Live puppies grabbed from inside claw machine in ‘disgusting’ video

Live puppies grabbed from inside claw machine in ‘disgusting’ video

The video has sparked outrage on social media (Picture: @BiologistDan/Twitter) The puppies are seen by a sign begging gamers to take them home (Picture: @BiologistDan/Twitter) The dogs trapped inside the machine next to stuffed children’s toys (Picture: @BiologistDan/Twitter)Twitter users have said a ‘twisted mind’ must be behind the game and said the people responsible have ‘no regard for life’.

New ‘Lucy’s law’ will protect dogs and cats in crackdown on puppy farms

New ‘Lucy’s law’ will protect dogs and cats in crackdown on puppy farms

Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who died in 2016 after being poorly treated on a Welsh puppy farm (Picture: PA)New laws are set to come into place next year to protect puppies and kittens from unscrupulous breeders.

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

A law banning puppy and kitten farming, which campaigners hope will end the practice by some unscrupulous breeders of keeping animals constantly pregnant and often in dirty and cramped conditions, is to be laid by the government.

Dog found swimming 130 miles off the coast of Thailand

Dog found swimming 130 miles off the coast of Thailand

Rig worker Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner with Chevron, told CNN that fellow staff members spotted the dog swimming towards the platform on the afternoon of April 12, and held out a pole for him.

I’m keeping the dog! The rise in ‘pet-nups’

I’m keeping the dog! The rise in ‘pet-nups’

Custody over pets is increasingly figuring in divorce proceedings – and one in 20 pet-owning couples now reportedly have a pet-nup detailing everything from contact time to grooming parlours. Maguire provides a template to give people an idea of what a pet-nup looks like.

Parliament UNITES at LAST! Finn the hero dog officer secures Westminster victory

Parliament UNITES at LAST! Finn the hero dog officer secures Westminster victory

Finn the multi-award winning hero police dog has united political opponents on all sides in the name of animal welfare.

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

Poor Eric’s claws had been left uncut for so long they started to curl over (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) RSPCA inspector Nina Small said Eric was the thinnest dog she had ever seen alive (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Inspectors are hunting for Eric’s owners but he has not been microchipped (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)Luckily Eric is being given round-the-clock care and is on the road to recovery while an investigation is carried out to trace his owners.

RSPCA shares HEARTBREAKING video of dog put down because of way he looked

RSPCA shares HEARTBREAKING video of dog put down because of way he looked

The RSPCA was forced to put him to sleep due to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), which labels certain types of dogs as “dangerous” due to their appearance.

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

First picture of man charged with stabbing dad to death on Surrey train ‘It can be quite harmful to a pet if their routine is upset and you shouldn’t assume you will divide the time in half.’ After coming across so many disputes between former partners and their pets, Vanessa teamed up with Blue Cross to come up with a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement, a specially created document to plan for pets’ futures and help avoid heartache if a relationship should end.

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California is set to become the first US state to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops unless they are from rescue centres. Known as AB 485, under the new rules pet shop operators will have to provide records of each animal’s origin or face a $500 (£391) penalty.

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

The change means cats, dogs and rabbits sold by retailers cannot be sourced from breeders, only from animal shelters. A couple hoping to adopt a cat from a San Diego shelter on Friday, told NBC News the move was a step forward for the state.

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

Originally approved in October of 2017 by Governor Jerry Brown, a new state law will go into place on January 1, 2019 that requires all pet stores to get dogs, cats, and rabbits from rescue organizations rather than breeders.

Victory for Finn the Police Dog: Law to save brave frontline animals BACKED

Victory for Finn the Police Dog: Law to save brave frontline animals BACKED

The new law will protect service animals on the frontline (Image: PA) This Bill will offer stronger protection for the many brave service animals that help to protect us Michael Gove - Environment Secretary This get-out will be abolished by the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill which has been introduced as private members’ legislation but will now be given Government support when it gets its second reading today.

Horse abuse crackdown: New law to stop sick and dying animals being abandoned

Horse abuse crackdown: New law to stop sick and dying animals being abandoned

The RSPCA rescued almost 1,000 horses last year and a huge majority were not microchipped, making it virtually impossible to trace the owners RSPCA assistant director of external affairs David Bowles "Until now, only horses born after 2009 had to be microchipped, but this law change will mean that all horses will have to be microchipped and details will go onto a central database which can be accessed by local authorities and other agencies.

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have adopted a rescue German shepherd named Major from a Delaware animal adoption center.

36 dead animals found in South Dakota pet shop

36 dead animals found in South Dakota pet shop

Thirty-six dead animals were found in her shop, the Pitter Patter Pet Store, according to reports. The shop owner received death threats following the raid, according to KNBN, the local NBC affiliate station.

The Weirdest Animal Laws in America

The Weirdest Animal Laws in America

Unfortunately, for a number of years, the state of Wyoming made it illegal to photograph game animals, including rabbits, without a permit.

Woman fined £1,000 for walking her dog off the lead

Woman fined £1,000 for walking her dog off the lead

Ms Hurry moved house soon after the incident and didn’t receive letters ordering her to appear before magistrates last week – she was fined in her absence (Picture: Eastnews Press Agency)‘I’d not been there for a while as I suffer from bad arthritis so my walks had been short but if I had known about the rule, Max would have been on his lead.

Rachael Ray's Nutrish 'natural' dog food is ‘potentially harmful,’ lawsuit says

Rachael Ray's Nutrish 'natural' dog food is ‘potentially harmful,’ lawsuit says

Rachael Ray's Nutrish 'natural' dog food is ‘potentially harmful,’ lawsuit says copied! Nutrish, the company that makes celebrity chef Rachael Ray's dog food brand, markets itself as containing natural ingredients. But a new lawsuit claims it contains a weed-killing chemical.

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.

More