".American actress Aubrey Plaza, who played the voice of the cat in the 2014 film, said her "heart was broken".

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Stowaway kittens rescued on US building site

Anonymous - May 16,2019    0 Comments

The 60ft (18m) steel column was being transported from Hayward, near San Francisco, to San Diego.They tried to lure them out with food, but eventually had to tip the column to get them out.

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Farmer saves fox cubs by Caesarean near Haywards Heath

Anonymous - May 16,2019    0 Comments

Chris Rolfe had been checking on his pregnant ewes when he saw a car hit a fox on his way home towards Haywards Heath, West Sussex.He went to check on the vixen, who was killed instantly, but then noticed the movement of cubs inside her belly.

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Bid to reduce antibiotics use in humans and animals

Anonymous - May 16,2019    0 Comments

The spread of the problem is caused by overuse and inappropriate use of the medicines.Reducing the use of antibiotics in both humans and animals is one of the best ways of addressing the issue.

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Anxiety: Panic disorder caused woman to quit job

Anonymous - May 14,2019    0 Comments

Going to the supermarket, a gig, or any busy place had to be "meticulously planned" for 29-year-old Laura Bartley, who has agoraphobia.Ms Bartley of Welshpool, Powys, joined Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain in a documentary about anxiety.

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New veterinary centre in Livingston gets green light

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The plans include a referrals hospital, small animal practice and pathology laboratory in Livingston



Veterinary services provider CVS Group is set to build a new facility in West Lothian, creating up to 110 jobs.The move comes after CVS purchased a 1.

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Lucy's Law: Puppy farm ban set to be confirmed

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A new law aimed at cracking down on so-called puppy farms in England is set to be confirmed in Westminster on Monday.The legislation - known as Lucy's Law - will ban the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties, making buyers deal with breeders directly.

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Coventry tortoise Tommy returned after theft

Anonymous - May 13,2019    0 Comments

The police were informed and the community spread news of the search on social media and offered rewards.Ms Machin said she was "over the moon" Tommy was back and thanked everyone who had helped.

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Tail-tied baby squirrels untangled by vet

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The squirrels will be released into the wild as soon as they are old enough



Four baby squirrels had to be separated by a vet after they became tied together by their tails.The juveniles were found in woodland near Stockton-on-Tees by a member of the public who called the RSPCA.

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Escaped puppy Rio found after months hunting rabbits

Anonymous - May 11,2019    0 Comments

Pointer cross Rio was 10 months old when he slipped out of his harness on a walk near Cambridge in January 2018.He was finally caught this week, and is thought to have "lived off rabbits" at a former landfill site.

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Plastic pollution: RSPB Grassholm Island 'living hell' for birds

Anonymous - May 09,2019    0 Comments

Sam Hobson captured the moment on Grassholm Island, eight miles off Pembrokeshire, which has an estimated 20 tonnes of plastic on it.An RSPB Cymru spokesman said marine litter was a "serious threat" to seabirds on Grassholm and elsewhere.

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Pet crematorium to open in former chapel near Cardigan

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The Grade II-listed chapel at Llechryd has been vacant for 15 years and is in poor repair



A former chapel near Cardigan is to be turned into a pet crematorium.The Grade II-listed 19th Century Llwynadda chapel at Llechryd has been vacant for 15 years, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

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Viewpoint: Uncomfortable realities of big game hunting

Anonymous - May 08,2019    0 Comments

And once you've killed it you can export the "trophy" home.But calls for a blanket ban on trophy hunting fail to take into account the complex relationship between hunting and conservation.

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Five things we've learned from nature crisis study

Anonymous - May 08,2019    0 Comments

Then there's all that water that nature cleans, all the food it provides, all the CO2 it absorbs, all the storms that it blocks.One of the major themes of this assessment is the term "nature's contribution to people".

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Scotland's rogue puppy farmers hit with £1m tax bill

Anonymous - May 05,2019    0 Comments

A taskforce was set up by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in 2015 to flush out the undeclared income of rogue puppy breeders.The puppy trade in Scotland is reportedly worth £13m a year - with a large proportion illegally bred.

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Tax-dodging puppy farmers targeted in HMRC operation

Anonymous - May 05,2019    0 Comments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) launched an investigation in 2015 after animal welfare groups expressed concerns puppies were being reared on a mass scale and sold illicitly in the UK.Among those HMRC said were targeted by its special taskforce were two unconnected puppy breeders in the West of Scotland who were handed tax bills of £425,000 and £337,000.