December 9, 2019

Goats like it best when you smile, new research shows

BY LAURA BYAGER From Mashable You should be happy when you meet a hoofed friend. Especially if that friend is a goat. Because, it turns out, goats can read human moods and are more drawn to people who look happy. According to a new study recently published in the journal Open Science, goats prefer “positive […]

Cayman Islands regulations for prescribed poisons to be used for animals

From Cayman Islands Government Gazette Supplement No.1 published with Extraordinary Gazette No. 65 dated 29th August, 2018. THE ANIMALS LAW (2015 REVISION) THE ANIMALS (PRESCRIBED POISONS) REGULATIONS, 2018 THE ANIMALS LAW (2015 REVISION) THE ANIMALS (PRESCRIBED POISONS) REGULATIONS, 2018 The Cabinet, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 70(8) and 91 of the Animals […]

Arctic summer drought: reindeer herders ask for emergency funding to save animals from starvation

BY JAKUB LEWANDOWSKI from Newsweek Reindeer herders in Sweden are asking the government for financial aid to help pay for feed following drought and wildfires that burned throughout the country this summer. Niila Inga, the chair of the Swedish Sami Association, met with government officials on Thursday in Stockholm to discuss the herders’ request. “We are living […]

Five bears were rescued from a farm horrendous bear bile farm in Vietnam

From World Animal Protection After 13 years in captivity Five Asiatic black bears have been rescued from horrific abuse to which they were subjected by the exploitation of bear bile. Abuse of captive bears for their bile is one of the worst examples of animal cruelty in the world today. The farmer who had the […]

Indiana animal shelter employee claims she was told to euthanize kittens in a FREEZER rather than take them to a vet

By RORY TINGLE From  DAILY MAIL UK Bridget Woodson said her boss twice instructed her to put sick cats in freezer When she complained Christina Payne said it was ‘no less humane’ that the vet Spencer County Animal Shelter is now being investigated by the state police  Another witness has claimed they saw four kittens […]

Animals that reproduce – no sex

A surprising number of animals can reproduce without sex From Business Insider The most recent case of this is has been happening at an aquarium in Queensland, Australia. A female leopard shark has had three female babies all on her own. Source: Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium Share Slide At first, people thought that […]

Rogue goat may have helped dozens of farm animals escape

Dozens of goats and sheep brought for slaughter escaped from a New Jersey livestock auction house Wednesday night — and the facility’s manager believes another goat who had bolted to freedom more than a year ago helped them to make their getaway. The animals escaped through an unsecured gate at the Hackettstown Livestock Auction House […]

Cayman Islands police officers seize 26 game birds during search of Windsor Park address

From RCIPS This past Wednesday, 15 August, George Town Community Officers and officers from the DoA Animal and Welfare Unit, acting on complaints received from the community, obtained and executed a search warrant under the Animal Law at an address in Windsor Park.  During the search, twenty-six Game Birds (22 roosters and four hens) were […]

A resurrected gene may protect elephants from cancer

BY AIMEE CUNNINGHAM From Science News LIF6 instructs damaged cells to self-destruct before the disease has a chance to take hold Elephants rarely succumb to cancer. That’s surprising given how large the animals grow and how long they can live, which should provide more opportunities for cells to morph into cancer cells. A newly described […]

Cockfighting is illegal in the Cayman Islands and should be reported

The Department of Agriculture (DoA), in partnership with the Royal Cayman Islands Police (RCIPS) and HM Customs, has been actively engaged in investigating cockfighting complaints and urges the public to continue to report this illegal activity. The DoA stresses to the public that cockfighting or its management, on any premises used, or monies associated with […]