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France bans wild circus animals and mink farms, but not bullfighting

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The French parliament has voted to end the use of wild animals in live circus shows and outlawed mink farming, in new animal rights legislation hailed as a step forward by campaigners. Performances of wild animals suc...

Glass Animals review – UK pop band get lost in American dreams

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“I’m not legally allowed to throw these any more,” says a remorseful Dave Bayley to a roar of disappointed boos. Glass Animals’ lead singer weighs up a pineapple in one hand. “It would knock you out!” As the four-piec...

Animals farmed: meat taxes, death in farming and anti-climate lobbying

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As UN climate talks take place in Glasgow, the role of cows and other farm animals in human-induced climate emissions – and what can be done about it – has been in the spotlight. The world’s biggest meat and dairy com...

Do animals in film and TV know that they’re acting?

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I was watching a film recently with my partner and he said of a dog lying placidly on a couch: “That’s some great dog-acting.” It got me thinking: how much direction can animals in TV and film take? Do they have any i...

‘They treated us like animals’: Haitians angry and in despair at being deported from US

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When Evens Delva waded across the Rio Grande with his wife and two daughters, he had dreams of starting a new life in Florida. But less than a week later, he and his family stepped on to the tarmac in Port-au-Prince, ...

Animals ‘shapeshifting’ in response to climate crisis, research finds

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Animals are increasingly “shapeshifting” because of the climate crisis, researchers have said. Warm-blooded animals are changing their physiology to adapt to a hotter climate, the scientists found. This includes getti...

Burned paws, hungry bears: the race to help animals injured in wildfires

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The emaciated bear cub was trekking along a mountain road through the scorched Sierra Nevada when firefighters spotted it. His paws appeared burned and he seemed alone. There was little the fire crew could do, but cal...

‘My animals burned alive’: the man putting his life back together after Greece’s wildfires – video

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Shepherd Giannis Tsiboukas, 36, confronts  the ‘total destruction’ caused after a wildfire ravaged his land on the island of Evia in Greece. Tsiboukas lost more than 40 animals to the fire that destroyed more than 50,...

‘Protect these animals’: calls grow for tougher Australian pet food standards after 21 dog deaths

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Pash and Pebbles went off their food on the last Sunday in June. The retired greyhounds had been on a fresh meat diet since their racing days – Pash, whose black coat has turned silver in his old age, prefers his meat...

What happens when millions – or billions – of sea animals die on one day?

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As a marine biologist who has studied the effects of extreme weather events for decades, I expected it would be bad. The ‘heat dome’ brought record high air temperatures to the Pacific north-west, and for the plants a...

UK government seeks to extend protection of ivory-bearing animals

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Hippos, walruses and killer whales could receive greater legal protection under government proposals to extend the ban on ivory poaching. The plans would see the Ivory Act broadened to cover more animals, with ministe...

Animals farmed: EU cage-ban moves closer, magic of horse power and ‘egg-mageddon’

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The European Commission has committed to table a proposal to phase out the use of cages in farming by the end of 2023, with the aim of enforcing the ban from 2027. It comes after the EU parliament passed a non-binding...

Spike Lee: ‘You hope that black people will stop being hunted down like animals’ – video

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Spike Lee spoke up on the US’s racial justice crisis in typically forthright fashion on the first day of the 2021 Cannes film festival, where he is president of the jury that will pick the winner of the Palme d’Or.Hav...

Spike Lee: ‘You hope that black people will stop being hunted down like animals’

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Spike Lee commented on the US’s current racial justice crisis in typically forthright fashion at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday, saying he hoped the time had come that “black people will stop being hunted down li...

Vet who fled Saddam Hussein draws up groundbreaking Kurdistan animals rights bill

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“The animals are my life,” says Sulaiman Tameer. In one corner of his desk is a statuette of a rearing horse. A watercolour of a donkey hangs behind it. “That one lives with a government minister,” he nods at a photo ...

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