How to support your local zoo in lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for us all, but for zoos the constant restrictions that they have faced, both in and out of lockdowns, have really taken their toll on their financial situations. When in lockdown, zoos aren't allowed to welcome any visitors at all through their gates. Even

“The Smoke and Mirrors” – Illegal Fox Hunting Exposed

Fox hunting in the UK The hunting of foxes has long been the topic of popular and controversial debate; stirring heated emotions within animal welfare and hunting groups. Hunting a wild mammal with dogs was banned in 2004 after the Hunting Act was passed - hundreds of years after the first

Remembrance Day – What is the purple poppy?

The Purple Poppy campaign is about honouring the lives of animals who were lost in service. The campaign runs alongside Remembrance Day on 11th November, and is there to raise awareness of the thousands of animal lives that were lost due to war and conflict. This may not be something

Pets found to benefit lockdown well-being

Pets of all shapes and sizes, whether they have fur, feathers or even scales, have been found to have really helped Britons through the uncertain times we have all faced during lockdown. A recent study conducted by University of York and University of Lincoln has found that having a pet

Snowdonia’s Golden Eagle Reintroduction Plan Launches

You could be spotting golden eagles on your walks around Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, in the future, if reintroduction programme is successful. Golden eagles have been extinct in the wild in Wales and England since 1850, but a new study lead by Lancaster University and Wilder Britain gives us hope

The Royal Mint launches commemorative lions of London Zoo coin

The Royal Mint has announced that they are launching a new coin which will feature the three lions which made up London's first zoo more than 800 years ago. The new coin is being released as part of the Tower of London collection. The commemorative piece is an uncirculated £5

RSPCA fear increase of unwanted pets as lockdown eases

Leading animal rescue charity, RSPCA, has issued a warning over the amount of unwanted and abandoned pets they are expecting to see as lockdown restrictions start to ease in the UK. They have announced that they are preparing themselves as an organisation for a 'summer surge' in the abandonment of

Chester Zoo needs your help in coronavirus crisis

We are big supporters of Chester Zoo here at Pawfect Tales magazine. Seeing the news yesterday that they are really struggling financially through the current coronavirus pandemic really upset us and we thought we would put together a little news piece to help raise awareness of the struggles they are

How to prepare your dog for post-lockdown life

Over the past couple of months, we have been spending much more time at home with our dogs. This is not likely to change any time soon. For most dogs, having their families home all of the time is a big change and something that they are definitely not used