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Britain Fails To End Animal Testing

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL TESTING) The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) issued a response to the British government’s new stance on animal testing and they believe the government is not going far enough in limiting animal testing. Last week, the government issued a document, Working To Reduce the Use of Animals in Scientific Research, but the BUAV claims it lacks any clear plan or specific details on how to reduce animal testing. They believe the British government has failed on its promise from 2010 to seriously take on animal testing. Read below for more on the BUAV’s response to the document. — Global Animal

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Prince William: Animal Friend Or Foe?

(CELEBRITY NEWS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Just as Prince William was settling down to take a well-deserved year off from his royal responsibility, news broke that his two guard dogs in the British army have been euthanized. The terrible news is of no fault to the prince, but it comes at an inopportune moment, as William recently stressed his concern for all global wildlife. Additionally, the prince is no stranger to sport hunting, which will be a tough obstacle to overcome if he’s truly serious about his new animal-loving lifestyle. Is Prince William truly an animal lover, or is his past too much to compete with? Read the article below and decide for yourself. — Global Animal

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Animal Laws Every UK Pet Parent Should Know

(PET CARE) Though we hate to say it, dog attacks are an unfortunate reality in many parts of the world. Dog attacks are not only problematic for the victims, but for the animals’ companions as well. In places like the United Kingdom, there are a number of important laws in place to protect citizens, but it’s also the responsibility of animal caretakers to familiarize themselves with these laws. Read the article below to learn about the controversial Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991—a product of breed discrimination—as well as the Animals Act of 1971. There’s no doubt citizens are torn over some of these laws, so we encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments below. — Global Animal

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Birdcall App Chirps Off Conservationists

(SKIES) English conservationists are taking a stance against a smartphone app that could pave the way for an increase in amateur nature enthusiasts. The apps in question all revolve around birding, or bird watching, and include the ability to play prerecorded birdcalls. Conservationists fear these birdcall imitations will only disturb the environment, coaxing the animals out of their homes so they can be photographed. Continue reading below to find out what steps are being taking to ensure the safety of the wild birds. — Global Animal

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20,000 Bees Safely Evacuated From Tree

(ANIMAL RESCUE) Last week in England, a tree surgeon named John Joinson was sent to the village of Childer Thornton to remove a tree that was in danger of falling into the road. When Joinson arrived at the tree, he discovered that a large colony of bees was living in it. Rather than resorting to the easier maneuver of spraying and killing them, Joinson phoned a beekeeper for help and managed to drive 20,000 bees out of the hive and into a box before cutting down the tree. Continue reading for more on the miraculous rescue mission. — Global Animal

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Britain’s Badgers Victims Of Genocide

(ANIMAL WELFARE) ENGLAND — Environment Secretary Owen Patterson of England has established a four year long badger cull and has issued local farmer’s a license to kill the species. Evidence shows that badgers help spread tuberculosis to cattle and Patterson believes the only solution is to execute 50,000 possibly infected badgers. Animal activists are protesting and local organizations are exploring alternative methods but the government will not entertain any other options. Continue reading to learn about England’s most recent genocide. — Global Animal 

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Britain’s Dogs Retire Their Dancing Shoes

(ANIMAL NEWS) BRITAIN— With the burgeoning popularity of Britain’s got Talent victors Ashley Butler and her 6-year-old cross-breed Pudsey, Britain saw an increase in dog dancing. The dancing duo inspired a number of dogs throughout the country to perform this new activity named “heelwork to music.” In response, Britain’s Kennel Club announced a ban on this and any dangerous tricks taught to dogs. The BKC also banned any ‘degrading’ behavior concerning pets, including guardians over-dressing their canine companions. While people may find amusement in the two-legged waltzing of a gaudily dressed puppy, pets do not. Read more about Britain’s great concern for their country’s animal welfare. — Global Animal

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Cat Drastically Changes A Boy’s Life

(TOUCHING TALE) ENGLAND — Throughout his entire life, Lorcan Dillon, a young boy suffering from selective mutism, has been unable to express his emotions or even properly communicate with his family. His intense anxiety disorder has prevented him from speaking to fellow classmates or teachers, heavily affecting his social life. A cure to the disease seemed impossible, that is, until Jessi-Cat came along. Routine trips to the doctor, a pill every morning? These are demands Lorcan does not need to hear, as his cat has worked wonders in helping overcome his disability. Read on to learn just how much Lorcan’s condition has progressed, and find out how animals have helped tremendously in other recovery stories. — Global Animal

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