Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

The Eurasian lynx (Image: Chris Godfrey)But Dr Paul O'Donoghue, chief Scientist for Lynx UK Trust, says the arrival of the iconic species has only been delayed by the Government’s rejections.He told supporters: “Our plans are pioneering and would mean an apex predator back in the UK for the first time in 1,300 years."No one has ever tried this before.

The 4 Weirdest, Most Hard to Believe Pet Stories of the Week

The 4 Weirdest, Most Hard to Believe Pet Stories of the Week

According to ABC News, a very special surfing competition was held in Huntington Beach, California, where an Olympic-style event featured some very talented canines. Toldeo, Ohio woman, Janese Walters, was left blind in one eye after contracting an infection from her cat, reported Bianca Seidman of CBS News.

It's OK, you can dress chickens in Halloween costumes, CDC says

It's OK, you can dress chickens in Halloween costumes, CDC says

Whether you're a farmer or a Silicon Valley mogul, the agency says you should take certain precautions when dressing your chicken as Captain America so that you don't end up with a spooky case of salmonella.

Landlords to fight Victorian rental plan that allows tenants to have pets

Landlords to fight Victorian rental plan that allows tenants to have pets

Laws that would allow tenants in Victoria to keep pets regardless of their landlord’s wishes and restrict rent increases to once a year will be introduced to state parliament this week.

Hamsters and the chocolate torture treatment | Brief letters

Hamsters and the chocolate torture treatment | Brief letters

• The traditional use for lolly sticks is to name seedlings (Letters, 14 August). • My girlfriend’s first pet dog was called Wendy, which I consider to be a completely inappropriate name for any animal (Letters, 15 August).

Unethical puppy and kitten farms 'to be banned' in England

Unethical puppy and kitten farms 'to be banned' in England

The government is to ban unethical puppy and kitten farms in England, pledging to end the trade of unscrupulous breeders who keep animals in filthy and cramped conditions and force some to be pregnant many times over.

Electric shock collars for pets to be banned

Electric shock collars for pets to be banned

Remotely controlled training devices – e-collars or shock collars – can trigger an electronic pulse of up to 6,000 volts to a dog’s neck, and can shock an animal for up to 11 seconds at a time, according to the Dogs Trust. “This ban will improve the welfare of animals and I urge pet owners to instead use positive-reward training methods.”

Letters

When Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, says that Hamas “pile up as many civilian dead as they can” to make Israel look bad, he is speaking from a mind-set that has informed the political attitude of Israel’s leaders for many years.

Puppies: Puppies sold ‘wholesale’ online, thanks to loophole in law

This results in dogs having genetic defects, and many times people who ‘order’ such pups simply do not want them.