Secret Gibbon Whispers Translated By Scientists

Since the 1940s, we have known that gibbons use a secret language to communicate, but only now, with ultra sensitive equipment, have scientists been able to decipher their unusual calls. This research could give us clues to the evolution of human language. Lar gibbons,Β or the white-handed gibbon, are an endangered primate,Β usually found in Thailand, Laos …

What’s Wrong With Animal-Friendly Animal Products?

The ethical consumer cannot simply trust a brand claiming to be animal or environmentally friendly; we all have a responsibility to do a bit of research to make sure a product is as ethical as it claims. If the ethical exploitation of animals is at all possible, then it must meet certain welfare standards. The …

The Real Easter Bunnies

Spring has sprung, and, for animal shelters worldwide, that means the imminent arrival of hundreds of discarded bunnies in the weeks following Easter. Rabbits do not obey the myths surrounding them: they don't like to be handled by humans, they dislike being confined in cages, and, most annoyingly for homeowners, rabbits can chew through pretty …

10 Years After The Hunting Ban And We’re Still Debating It

Amongst the varied issues to be raised at the upcoming general election will be animal welfare; in particular, the 10-year old ban on hunting with dogs and the present day badger cull. The Hunting Act was brought in by the last Labour government to protect foxes from the barbaric tradition that sees them chased for …

Project Paws And Claws

I have reached the stage in my personal development that I now feel required to write a blog for self-validation. Not being interested in fashion, not being knowledgeable enough about music, and generally not having a very fascinating life, I have settled on a vague animal theme. I will write about animal welfare issues, post …