What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.

Digested week: #binspace is the kind of Britain I want to live in

Digested week: #binspace is the kind of Britain I want to live in

Thanks to the continued commitment of 2021 seemingly to give me simultaneous infarctions in every organ, the week opened with the news that Ian “Beefy” Botham is to become the new trade envoy for Australia and John Cleese is to host a new series looking at “wokeness” and “cancel culture”.Now look.

A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness

A dog’s inner life: what a robot pet taught me about consciousness

But Aibo came equipped with language-processing software and could recognise more than 100 words; didn’t that mean in a way that he “understood”?Aibo’s sensory perception systems rely on neural networks , a technology that is loosely modelled on the brain and is used for all kinds of recognition and prediction tasks.

See Cher help 'world's loneliest elephant' in new documentary trailer

See Cher help 'world's loneliest elephant' in new documentary trailer

Cher traveled to Pakistan and Cambodia to document Kaavan's journey to his new home.

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Jack Hanna, the director emeritus of Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, has been diagnosed with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease , his family announced Wednesday on Twitter."Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease.

Dog gains fans across the world thanks to different coloured eyes

Dog gains fans across the world thanks to different coloured eyes

Brittany with Chase the dog with different colour eyes (Picture: Brittany Uniacke/Splitpics UK)She said: ‘The kids had no idea we were getting a puppy.Chase as a puppy (Picture: Brittany Uniacke/Splitpics UK)Brittany loves sharing snaps of him online and she gets fans messaging her from all over the world.

Ricky Gervais erupts at 'disgusting' dog owners cropping pets' ears for fashion 'Barbaric'

Ricky Gervais erupts at 'disgusting' dog owners cropping pets' ears for fashion 'Barbaric'

Ricky Gervais and the RSPCA have thrown their support behind a campaign to prevent the ear cropping of dogs.(Image: PA) Ricky Gervais and the RSPCA have signed a petition to stop the ‘horrific’ cosmetic surgery.

China fur farm shame: Terrified animals crammed in cages, electrocuted and skinned

China fur farm shame: Terrified animals crammed in cages, electrocuted and skinned

Animals are kept in filthy conditions, electrocuted and skinned in front of their cage mates (Image: HSI) The horror scenes at Chinese fur farms have been uncovered by HSI in an investigation of 13 Chinese fur farms between November and December 2020 (Image: HSI)The charity claims basic biosecurity measures were not being followed despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen outbreaks at fur farms.

Meghan Trainor shares pic of her son and dog: 'Cutest thing I've ever seen'

Meghan Trainor shares pic of her son and dog: 'Cutest thing I've ever seen'

Trainor's brother, Ryan Trainor (aka Riley's "funcle"), snapped the photos.meghan_trainor / InstagramTrainor, 27, revealed the news of Riley’s birth on Valentine’s Day, sharing photos of her son from just after he was born.

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.

Who’s a good boy? The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs

Who’s a good boy? The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs

But the people at Bark know well that the photogenic often get a head start: most of the dogs in the emails are looking for new homes after a harsh beginning.‘He remembers who has paid particular attention to him in the past and will make sure to greet them with gladness in his heart’: Simon with his dog, Ludo.

Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets? Experts weigh in

Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets? Experts weigh in

The news of two pet Rottweilers mauling a 58-year-old worker to death in a farm near Chidambaram, in Cuddalore district, last week has sent shock waves through people.Manoj Poovanniyil of the kennel, Rottweiler Chennai, says, “Every dog and breed is different and people should do their homework thoroughly before taking them home.

With a rise in pet snatching, here’s how to keep your pooch safe

With a rise in pet snatching, here’s how to keep your pooch safe

Many such incidents have happened over the years, which is why it’s important to be vigilant when you walk your pet outside.And these incidents happen only with pedigree and imported dogs,” says Kaveri.Timings and area for walks also important: Pet parents.

Kaley Cuoco is in 'gut-wrenching' pain after death of dog Norman

Kaley Cuoco is in 'gut-wrenching' pain after death of dog Norman

Cuoco shared dozens of additional photos and videos of Norman to her Instagram Stories to pay tribute to her special pup."💔💔💔 love you forever, Norman," her sister, Briana, wrote.Ashley Tisdale commented, "I’m sending you so much love.I’m so sorry, it’s the worst feeling In the world 💔".

Abandoned blind puppy found wandering in Hyde Park gets a new home

Abandoned blind puppy found wandering in Hyde Park gets a new home

Although dogs like Oliver might need a little extra help, Steve urges those who are struggling with a puppy for whatever reason, to bring it to their local rescue, rather than just abandoning it.

Man’s Best Friend: The world’s most beloved pet photographer turns his lens on our canine companions

Man’s Best Friend: The world’s most beloved pet photographer turns his lens on our canine companions

Walter Chandoha was a combat photographer in the Second World War, before a chance encounter with a cat led him on a path that would shape his professional career.

National Zoo is asking the public to help name giant panda cub

National Zoo is asking the public to help name giant panda cub

Giant panda gives birth to healthy cub at National Zoo. During a TODAY segment on Wednesday morning, the show's co-anchors weighed in on which panda names they like best.

'It was love at first sight': readers on their new lockdown pets

'It was love at first sight': readers on their new lockdown pets

Having dogs was a distant dream as I never thought I’d leave London, but a few months into lockdown I agreed with my employer that I would continue to WFH three days a week once we return to the office.

Who's a clever dog? Canine 'genius challenge' to be livestreamed

Who's a clever dog? Canine 'genius challenge' to be livestreamed

Fugazza said that learning names of items appears to be a very different task for dogs than learning commands, with almost all dogs able to do the latter – at least to some degree.

9 best dog carriers for transporting puppies and older hounds

9 best dog carriers for transporting puppies and older hounds

Pushing a pooch around in what looks like a baby buggy might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they can be great for people whose dogs can no longer walk far but still want to be out of the house in comfort – they can sit/lie down in it or rest their paws on the bar for a good view of the outside world.