Several speakers at the Cheltenham science festival – among them experts on birds, pets and biodiversity – have said that cats should be kept indoors at night, such is the bloody trail of rampage they leave on their surroundings.Some figures suggest domestic cats kill 27m birds each year in the UK alone, along with 250,000 bats.
Comparing bad dog owners to bad parents, RSPCA vicepresident Chris said dogs should be kept on leads following a spate of horror attacks, including one outside his partner's home.
Experts said the survey highlights the knowledge gap among dog owners over what is normal behaviour (Image: GETTY)Some 42 percent said pulling on the lead was an issue for puppies aged six months to one year, while 37 percent said jumping up at strangers.
While Howard includes these moments of playful humility on behalf of earlier science, his message is profound, though he insists that it’s “straightforward”: “It is simply that the more compassionate we have become in our explorations into the minds of dogs, the more intelligent they have shown us to be.
Poor Charlie has been waiting for a forever home for almost 500 days (Image: RSPCA) The RSPCA is hoping it will be third time lucky for the five-year-old crossbreed (Image: RSPCA)“He’s come such a long way from the scared and nervous dog he was when he arrived at the centre back in January 2021.
Daisy is struggling with life in a kennel at the Hillfield Animal Home (Image: RSPCA).
Dog thefts hit a record high last year (Image: Getty) Map of dog thefts in UK (Image: Express)Kent Police received 182, Lancashire Constabulary had 116 and South Yorkshire Police had 100.French Bulldogs, which are the second most popular breed in the UK, are one of the most commonly stolen dogs, along with Jack Russell Terriers.
The study, published in the journal Plos One, found that nearly a fifth (17 per cent) of dogs on conventional diets had four or more visits to the vet over the period of one year, compared to nine per cent of vegan dogs and eight per cent of those on raw meat diets.
The report said: "It was found that the vast majority of study dog owners were not aware of and did not follow FDA pet food handling and storage guidelines.
Since then, the three-year-old border collie has built up her confidence in the care of the RSPCA.But poor Ellie is still waiting to be picked by adopters at the charity's Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay. Ellie and another dog called Charlie at the RSPCA's Newport Animal Centre are the only two pooches from the barn who have not found forever homes and are the RSPCA's longest staying residents in Wales.
AFTER waiting 10 years for her missing pup, a dog owner has been reunited with her stolen childhood pet.Ms Bennett had not seen her dog for 10 years (Image: Triangle News)According to statistics gathered by the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, a staggering 98 percent of dog theft criminals are never charged.
Supporters of genetic modification argue humanity has already been changing animals' genes for thousands of years through selective breeding.
Parkrun has come under fire for its controversial decision to ban waist dog harnesses, which organisers claim are a safety risk for runners .The free 5km run, which normally takes place every Saturday at hundreds of locations across the UK and beyond, has historically welcomed people of all ages and abilities, including their pet dogs.
It comes as campaigners are calling for cats to be included in a new criminal offence aimed at cracking down on dog thefts in the Kept Animals Bill.Cats are family too and we will continue to campaign to have them included in this new Pet Abduction offence.