Hamilton’s animal rescue centre are appealing for information after a cat was abandoned. A member of staff found a cat carrier in the reception area of the charity’s Bothwell Road centre on Wednesday, May 2. Centre manager Peter Fleming said: “The cat, named Admiral by centre staff, appears to be in good condition and well looked after. “We’re hoping that someone recognises him so we can find out why he was abandoned in this manner. “We’ll continue to look after Admiral until we can find him the home he deserves.” Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life. Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA helpline on 03000 999 999. Read More Top stories in the Hamilton Advertiser … [Read more...] about Hamilton’s animal rescue launch appeal for abandoned cat
The Finnish children's animation Pikkuli is to be screened on channels of Al Jazeera Media Network after the world’s largest Arabic-language television channel secured broadcast rights.The Pikkuli animated series was created by Turku-based duo Metsämarja and Antti Aittokoski, and is based on Metsämarja’s children’s book Fly, Pikkuli, Fly! The book was published in 2011 with illustrations by Elli Vuorinen. The show's characters don't speak any language in particular but rather communicate by chirping, and abstract ideas and feelings are shown through picture bubbles. The series centres around its main character, a little bird named Pikkuli who lives in the woods with his parents, older brother and sister. The animated programme is already shown in over 25 channels around the world. In Finland the series is part of Yle’s Finnish and Swedish language children’s programmes Pikku Kakkonen and Buu-klubben. Al Jazeera's broadcasts reach over 310 million … [Read more...] about Finnish kid’s animation Pikkuli flies to Al Jazeera
Ever wondered what happens to animals brought into the UK by aeroplane? Well, this video is here to show you the work that goes on at Heathrow’s animal reception centre. The centre’s resp[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Take a peek behind the scenes of Heathrow’s animal reception centre
PUBLISHED: 09:42 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 16 January 2018 Benjamin Cooke Luke McLoughlin inside The Spread Eagle, Homerton High Street. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant In London’s first vegan pub, not only long-haired freaky people need apply. Vegan cocktails at The Spread Eagle include an egg-free Tequilla sour. Picture: Polly Hancock “We aim to break the stereotype of dreadlocked, sandal-wearing, peace-loving vegans,” said Luke McLoughlin, co-founder of The Spread Eagle, in Homerton High Street. “You get vegans in all walks of life. “I think over the years veganism’s been quite separatist, almost elitist, with a kind of us-and-them mentality.” The opening of The Spread Eagle on Friday is yet another sign of its move to the mainstream. The pub replaced the old Jackdaw and Star, run by the same team as The Star by Hackney Downs. In the past two weeks alone both Tesco and Sainsbury’s have launched their own vegan ranges, … [Read more...] about The Spread Eagle: London’s first vegan pub opens in Homerton High Street (and even the furniture’s animal-free)
A group of small honking and flapping penguins gathers around an aloe vera plant in what seems to be the wildlife equivalent of a chat at the water cooler. Others dive into a nearby pool with a splash as some territorial neighbors - two ducks - defend their patch. The scene is probably a common one in coastal Peru and Chile, the places these Humboldt penguins traditionally call home. But it's the last thing a visitor to a sauna in a small town in rural Brandenburg, around 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the German capital Berlin, might expect to find. Lübbenau, with its network of canals, is known as the city of punts and pickles. In 2008, the Spreewelten Bad added penguins to its list of attractions. The spa houses 18 Humboldt penguins in a small enclosure equipped with nests, rocks and a pool. Visitors can even swim alongside the penguins - albeit separated by a large pane of glass. "Of course, the people think the penguins are great," Laura Schäfer, one of the … [Read more...] about Should penguins be an animal attraction?