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  • 31
  • Jan

6 Reasons Horses Need Your Help in the Year of the Horse

Ingird horseHappy Year of the Horse! (Today is the Chinese New Year, in case you were wondering.) The Chinese zodiac associates horses with intelligence, independence and free-spiritedness. But in 2014, many of these beautiful, sensitive animals are sadly neglected or abused in Britain and elsewhere. Here are six ways that horses are suffering right now – and how you can help them:

  1. Racing:
    Horseracing kills horses all the time. In 2013 alone, at least 130 animals died on the track. When a horse slips while turning a corner or doesn’t make it over a dangerous
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  • 08
  • Feb

Happy Year of the Snake – 10 Intriguing Snake Facts

People around the world are celebrating the Chinese New Year today – it’s the Year of the Snake. To mark the occasion, here are some lesser-known facts about these fascinating reptiles:

  1. Snakes and other reptiles have pain receptors and respond to painful stimuli just as humans do.
  2. In the exotic-skins industry, hunters often nail snakes to trees and skin them alive before tossing them in a pile to die.
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  4. Flying tree snakes can glide between trees over distances of 24 metres or more.
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  6. To make it easier for workers to
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