Hunting trophy ban to protect world's threatened animals

Hunting trophy ban to protect world's threatened animals

A BAN on imports of hunting trophies could save thousands of endangered animals, Environment Secretary George Eustice has said.Humane Society International UK, said: "We welcome the Government's commitment today to a UK hunting trophy import ban that will protect thousands of species including lions, elephants and giraffes, ruthlessly targeted by trophy hunters.".

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Mr Farthing said he was ‘so bloody happy’ when his staff managed to get to Pakistan last month (Picture: PA)He added: ‘Definitely the American government and the British government could have planned this withdrawal a lot better and in a different way, without a shadow of a doubt.

Ex-marine given fresh hope over plea to rescue his 200 cats and dogs from Kabul

Ex-marine given fresh hope over plea to rescue his 200 cats and dogs from Kabul

Pen Farthing was told he would have to leave the animals in the country as people are being prioritised (Picture: AP)An animal rescue charity may be able to fly hundreds of cats and dogs out of Afghanistan after all following a change in tone by the defence secretary.

Ex-marine vows not to flee Kabul without his animal rescue staff

Ex-marine vows not to flee Kabul without his animal rescue staff

Animal welfare activist Dominic Dyer started the campaign, and said he has been in touch with Mr Farthing after his wife tried to leave Kabul.

Top dogs in the Tory Party: Gavin Williamson joins exclusive pet-owning gang

Top dogs in the Tory Party: Gavin Williamson joins exclusive pet-owning gang

At TeamDogs, our brand new sister site, we don’t do politics – we love big and small breeds equally, and if you vote to let your pup sleep on your bed that’s entirely up to you – but we couldn’t help but notice that another Cabinet minister has recently become a dog owner.

Dog left looking like ‘a different breed’ after hilarious home grooming attempt

Dog left looking like ‘a different breed’ after hilarious home grooming attempt

Now one woman has shared the hilarious result of her attempt at dog grooming on TikTok. User Fernie Montufar thought she could easily cut her own dog’s hair and save $50 in the process.

Chinese zoo ‘tries to pass off dog as wolf’ after animal dies

Chinese zoo ‘tries to pass off dog as wolf’ after animal dies

The local forestry bureau have now said they will take down a sign leading to the enclosure that reads ‘the wolf is here’, which can be seen in Mr Xu’s video.

Springer spaniel given ‘animal OBE’ for helping thousands in virtual therapy

Springer spaniel given ‘animal OBE’ for helping thousands in virtual therapy

Max’s owner, Kerry Irving, said the springer spaniel was his ‘reason to live’ (Picture: PA)A virtual therapy dog is being honoured with the animal equivalent of an OBE after comforting more than 10,000 people around the world.

'Max rescued me!' Owner gives emotional interview on how miracle support dog saved him

'Max rescued me!' Owner gives emotional interview on how miracle support dog saved him

MAX the dog is receiving the animal equivalent of an OBE after his owner, Kerry Irving, revealed his furry friend saved him from depression.(Image: Facebook/Max Out In The Lake District) Max’s owner Kerry Irving says his dog gave him a “reason to live”.

Welsh sheepdog most expensive in world after selling for £27,100

Welsh sheepdog most expensive in world after selling for £27,100

Kim was sold a few days before her first birthday at an online auction (Picture: Wessex News Agency)A trained sheepdog has become the most expensive border collie in the world after selling for £27,100.

Deaf cocker spaniel rescued by JCB after 30 hours down 20ft rabbit hole

Deaf cocker spaniel rescued by JCB after 30 hours down 20ft rabbit hole

Dizzy was lifted from the hole and reunited with an emotional Duncan as onlookers cheered (Picture: Duncan Flowers / SWNS) The dog was stuck down a 20ft rabbit hole for 30 hours (Picture: Duncan Flowers / SWNS)The self-employed roofer, from Worcestershire, said: ‘We started digging, we didn’t even know she was in there, but I just had an inkling.

Man, 74, wrestles alligator to save puppy’s life without even dropping his cigar

Man, 74, wrestles alligator to save puppy’s life without even dropping his cigar

Mr Wilbanks told ABC7: ‘I was able to save Gunner’s life, he had one little puncture wound, but my hands were just sheared up.’.

Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

(Credits: Eötvös Loránd University / SW)When a dog looks at you, they are ‘seeing’ whether you are from the same species as them, whereas humans look to the face of whatever animal they gaze on, a new study shows.

Animals lost in Beirut explosion begin to be reunited with their owners

Animals lost in Beirut explosion begin to be reunited with their owners

Mr Mier said: ‘The goal really now is to reunite people with their lost pets, and that’s been working well, we’ve found owners of at least 20 dogs and cats so far.’.

Grieving dog waits on bridge for owner after they jumped into river

Grieving dog waits on bridge for owner after they jumped into river

A local resident named as Mr Xu attempted to help the dog on June 5, but it refused food and water and would not move when called, said the Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association (SAPA).

Coronavirus stars: BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter's dogs Olive and Mabel go viral

Coronavirus stars: BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter's dogs Olive and Mabel go viral

Bereft of actual sports to preside over, Cotter turns to his two competitive pets.Exhibit A: the BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter who, bereft of actual sports to commentate, has turned his attention to his two labradors: the older Olive and the younger Mabel.

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

The greater amount of time people have been spending at home for the past few weeks has inspired many to provide new homes for pets, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed.

Owner loses tooth biting Rottweiler to stop it attacking his dogs

Owner loses tooth biting Rottweiler to stop it attacking his dogs

Martin Fletcher, 55, thought his Jack Russell had been killed by the Rottweiler (Picture: North News / NNP)A man has been left missing a front tooth after he bit a Rottweiler to stop it attacking his two dogs .

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.

Naughty beagles destroy £6,200 worth of designer bags, shoes and furniture

Naughty beagles destroy £6,200 worth of designer bags, shoes and furniture

Odette Forbes, 52, named Ron and Reg after the criminal Kray twins (Picture: Simon Jacobs/ Odette Forbes/ Caters News Agency)Two naughty beagles have cost their owners over £6,000 after they destroyed a series of designer handbags and shoes.