Animal welfare activists claim the man ate ‘at least 15 cats in two years’
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Friday 02 March 2012
David Cameron was last night accused of deploying "smoke and mirrors" to avoid imposing an immediate ban on wild animals in travelling circuses.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
A farmer who was being investigated over allegations of cruelty to pigs has been found dead at his home.
Friday 10 February 2012
The grand emancipation of America's popular performing orcas has been postponed, thanks to the not-so-startling conclusion of a district court judge in San Diego that, on balance, whales and humans are not the same thing.
Friday 20 January 2012
Animal welfare and wildlife groups say the badger culls are unscientific and inhumane
Friday 13 January 2012
It's banned in many countries for being inhumane, but now 'ethical' versions of the delicacy are appearing. Sophie Morris wonders if it's really cleaning up its act.
Saturday 17 December 2011
Who knew that, before she became a child pop sensation at 15, Billie Piper's guilty pleasure was throwing animals? For a while in the early 1990s, it was literally raining cats and dogs in Swindon. "I used to pick up animals on the street," she confessed in a questionnaire, "and launch them as far as I could."
Saturday 10 December 2011
Further to your obituary of Sir David Jack (9 December), Fifers are famous for dogged determination, writes Tam Dalyell.
Sunday 04 December 2011
Activists, angry at a killer whale's continuing captivity in a Florida theme park, are off to court
Sunday 02 October 2011
Two of the biggest names in British fashion are accused of failing to live up to their fine words on animal rights and the environment.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
Almost 28,000 people have signed The Independent’s online petition calling for the Government to ban wild animals from circuses, days ahead of a crucial Commons vote.
Friday 01 April 2011
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Nearly 50 amateur bullfighters have been injured in Colombia's 'correlajas' bullfights.
Monday 15 November 2010
Campaigners pledged to step up the fight for animal welfare yesterday after The Independent highlighted the way in which the Coalition has scrapped or stalled a series of initiatives since taking power.
Monday 25 October 2010
Five animal rights activists, including one from Newquay, who intimidated companies linked to Huntingdon Life Sciences in an attempt to close down the animal testing lab have been sentenced to between six years and 15 months in prison.
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