What does the Year of the Ox have in store?

Happy Chinese New Year! February 12th marks the start of the New Year or “Spring Festival” in 2021. The traditional Chinese calendar is lunisolar (based on the moon). This means that New Year is usually celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice. Celebrations start the evening before

New Patron Announced For One Voice For Animals UK

One Voice for Animals UK has a new patron: Richard Bowler, a well-known wildlife photographer living in North Wales. One Voice for Animals UK (OVFAUK) was set up in April 2020 to support small rescues struggling due to the Covid crisis. One Voice for Animals UK brings together almost 300 animal organisations,

The effects of plastic on the animal kingdom

Plastic. A word that, in this modern day, has become stigmatized with connotations of waste and destruction. This transformation of the word displays the progress and development society has made. We have acknowledged the negatives of plastic and the dire consequences the resource has on the planet. We now just

Animal or Accessory? New Show ‘Pooch Perfect’ Sparks Debate

New Dog Grooming Show Divides Viewers Dogs play an important part in our lives. Their intelligence and will to help means they are often more than just great companions. Many dogs have additional jobs, assisting those with additional needs, such as the Blind and D/deaf community; working in fire and rescue

How to support your local zoo in lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for us all, but for zoos the constant restrictions that they have faced, both in and out of lockdowns, have really taken their toll on their financial situations. When in lockdown, zoos aren't allowed to welcome any visitors at all through their gates. Even

“The Smoke and Mirrors” – Illegal Fox Hunting Exposed

Fox hunting in the UK The hunting of foxes has long been the topic of popular and controversial debate; stirring heated emotions within animal welfare and hunting groups. Hunting a wild mammal with dogs was banned in 2004 after the Hunting Act was passed - hundreds of years after the first

Remembrance Day – What is the purple poppy?

The Purple Poppy campaign is about honouring the lives of animals who were lost in service. The campaign runs alongside Remembrance Day on 11th November, and is there to raise awareness of the thousands of animal lives that were lost due to war and conflict. This may not be something

Pets found to benefit lockdown well-being

Pets of all shapes and sizes, whether they have fur, feathers or even scales, have been found to have really helped Britons through the uncertain times we have all faced during lockdown. A recent study conducted by University of York and University of Lincoln has found that having a pet

Snowdonia’s Golden Eagle Reintroduction Plan Launches

You could be spotting golden eagles on your walks around Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, in the future, if reintroduction programme is successful. Golden eagles have been extinct in the wild in Wales and England since 1850, but a new study lead by Lancaster University and Wilder Britain gives us hope

The Royal Mint launches commemorative lions of London Zoo coin

The Royal Mint has announced that they are launching a new coin which will feature the three lions which made up London's first zoo more than 800 years ago. The new coin is being released as part of the Tower of London collection. The commemorative piece is an uncirculated £5