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Sindh govt to dispatch Rs 50mn animal fodder to Thar

MITHI: The Sindh government has decided to dispatch fodder for animals in Tharparkar as part of measures to tackle severe drought, ARY News reported. In the first phase, the government will send fodder worth Rs 50 million to the drought-hit area of the province. The allocation of amount for the next phase will be decided by the government afterwards. Reports had surfaced a few months ago that dozens of goats, sheep, cows and camels died in drought-stricken Achro, Thar and there are reports about death of a large number…

ARY Cattle Farm provides meat of sacrificial animals

ARY Cattle Farm and Zabiha have partnered to provide the meat of sacrificial animals on the festive occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. The meat is being provided in excellent and hygienic facilities and keeping the highest standards in place.The meat will be packaged and then transported to homes in a safe and healthy environment. The animals at ARY Cattle Farms have been raised on international standards while veterinarians and cattle experts are also present around the clock for their upkeep. The animals are raised in…

‘These are not people, these are animals’ – Trump on immigrants

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump doesnt mind stirring up a hornet's nest. This time too, the US President didn't hesitate in expressing what he believes 'right' about immigrants aboding in the United States. In a latest statement, Trump referred to some people deported from the United States as “animals” during a round-table discussion with California sheriffs on Wednesday It’s the latest in a series of statements stretching Trump’s entire national political career that carelessly conflate immigration, criminality,…

Mice, fish and flies: the animals still being sent into space

Sixty years after Laika the dog became the first living creature to go into orbit, animals are still being sent into space—though these days much smaller creatures are going up. Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station programme, explains what we are still learning from animals in orbit. Why no more dogs, cats or monkeys? When those animals were sent into space, it was because people were afraid that mammalian species in general could not survive without gravity, and that people might…

Animals evacuated to Turkey from ‘neglected’ Syria zoo

ISTANBUL: An international animal welfare charity was on Friday completing the evacuation of a dozen animals stranded in a neglected zoo in the conflict-torn Aleppo province of northern Syria. The Four Paws group was seeking to move two lions and two domestic dogs from the "Magic World" zoo and amusement park in Syria over the border into Turkey and then to an animal protection centre in the north of the country, a spokesman for the charity told AFP. The convoy with the animals crossed the Syria-Turkey border late Friday…

‘Sixth extinction’ of wildlife faster than feared: scientists

PARIS: The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned. More than 30 percent of animals with a backbone -- fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals -- are declining in both range and population, according to the first comprehensive analysis of these trends. "This is the case of a biological annihilation occurring globally," said Stanford professor Rodolfo Dirzo, co-author of a study published on Monday in the peer-reviewed US journal, Proceedings of the…

German illustrator wins top prize with drawings of animals mimicking humans

STOCKHOLM: With his family of cats celebrating Christmas, bears arm-in-arm and even a crocodile in a sailor suit, German illustrator Wolf Erlbruch on Tuesday won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for literature aimed at children and young adults. Erlbruch, who has written some ten books and illustrated almost fifty, scooped the prize for making "existential questions accessible and manageable for readers of all ages" over his 30 year career, organizers said. "I’m still in shock and will be for some time. But it's…

Work on brain’s reward system wins scientists a million euro reward

LONDON: Three neuroscientists won the world's most valuable prize for brain research on Monday for pioneering work on the brain's reward pathways - a system that is central to human and animal survival as well as disorders such as addiction and obesity. Peter Dayan, Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz, who all work in Britain, said they were surprised and delighted to receive the Brain Prize, which they said was a recognition of their persistent curiosity about how the human brain works. The scientists' research, spanning…

Emiratis banned from keeping wild pets: reports

DUBAI: The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates, where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a status symbol for some, reports said Wednesday. Wildcats including endangered cheetahs are known to have been domesticated in the UAE and neighbouring Gulf countries, with some even spotted being taken outside in the middle of big cities. In October, one such outing with five tigers on a beach near Dubai's iconic Burj Al-Arab hotel was captured on video and went viral on social media,…