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#DontForgetAnimals in the current political chaos

The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill promises to be a gamechanger for animal wefare in the UK, but it is stuck in a limbo. Help us ensure animals aren’t forgotten: the Bill must be taken through Parliament, and become law.

#DontForgetAnimals: action, not words, is what we need

The government has responded to the #DontForgetAnimals petition for the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to be taken through Parliament and made into law without delay. It is an encouraging response, but action is needed.

Ealing Wildlife Group: batty about bats

At Ealing Wildlife Group we’ve always had a focus on bats, as the group started in 2016 through a social media request for more information them. Bat walks remain a regular feature of what we do in the local community...

Contributor: Sean McCormack

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How to help pets (not just dogs!) through hot weather

When the weather starts to get warmer, Instagram gets flooded with posts about dogs in cars, don’t walk your dog in the heat, signs of heatstroke - and it’s great to see it! But what about our other pets? Let’s take a look...

Contributor: Rory Cowlam

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The link between pain and behaviour in dogs

Pain and behaviour issues are both very common in our dogs. 'Unwanted behaviours’ are the leading cause of death in dogs under three in the UK; 33-80% of all behaviour cases are believed to have a source of underlying pain.

Author: Sophie White
Contributor: The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)

Nearly all newborn sea turtles in Florida are female due to heat

Sea turtles in Florida are dealing with a peculiar challenge caused by climate change: a steep gender imbalance. Record-breaking heat has resulted in an overwhelming majority of female sea turtles being born.

Animal cruelty case referred to Crown Court for first time

A man who poisoned two cats was referred to Cardiff Crown Court for sentencing - a first for an animal cruelty case, according to the RSPCA. It follows the coming into force of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act 2021 last year.

Family of trafficked spider monkeys return to the wild

A family of nine spider monkeys, including two babies, have made their return to the rainforest following their rescue from an illegal zoo in eastern Peru, where they were 'crammed into a cage to entertain visitors'.

Freya the walrus euthanised in Oslo

Freya, a young female walrus who became a national mascot in Norway after choosing to spend the summer in the Oslo fjord, has been euthanised after crowds failed to heed warnings to keep their distance.

Puppies left 'semi-comatose' after illegal ear cropping

Three puppies whose ears were illegally cropped were described as being in a 'semi-comatose state' when Staffordshire police found them at a property in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, in November 2020. Three people have been sentenced.

Dozens of smuggled puppies seized in Belfast

A man was arrested and 57 puppies were seized in Belfast on Tuesday 2 August. The puppies were illegally smuggled from the Republic of Ireland, and were meant to be transported on to Great Britain.

Hoopers: what is it, and what dogs can play?

Hoopers is a dog sport that tests the dogs around a course of obstacles that the team navigate together. There are arches called hoops for the dogs to go through - think giant croquet, this is Hoopers. And all dogs can play!

Author: Carrie-Anne Selwyn

Former gamekeeper sentenced for animal fighting

A man who worked as a gamekeeper at the Millden Estate, Scotland, was found guilty of using his dogs to fight and bait wild animals. He was sentenced to eight months in prison and banned from keeping animals for 15 years.