Sales of eco-friendly pet food soar as owners become aware of impact

Sales of eco-friendly pet food soar as owners become aware of impact

New figures released exclusively to the Guardian show that the number of pet food products containing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified sustainable seafood has grown by 57% in the UK during the last five years, from 49 to 77.

Is getting a cat or dog bad for the planet?

Is getting a cat or dog bad for the planet?

Dry pet food production emits 106 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, more than countries such as Mozambique and the Philippines, according to a 2020 study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Vegan pet food as healthy for cats and dogs as meat, says veterinary professor

Vegan pet food as healthy for cats and dogs as meat, says veterinary professor

Andrew Knight, a veterinary professor at the University of Winchester, said his research showed that cats and dogs had as good, or better, health outcomes on plant-based diets as they did when fed on meat pet foods, provided these were carefully formulated with additional synthetic nutrients.

Climate campaigner's fury over killing of 570 whales

Climate campaigner's fury over killing of 570 whales

CLIMATE campaigners have slammed Norway for killing hundreds of whales this year, despite a dwindling use of whale meat in the country.Whalers, who typically use explosive harpoons, hunted more than 570 minke whales - the highest number in five years, according to Norwegian Fishermen's Sales Organisation data.

Has the latest status symbol become a vegan dog?

Has the latest status symbol become a vegan dog?

While a private jet might once have been the ultimate status symbol, travelling lavishly has turned into a liability for celebrities who want to be taken seriously.Hamilton announced last year that his dog, Roscoe, is also following a vegan diet.

Be careful your dog doesn’t eat these poisonous Christmas foods this festive season

Be careful your dog doesn’t eat these poisonous Christmas foods this festive season

From leftover Christmas dinner, Christmas pudding and Yule logs, through to chocolate boxes, nuts and alcohol, Burgess Pet Care’s in-house vet Dr Suzanne Moyes, shares the most dangerous foods for dogs and why you should keep your pets away from them:.

How to feed your pet without destroying the planet

How to feed your pet without destroying the planet

For some people who have chosen to reduce or cut animal products from their diet altogether for environmental reasons, it’s just not ethically possible to keep a pet cat or dog.

Owner bound dog’s mouth shut and tried to sell it to meat vendors

Owner bound dog’s mouth shut and tried to sell it to meat vendors

A dog has been rescued in China after its owner bound its mouth with a plastic band and tried to sell it for its meat.The previous owner, a farmer, is believed to have tried selling the dog to meat vendors because he had to move house and could no longer care for it.

Strong arguments for giving up meat for good

Strong arguments for giving up meat for good

Thank you for debunking so many ludicrous yet oft-repeated myths surrounding vegetarianism and veganism (Why you should go animal-free: 18 arguments for eating meat debunked , 19 June).

Woman who makes her dog vegan meals says everyone should do the same

Woman who makes her dog vegan meals says everyone should do the same

The student, from Munich, Germany, prepares all of Ella’s meals from scratch, cooking up dishes including chickpea wholewheat pasta with coconut oil, lentils with sweet potato and flax seeds, and fruit smoothies.

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.

Chinese city bans eating dogs and cats after coronavirus outbreak

Chinese city bans eating dogs and cats after coronavirus outbreak

Dogs in China’s live animal markets are often stolen as pets or snatched off the streets as strays (Picture: Reuters)A city in China has made history by becoming the first authority in the mainland to ban the consumption and production of dog and cat meat.

Annabel the one-eyed dog rescued from Chinese meat trade helps owner in lockdown

Annabel the one-eyed dog rescued from Chinese meat trade helps owner in lockdown

Mary, who lives in Maida Vale, North London , is a disabled wheelchair user but usually she has a busy social life, seeing friends and supporting the charity No to Dog Meat.

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen is set to become the first city in mainland China to ban the eating of dogs and cats, if a draft regulation released by the municipal government in a wider push to restrict the consumption of wild animals is approved.

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Boris with his pet duck Shushi (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS/Cambridge)When he found the ducklings, Boris was on his way to work and so had to keep them in a box during his shift.The ducklings have fallen in love with their pooch sister, seven-year-old Daria (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS Cambridge).

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) states that the consumption of large quantities of salt can cause pets to experience excessive thirst and urination, in addition to potential sodium poisoning.Onions, garlics, leeks, shallots and chives can prove toxic for animals, Maria Banica, a vet at Blue Cross pet charity, states.

Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade

Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade

Many dogs are hanged from trees as a cheap method of slaughter (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) Former restaurant owner Khieu Chan watches Four Paws team members rescue dogs from a facility in Takeo province (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) A woman prepares dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Four Paws initially met with the owner of the slaughterhouse who said he was desperate to get out of the business.

Dog pinned down and ‘force fed drain water’ so it can be sold for meat

Dog pinned down and ‘force fed drain water’ so it can be sold for meat

The dog is taken to a muddy pool of water which it is forced to drink (Picture: Fight Dog Meat) It is pinned down by five men as a plastic tube is prepared (Picture: Fight Dog Meat) Animal rights groups say the idea is to fatten up the dog before selling it to a butcher (Picture: Fight Dog Meat)Over 80% of the Vietnamese population in Vietnam eat dogs, according to the World Dog Alliance.

Dog goes vegetarian and refuses meat after eating pieces of a BBQ

Dog goes vegetarian and refuses meat after eating pieces of a BBQ

Pluto now follows a vegetarian (Picture: PA Real Life)Like most dogs, Pluto the golden retriever used to love meat.Pluto home after the operation (Picture: PA Real Life/Vets Now)Programme manager Robin, who lives in Maidenhead, Berkshire, with his wife Tanya, 46, a childminder, said: ‘Pluto has become a vegetarian now.

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Jack russell crosses Paddy and Fig tried out some vegetarian and insect-based dog food and a more traditional meat-based gravy bone.