‘We’ve bred them to their limit’: death rates surge for female pigs in the US

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With sows producing 23 piglets a year on average, intensive farming is called into question over rise in animals suffering prolapse Death rates for female pigs in the US are rising fast, sending alarm bells ringing throughout the farming industry. The mortality rate rose from as many as 25%-50% of sow deaths. The American Association […]

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Morrissey denounces halal meat as ‘evil’, and attacks May, Khan, Abbott and more

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Ex-Smiths frontman claims halal slaughter requires certification that can only be given by supporters of Isis, and throws his support behind far-right For Britain party Morrissey has made an extraordinary even by his standards series of pronouncements in halal meat production, the Islamic method of animal slaughter. He claimed that halal slaughter requires certification that […]

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Wine for you and your feline is on sale for National Drink Wine With Your Cat Week

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Clink clink, y'all.Image: petwinery Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Drinking wine alone with your cat is an unspoken rite of passage to becoming an adult. And if you find yourself turning […]

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Student says she flushed ’emotional support hamster’ after Spirit Airlines denied passage

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Florida college student says Spirit Airlines originally told her the pet was allowed, but denied it entry at the airport Student says she flushed ’emotional support hamster’ after Spirit Airlines denied passage Florida college student says Spirit Airlines originally told her the pet was allowed, but denied it entry at the airport Julia Carrie Wong […]

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Meet the dogs of Chernobyl the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community

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Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone mainly descendants of those left behind after the nuclear disaster, when residents were banned from taking their beloved pets to safety We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog runs at us. It is thin, with […]

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Labrador puppy stolen by thieves returned to ‘devastated’ little girl

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Eight-week-old labrador puppy, Sasha, was stolen from a family.Image: victoria police An eight-week-old puppy that was stolen from a house in Melbourne, Australia, has been returned to a “devastated” family after local police launched a public appeal. A number of items including a laptop, an iPad and jewellery were also stolen from the home on […]

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Penguins starving to death is a sign that somethings very wrong in the Antarctic | John Sauven

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Overfishing, oil drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem. But ocean sanctuaries could help protect what belongs to us all, says Greenpeace director John Sauven The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a looked back at Earth from six billion kilometres away and took a […]

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