Offshore fish farms: a new wave of food production … or the ‘wild west’ of ocean pollution? | Environment

The enclosures stretch the length of an Olympic-size swimming pool, but from above they appear as floating dots scattered across the ocean. Inside, fish mill about as the submerged pens sway to the currents of the open sea. Known as offshore fish farms, these structures have appeared around the world in recent years. Their proliferation … Read more

‘Lost’ alligator found in west Texas desert in ‘rare sighting’ | Texas

Finding alligators in swampy states like Florida and Louisiana is no big deal, but it’s much different when you’re talking about the west Texas desert. And that’s exactly where one of the large reptiles turned up last week, when Midland county sheriff’s office secret spotted a gator at a trailer park. The law enforcement agency … Read more

West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma ordered to do community service over cat abuse | West Ham United

The Premier League footballer Kurt Zouma has been ordered to carry out 180 hours of community service and banned from keeping cats for five years for kicking and slapping his cat. The 27-year-old West Ham and France defender prompted widespread condemnation after footage filmed by his brother Yoan, emerged of Zouma volleying the pet across … Read more

More cases of Alabama Rot in the West Country – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists has confirmed two more cases of the usually fatal cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), otherwise known as Alabama Rot. The two cases came from Bristol and Kingsbridge, Devon, taking the total number this year to five countrywide. David Walker, American, RCVS and EBVS European specialist in small animal internal medicine, … Read more