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Why Are Chicken, Lamb, Pork and Beef the 'Normal' Meats?
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Meat, history of disgust, UK )

Ray
- 81 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Rabbits, goats and horses are familiar animals to those in the UK and the US but rarely appear on a meat-eater's plate. Why is there so much conservatism when it comes to eating particular meats?
Plea for 'Forever Home' for Dog Overlooked By 14,000 People
Offbeat  (tags: animal, dog, rescue centre, Darlington, UK )

Ray
- 82 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A Darlington rescue centre has put out a plea for help in finding a "forever home" for a dog that has been overlooked by 14,000 potential owners.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Seek Home for Agoraphobic Dog
Offbeat  (tags: agoraphobic, health, animal, dog, Battersea, UK )

Ray
- 83 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An animal charity is appealing for a new home for a dog who cannot be walked. Whisper, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is agoraphobic and "terrified of people and the outside world".
UK to Allow Fracking Drilling Under People's Land Without Their Consent
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 84 days ago - rt.com
The UK plans to allow fracking companies to drill under people's land without their agreement, despite public opposition.
Parakeet Cull That Costs £1,000 Per Bird: Total of £259,000 Spent Eradicating Just 62 Wild Monk Parakeets
Offbeat  (tags: Monk parakeets, isle of dogs, UK, parakeet cull, Defra, RSPB )

Scooby
- 85 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A government scheme to get rid of a rare species of wild parrot has cost taxpayers almost £1,000 per bird. In five years £259,000 has been spent trying to eradicate just 62 birds and 212 eggs.
Over 1,000 Students Support London Teen Barred From School for Wearing Islamic Face Veil
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Human rights, Religion, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 85 days ago - rt.com
More than 1,000 UK students have rallied in support of a Muslim pupil, who was barred from attending her school because she wears an Islamic niqab that covers her face and body.
Noisy Neighbours: Howling Huskies and Macaws Next Door
Offbeat  (tags: Noisy neighbours, Humans, Animals, England, UK )

Ray
- 86 days ago - bbc.co.uk
How do you solve the noisy problem of howling huskies or cacophonous macaws?, England counts itself as a nation of animal lovers but that love can be stretched to breaking point when animals make life a "living hell".
Iraq and Afghanistan: Human Cost of War for British Servicemen and Women
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iraq, Afghanistan, British Forces, MOD, UK )

Ray
- 91 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From January 2001 to March 2014, 220,560 individuals were deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, the MoD says, To date, 453 UK servicemen and woman have lost their lives there.
King Richard III Killed By Blows to Skull
Offbeat  (tags: King Richard III, killed, skull, battle of bosworth, UK, England )

Scooby
- 95 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new scientific research.
Hundreds of the Tiny Piglets Made Popular By Miley Cyrus and Tom Daley Shot By Marksmen After Running Wild in Welsh Wood
Offbeat  (tags: Micro pigs, shot, Swansea, South Wales, UK, cull, sad news, killed )

Scooby
- 99 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Hundreds of 'micro-pigs', made popular by celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Tom Daley, have been shot by marksmen after running wild in a Welsh wood.
Manchester Dogs Home Fire: Arson Suspect Being Protected By Family After Death Threats
Offbeat  (tags: Manchester, England, UK, dogs home, arson, dogs, killed, fire, cruelty, death )

Scooby
- 99 days ago - mirror.co.uk
The 15-year-old was arrested and bailed, suspected of arson, after the fire killed more than 60 animals and leaving 150 homeless
Extraordinary Outpouring of Generosity as More Than £400,000 Is Raised in Hours Following Arson Attack on Manchester Dogs' Home
Offbeat  (tags: Fire, dogs home, arson, sad news, rescued, Manchester, England, UK, fire fighters )

Scooby
- 100 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A 14-year-old schoolboy has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting a fire that ripped through one of Britain's largest dog homes and killed 53 animals.
Manchester Dogs Home: Why Is the Fundraising So Successful?
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs Home, Fire, Manchester, England, UK )

Ray
- 100 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A blaze that swept through a dogs' home has now claimed the lives of 60 animals, police have said. More than 150 dogs were rescued from the fire, which broke out at Manchester Dogs' Home in Moss Brook Road in Harpurhey on Thursday evening.
Manchester Dogs Home: Why Is the Fundraising So Successful?
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs Home, fundraising, Manchester, England, UK )

Ray
- 100 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The story of the fire at the Manchester Dogs' Home has seen animal-lovers flock to donate more than £750,000 and raise awareness by posting "selfies" of themselves and their dog. But why do some tragedies provoke such outpourings when others do not?
Sibling Bullying Increases Depression Risk
Offbeat  (tags: children, Sibling, health, University of Oxford, UK )

Ray
- 104 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Being bullied regularly by a sibling could put children at risk of depression when they are older, a study led by the University of Oxford suggests.
 

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