Swiss to vote in national poll on banning factory farming | Animal welfare

Swiss voters will vote on Sunday on whether to ban factory farming as unconstitutional and end imports of intensively farmed meat. The latest poll shows 52% of voters oppose a ban, and 47% support one. If the factory-farming ballot initiative is passed, Switzerland’s constitution, which already protects the “welfare and dignity of animals”, would be … Read more

This National Dog Day, Krispy Kreme Is Offering Your Dog Something Awesome

Happy National Dog Day! We know it’s always dog day in your house, because you’re such an animal lover, but it’s officially being celebrated nationwide this Friday, August 26th. And just in time to celebrate the special occasion, Krispy Kreme is launching boxes of limited edition doggy doughnuts. They look so much like the real … Read more

Dog Jumps Over Railing And Falls 30 Feet At National Park

A Wisconsin family took a trip to see the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. They brought their 4-year-old dog, a Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix named Leo, with them. The family was amazed by the beautiful sights at the National Park, but soon, they faced an unexpected danger. Leo slipped out of his collar at one … Read more

Eighteenth-century cockroach found in slave-trading ship’s accounts | National Archives

An 18th-century cockroach, named Peri, and discovered in the accounts book of a French slave-trading vessel, has become a surprise addition to the National Archives after the book was opened for the first time in more than two centuries. The insect’s journey began on board the slave-trading vessel that sailed from La Rochelle in 1743 … Read more

Meet The Phenomenal Finalists Of This Years National Cat Awards

This year’s National Cat Awards are a self-described “annual celebration of the companionship of cats.” Hosted by cat-loving companies Cats Protection and Feliway, the candidates for this year competition are some of the best kitties on the planet, and it’s easy to see why. There are four categories of the National Cat Awards: Cat Colleagues, … Read more

Woman gored by bison in Yellowstone national park | Wildlife

An Ohio woman was gored by a bison after approaching the animal while visiting Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, park officials said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old was visiting the national park from Grove City, Ohio, about 20 minutes outside Columbus. Park officials say the woman, whose name has not been released, got within 10ft of … Read more

Woman killed by bison in Yellowstone national park | Wildlife

An Ohio woman was killed by a bison after approaching the animal while visiting Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, park officials said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old woman was visiting the national park from Grove City, Ohio, about 20 minutes outside of Columbus. Park officials say the woman, whose name has not been released, got within … Read more

Vets4Pets launches national campaign to champion industry heroes

Practice group Vets4Pets has launched a national campaign to celebrate and thank all veterinary teams caring for the nation’s pets. In launching the campaign, the group said it wants to champion everyone working across the professions to showcase their passion, dedication and commitment. Vets4Pets said the campaign followed its Project Listen report, which raised the … Read more

Wild fox infiltrates flamingos’ pen at Washington’s National zoo and kills 25 | Birds

A wild fox in Washington DC, has chewed through a fence at the National zoo and killed 25 flamingos in the worst animal attack there in two decades. On Tuesday, zoo officials announced that in addition to the 25 American flamingos that were killed early on Monday in their outdoor habitat, three more were injured. … Read more

Second chance: 80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs to be released into Kosciuszko national park | Environment

Two years after the 2019-20 summer bushfires nearly wiped out the species, 80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs are jumping back into the wild in NSW. “Releasing these 80 spotted tree frogs back into the wild, despite all the setbacks this species has faced, is a reminder to have optimism about the conservation work we’re … Read more