The puppies were seized at Dover port during lockdown, having been illegally imported from Romania despite coronavirus restrictions in the UK preventing non-essential travel (Picture: Dogs Trust / PA Wire)Six puppies drenched in oil were rescued from the back of a van after they were illegally smuggled into the UK from Romania.
The bill intends to ‘ban the consumption of dog meat’ (Picture: Getty images) Conservative MP Bill Wiggin says the UK should set an example to the rest of the world (Picture: House of Commons) The MP wanted the UK to act as an example to rest of the world, ‘because China argue that until we make it illegal, why should they?’ 450 tonnes of dog meat were imported to Japan between 1997-2017, he added.
Yesterday the British public acknowledged a two minute silence for those who fought in the First World War. But often many forget the thousands of animals who also lost their lives during conflict – including one very brave dog, Bamse, who served in the Second World War. The St Bernard belonged to the captain of the Norwegian fighting ship Thorod, which escaped to the UK after the occupation of Norway in 1940.
Since the 1970s, the American artist William Wegman has photographed his dogs in a variety of poses; now a collection of his Polaroids is being exhibited in the UK for the first time. William Wegman: Polaroids is at the Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London W1, 26 September-20 October