Former soldier taped 33 of the animals to the floor and then stamped on them one by one
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Wednesday 11 December 2013
Tests have confirmed 20 people died after contracting the disease on the island
Rats beheaded with scissors and mice kept in a 'pitiful state': Imperial College London vows to overhaul treatment of animals in labs after video emerges showing 'appalling suffering'
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Footage was obtained by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Between six and seven million people in the UK take the medicines every day to lower 'bad cholesterol' in the blood
Monday 23 September 2013
Customers complained about branch with rotting rodent corpses in fridge and ‘unbearable’ smell
Wednesday 18 September 2013
A Swedish pest control company has confirmed the discovery of sewer rats with an immunity to commonly used anti-rodent poisons.
Thursday 01 August 2013
The claws are out for cats who are free to roam at night. The wildlife campaigner Rosie Catford (no, really) of the Wildlives Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Essex has come out in favour of a cat curfew, of the kind already seen in some parts of the US and Australia, in a bid to save some of the “200 million birds and small animals killed by domestic cats every year in Britain”.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
'These represent the next generation of tools to understand complex conditions' says one researcher
Thursday 11 July 2013
Thursday 04 July 2013
Helicopters drop 200 tons of poison pellets in world’s biggest extermination project
Pioneering scientists grow rat's kidney in lab - and hope it will lead to breakthrough for human organ transplants
Sunday 14 April 2013
A synthetic kidney made from a patient’s own skin cells might soon be ready for the first human transplant following the creation of a similar artificial organ in laboratory animals, scientists said today.
Sunday 24 March 2013
British-owned island takes drastic action to stop animals destroying native habitat
Saturday 23 March 2013
PX is a unique Spanish sweet wine that I discovered a while ago, so sweet in fact that it resulted in me having to make a trip to the dentist. PX, or Pedro, short for Pedro Ximénez, is one of the darkest, richest, stickiest wines in the world and by rights shouldn't exist as a wine at all. Oozing with viscous sucrosity, it's the perfect blending sweetener, in small doses, for cream sherry and sweet oloroso. Did someone dunk a finger in a cask of Pedro one day and think "I could get a pat on the back from the mouthwash industry for bottling this on its own"?
Friday 22 March 2013
Student houses aren’t always in the best nick, but vermin aren’t the only things you need to worry about. Eleanor Doughty discovered the one thing worse than finding a mouse behind her dresser...
Thursday 28 February 2013
Direct, brain-to-brain communication? Digitally enhanced nervous systems? “Organic” computing? If Professor Miguel Nicolelis has his way, such hi-tech enhancements are not as far off as you might think.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
The author of His Dark Materials is excited to see his new story, I Was a Rat!, performed on stage in Birmingham
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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