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Thursday 01 March 2012
Ministers will today dash hopes of an immediate ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
When it comes to biting power, Tyrannosaurus rex was the undisputed king, a study has shown.
Monday 27 February 2012
A new animal disease that causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock has now been found on 74 farms in England.
Sunday 26 February 2012
A virus causing stillbirths and deformities in livestock has hit scores of British farms. Experts say cases of Schmallenberg virus, first identified in England last December, have spread to more than 70 farms from Kent to Cornwall and from the Isle of Wight to Gloucestershire.
Friday 17 February 2012
The Great Divide is one of several recent books on the deep ecological roots of human history, a trend begun by Jared Diamond with Guns, Germs and Steel (1997). Peter Watson takes some leads from Diamond but goes much further in his attempt to rescue the pre-Columbian world of the Americas from the contempt and even hatred expressed by many at the time of the 2009 Aztec exhibition at the British Museum. One article called the artefacts on display "As evil as Nazi lampshades made from human skin".
Tuesday 24 January 2012
A new livestock disease which causes birth deformities in sheep, cattle and goats has been identified in Britain for the first time.
Saturday 14 January 2012
Who knew that there is a character in Sesame Street by the name of Meryl Sheep? This ovine has appeared sporadically as the US children's show resident acting coach since 1987, once memorably teaching the Meryl Sheep Method to an eager Susan Sarandon.
Friday 02 September 2011
Friday 19 August 2011
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, although to whom, and whether they were sober, is not clear: celebrate the Rugby World Cup by running a thousand sheep down Auckland's main street, accompanied by bikini-clad models on quad bikes.
Monday 08 August 2011
Sheep rustling is booming as the price of meat soars, according to figures obtained by The Independent, with thieves targeting British farms at almost double the rate they were six months ago.
Monday 08 August 2011
Sunday 24 July 2011
Wolf by name, sheep by nature, 24-year-old Max McElligott is the latest hot tip to fall at the first hurdle.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Wednesday 23 February 2011
On 23 February 1997 Dolly the sheep, first cloned animal, was revealed by scientists in Edinburgh.
Thursday 06 January 2011
The author Dick King-Smith, beloved for bringing pigs, dogs and hares to bustling life in more than 100 books, has died at the age of 88.
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