French rooster owner looks to new law to fight off noise complaint | France

A rooster named Pitikok has ruffled feathers in southern France – and is now poised to test the limits of the law. A neighbor fed up with the bird’s crowing has taken the owner to court. But she could be spared a penalty under new legislation protecting the “sensory heritage” of the countryside, from noisy … Read more

Cheaper than chips… ‘Frankenchicken’ at the center of fight for animal welfare | Animal welfare

The Ross 308 is one of the most successful products in consumer history, with many tens of billions sold around the world over the last decade. With its own 15-page performance manual, low production costs and a bargain price for shoppers, it is marketed as the world’s most popular meat chicken. Owned by the global … Read more

Wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook despite pledge to fight illegal trade | Endangered species

Facebook remains a thriving marketplace for online wildlife trafficking despite the tech giant’s pledge to help combat the illegal trade, according to a new investigation. Tiger cubs, leopards, ocelots, African gray parrots and the world’s smallest monkey, the pygmy marmoset, were among the endangered animals that researchers from the global campaign group Avaaz found on … Read more