China could finally BAN eating dog meat ahead of barbaric Yulin Festival

China could finally BAN eating dog meat ahead of barbaric Yulin Festival

China could finally ban the eating of dog meat ahead of the barbaric Yulin Festival (Image: GETTY) China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has officially announced dogs are pets and not livestock (Image: GETTY)Animal charity Humane Society International (HSI) welcomed the decision and called for an end to the Yulin Festival.

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Donia Youssef (right) with Cookie (left) who is three quarters Boston Terrier with a bit of French bulldog and Chihuahua, from Grays, Essex (Picture: ITCHPet).Archer (left), the Chow Chow, and Andy (right), from Sheffield (Picture: The Kennel Club) Do you have a doppleganger pet?

Dog thrown over bridge to die - Romania crisis as pets abandoned during lockdown

Dog thrown over bridge to die - Romania crisis as pets abandoned during lockdown

A dog was thrown over a bridge into a river to drown in Romania during the coronavirus lockdown (Image: PAWS2RESCUE) The terrified pet was saved by Paws2Rescue after being cruelly abandoned by her owner (Image: PAWS2RESCUE)The dog, now called Esther, is in a foster home and will be put up for adoption.

Rescued dog with terminal cancer ticking off bucket list with help of owner

Rescued dog with terminal cancer ticking off bucket list with help of owner

The items range from shopping sprees and beach visits to a half-birthday party, in case she does not make it to her fifth birthday in June.Adorable Bumble enjoying a swim (Image: PA) A shopping spree in Pets At Home (Image: PA).

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

The RSPCA has launched an emergency appeal amid the coronavirus outbreak (Image: RSPCA) The charity is appealing for donations as it continues to rescue and care for animals during the pandemic (Image: RSPCA)“We are facing immense challenges and huge pressures on strained resources, but our hugely dedicated teams are out there dealing with emergencies and our centres continue to deliver vital care to thousands of animals, with more expected in the coming weeks.

Crufts 2020: What dog won Crufts tonight? Recap of top Crufts moments

Crufts 2020: What dog won Crufts tonight? Recap of top Crufts moments

Crufts 2020: Elsa the border collie performing to Light Fantastic from Mary Poppins (Image: CRUFTS) Crufts 2020: This pooch did not want to unfurl the banner at the end of the routine (Image: CHANNEL 4).

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Annually the prestigious dog show is organised by The Kennel Club, which is also the major body responsible for the naming and registering of pedigree dogs.But for a purebred dog to be considered pedigree, the dog must be registered by an organisation such as The Kennel Club.

Crufts 2020: Is there an equivalent Crufts show for cats?

Crufts 2020: Is there an equivalent Crufts show for cats?

Crufts 2020: Winner of Best In Show 2019 Melkelter Galiya Gertruda, a Russian Blue (Image: GETTY) Crufts 2020: Awards are up for grabs at The Supreme Cat Show (Image: GETTY)When is Crufts 2020?Crufts 2020 will run from Thursday, March 5 until Sunday, March 8 this year.

Watch astronaut Christina Koch reunite with her dog after 328 days in space

Watch astronaut Christina Koch reunite with her dog after 328 days in space

Koch, 41, who returned to earth this month after 328 days on the International Space Station — a new record for the longest spaceflight by a woman — tweeted a video of her emotional reunion with her beloved dog, LBD.

Woman turns 200 dog food bags into stunning dresses and swimwear

Woman turns 200 dog food bags into stunning dresses and swimwear

Would wear (Picture: Rochelle Haisley Photography/Caters)She said: ‘The dresses I have created for this calendar are to help raise awareness and hopefully make someone think twice before purchasing an animal from a shop.

Simples! The Russian Meerkat that is feline fine with her cat best friend

Simples! The Russian Meerkat that is feline fine with her cat best friend

The unusual pairing look adorable whilst 'posing' for a picture (Image: CATERS)Owner Ekaterina Kuraeva, 45, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, filmed the pair scratching and embracing each other in videos that went viral online.

AOC finds her perfect puppy – which other politicians have found theirs?

AOC finds her perfect puppy – which other politicians have found theirs?

The congresswoman says her French bulldog will come with her to the office and to town halls, making them an ideal pair.

Animal cruelty horror: Heartbreaking end for helpless dogs at puppy farms exposed

Animal cruelty horror: Heartbreaking end for helpless dogs at puppy farms exposed

Their welfare was completely compromised as the puppies were left “damaged” and “at risk”.Mr Abraham said: “When I went undercover in puppy farms, it’s basically dogs kept as agricultural animals which obviously they’re not designed to be.

French Bulldog puppies left to die in freezing temperatures in heartbreaking case

French Bulldog puppies left to die in freezing temperatures in heartbreaking case

Three adorable puppies were cruelly dumped in an alleyway in freezing temperatures just before Christmas (Image: DOGS TRUST) The French Bulldog puppies were left in a crate without food, water or a blanket (Image: DOGS TRUST)“Unfortunately, they are being treated for a very uncomfortable skin condition which will have been developing for some time before they were abandoned, but we are hopeful they will make a full recovery.

Adorable 30-day-old kitten left to die by horrific owner after being doused in glue

Adorable 30-day-old kitten left to die by horrific owner after being doused in glue

The kitten was treated with talcum powder (Image: CEN/Instagram/dranane)By day three through a series of baths and being doused in talcum powder, most of the glue had been removed from the kitten’s fur and it has began to build up its strength by eating once more.

Hero dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid headed to White House

Hero dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid headed to White House

President Donald Trump tweets that the military working dog injured in the raid last weekend that killed the Islamic State leader will leave the Middle East for the White House sometime next week.

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Mr Abraham said their welfare was completely compromised (Image: BBC) Mr Abraham’s campaign, Lucy’s Law, has since been successful in banning so-called puppy farms in England.

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

The Mamma Mia star has been a fan of animal therapy ever since she acquired her beloved dog Finn, the lolloping brown nine-year-old Australian shepherd who helped her deal with the ­anxiety that came with being a young actress living away from home in Hollywood.

Dogs really are man's best friend as these clever canines prove

Dogs really are man's best friend as these clever canines prove

FROM flying in warplanes and surviving POW camps in the Second World War to discovering ancient works of art, saving lives and collecting money for charity, a new book containing extraordinary tails proves once and for all that dogs really are man’s best friend.

Dog smashed out of boiling car after being inside for THREE HOURS in heatwave

Dog smashed out of boiling car after being inside for THREE HOURS in heatwave

The Charles Cross Police Team said on Twitter: “Another dog left in the sun, another window smashed! The dog appeared to be very happy to be released from the hot car (Image: CHARLES CROSS POLICE TEAM).