Police in China have rescued hundreds of diseased and dying cats packed inside a lorry and allegedly destined for dinner plates in unregulated restaurants. Authorities in the city of Haikou, which is the capital of Hainan Province in South China, stopped the suspicious heavy goods vehicle hauling no fewer than 307 live cats last week. The vehicle originated from neighbouring Guangdong Province and the driver was unable to produce a certificate of quarantine proving the animals had been checked, the police said. Chinese authorities have rescued hundreds of diseased and dying cats as they were being transported through the country in crates (pictured), likely to be sold as food to unregulated restaurants at their final destination This picture shows a line of the 32 cats that sadly died during the journey. One cat is reportedly sold for 30 yuan (£3.40) in a city in the same region The rescued cats are pictured here in a cage at an animal shelter run by Hainan's … [Read more...] about Hundreds of diseased and dying cats ‘destined to be slaughtered for their meat at Chinese restaurants’ are rescued from trucks where they were squashed into tiny boxes
INSTAGRAM is displaying posts encouraging users to kill themselves just days after its boss pledged to remove them following a 14-year-old girl’s suicide. Adam Mosseri said last week the social network site would ban drawings, cartoons, comic strips and memes that glorify self-harm. His pledge came after the company vowed to remove all such pictures in the wake of the death of teenager Molly Russell, who killed herself after viewing images on Instagram. However a Sun Online investigation can today reveal how the site is still littered with shocking content. And it comes as new figures show the NHS is dealing with soaring numbers of admissions for self-harm among young people. It took our team just seconds to discover the kind of material Instagram have pledged to wipe off their site still exists.DISTURBING IMAGES We are not naming the accounts, so we do not encourage users to look at them. One particularly disturbing image consisted of a drawing of a girl reclining in a bath with … [Read more...] about Instagram still shows posts urging self-harm just days after pledging to remove them following Molly Russell suicide
Many women turn to supplements or HRT to cope with menopausal symptoms which have left them feeling exhausted and emotionally lost. However four women have revealed how getting a pet dog has brought back their 'old self' and reminded them what loves feels like during this natural milestone. The four-legged friends force the group out of bed in the morning and have been a key weapon for restoring their sense of structure. Phillippa Taphouse says Otis the miniature dacshund has helped her 'feel more in control' while dealing with the menopause. The cute sausage dog makes her laugh every day and she walks him twice daily I was tired and achey, but Otis gives me va-va-voom Phillippa and Otis who helped her get back into a routine and brought her 'old self' back Phillippa Taphouse, 50, works in a cafe. She lives in Oxfordshire with husband Simon, 48, a commercial director of a property development company, their three children and two dogs Otis and Mo. Phillippa says: I … [Read more...] about Never mind Man’s Best Friend, meet the WOMEN who insist their pooches are the secret weapon that helped them cope with the… Meno-Paws!
MODEL Vogue Williams today reveals the fitness regime that had her looking amazing just weeks after giving birth. In an exclusive interview, she admits to working out constantly in the months PRIOR to having son Theodore — even planning a spin class on the day he arrived. The toned physique Vogue displayed after she gave birth last September will stun and even annoy many ordinary mums. As will her devotion to exercise during pregnancy — a time when most women struggle to just get through the day — will stun many mothers. The catwalk queen and TV personality told The Sun on Sunday: “Loads of new mums have asked me how I lost the baby weight but I didn’t put that much on when I was pregnant. “I trained every single day, from seven weeks into my pregnancy. I wanted to do some spinning on the day I gave birth but I had to be induced at 6am so the doctors wouldn’t let me.“I’m lucky. I have worked out all my life, so my body has great … [Read more...] about Model Vogue Williams admits she’s obsessed with exercise and wanted to do a spin class after giving BIRTH
"Americans are from Mars, Europeans from Venus."So said Robert Kagan, a former foreign policy official in the Reagan administration, in his book Of Paradise and Power, America and Europe in the New World Order.Published in early 2003, on the eve of the second Gulf War, Mr Kagan explored why, in the fields of foreign policy and defence, Americans and Europeans so frequently disagree.The business world has long known of this divide. The corporate annals are full of examples of American companies failing to crack Europe, such as Wal-Mart in Germany, and of European businesses failing to crack the US, such as Tesco, Saab and Carrefour. Advertisement Such divisions are clearly being seen in areas of the so-called 'new economy', for example, in the way European governments have sought to rein in the power of Silicon Valley's tech giants more aggressively than Washington.And one of the most fascinating divides is now emerging in the field of e-cigarettes.In the US, the Trump … [Read more...] about Sky Views: Vaping further proof that the US and Europe are worlds apart