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Humane alternatives to animal cosmetic testing already exist. Photo Credit: China Photos/Getty Images

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 […]

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<p>I William truly the animal lover he claims he is, and can he shed the stigma his prior crimes against nature have given him? Photo Credit:</p>

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 […]

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<p>The UK has a number of laws in place to consider carefully when parenting a dog. Photo Credit: Facebook </p>

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 […]

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<p>Conservationists' main concern involving bird apps revolves around the welfare of the animals. Photo Credit: Ray Kennedy/ Royal Society for the Protection of Birds</p>

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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<p>The dancing of dogs for performance, as with this pair pictured, will no longer be allowed in Britain due to the risk of injury it poses. Photo credit:</p>
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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 […]

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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 […]

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