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Animal welfare activists claim the man ate ‘at least 15 cats in two years’

Main jailed after neglected dog was forced to survive by eating other pet's remains

A man has been jailed after leaving two Jack Russell dogs to fend for themselves for more than a month, resulting in one starving to death and the other surviving by eating its remains, the RSPCA said.

Second cat poisoned with anti-freeze in Poole street

A seven-year-old cat has died after being poisoned with anti-freeze in the same road where another cat suffered the same fate just a few months ago.

Introduced from Australia, the brush-tailed possum is a non-protected pest in New Zealand

Kiwis divided by school children playing dress-up with dead possums

Some schools bake cakes to raise money. Others hold jumble sales. The Uruti School in New Zealand's North Island staged a best-dressed dead possum competition, encouraging pupils to deck out the furry corpses in costumes such as wedding dresses and bikinis.

Sales of cosmetics grew by 18 per cent in China last year, amounting to £10bn

Wendy Higgins: Animal testing is the beauty industry’s well-kept ugly secret

Animal testing is the beauty industry’s well-kept ugly secret. Many consumers still shop under the assumption that cosmetics animal suffering is a thing of the past. The truth, however, is altogether harder to swallow - thousands of animals are still used to test cosmetic chemicals.

Beauty products go back to animal testing

Beauty companies return to animal testing to exploit Chinese demand

L'Occitane among firms told to remove 'Leaping Bunny' logo signifying ethical testing practices

Danger man: At least Ricky Gervais is witty

Ricky Gervais blasts testing on animals

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais has waded into a row over the testing of cosmetic products on animals.

The jet set: the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Games in 1984

Olympics opening ceremony: What is it like to put on a show for the biggest audience on Earth?

Tomorrow night, Danny Boyle will join an elite band of directors.

Man jailed for throwing dog to its death from block of flats

A man who killed his dog by throwing it out of a 10th floor window has been jailed.

Brian May

Brian May to rock for British wildlife

Brian May, the Queen guitarist and animal rights campaigner, is to perform at the inaugural Wildlife Rocks.

Sinister smile: Saltwater crocodiles can grow 20ft long, and weigh a ton

Crocodiles back in trophy hunters' sights

'Dundee' actor and Irwin family take opposing sides, as once-endangered species prospers

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Calgary concern

The block cull will destroy thousands of badgers

Thousands of badgers face slaughter after bid to prevent cull fails

Thousands of badgers are facing slaughter following the failure of a High Court bid to halt the killings.

The breeding of genetically modified animals and harmful mutants, mainly mice, accounted for 1.6 million procedures last year

40 per cent increase in animal experiments over past decade

Animal welfare charities reacted angrily to news today that the number of animal experiments rose to a record high in Britain last year.

Three held over animal rights blackmail plot

Three people were arrested yesterday in Britain and the Netherlands over an investigation into an international blackmail plot by animal rights activists linked to arson attacks.

Revellers being sprayed with water after the official opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain

The storm before the bull run

Revellers being sprayed with water after the Chupinazo, the official opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, yesterday.

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