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Charity competition to name dolphin calf

Born Free welcomes a new arrival for its adopted dolphin, ‘Muddy’
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Chatter box Italian fashion house Gucci has announced that it will no longer use animal fur in its designs. Gucci’s president & CEO Marco Bizzarri made the announcement on Wednesday (October 11) at The London College of Fashion.

The move follows a long-standing relationship with The Humane Society of the United States and LAV - members of the international Fur Free alliance. Gucci’s fur-free policy includes mink, coyote, raccoon dog, fox, rabbit, karakul and all other species bred or caught for fur.  Chatter box

Equine News
Usutu virus returns to Austria
Usutu virus returns to Austria

Virus responsible for mass bird die-off in 2001
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‘Catastrophic’ breeding failure for Adélie penguins
‘Catastrophic’ breeding failure for Adélie penguins

WWF calls for new Marine Protected Area in East Antarctica
Calls for temporary ban on mountain hare culling
Calls for temporary ban on mountain hare culling

Species under threat from widespread culls, coalition warns
Jeremy the ‘lefty’ snail dies
Jeremy the ‘lefty’ snail dies

Genetic research continues with Jeremy’s offspring
Mass extinctions ‘lead to disaster faunas’
Mass extinctions ‘lead to disaster faunas’

Study may offer insights into future changes to biological communities
MSPs back ban on wild animals in circuses
MSPs back ban on wild animals in circuses

Bill passes first stage with unanimous vote
Government announces plans to ban ivory sales
Government announces plans to ban ivory sales

Plans will cover ivory of all ages
Crop-based animal feed ‘driving wildlife loss’
Crop-based animal feed ‘driving wildlife loss’

Report highlights impact of meat-based diets
Study reveals how bees find their way back home
Study reveals how bees find their way back home

Study unravels complex working of the insect’s brain
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Avian flu text alert service launched in Northern Ireland

A new text system to alert bird keepers to the threat of avian flu has been launched in Northern Ireland. The service will enable bird keepers to take action to protect their flock at the earliest opportunity.

Keepers who have already provided NI's Department of Agriculture with a valid mobile number have automatically been subscribed to the service and notified by text. Bird keepers who have not yet received a text should text ‘BIRDS’ to 67300 to register.

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