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Ban imposed on puppy and kitten sales by pet shops

LONDON: Britain is forbidding puppies and kittens from being sold by pet shops in a bid to crack down on animal exploitation and abuse. The government said it will roll out the legislation next year after holding public consultations that showed 95 percent support for the ban. "This will mean that anyone looking to buy or adopt a puppy or kitten under six months must either deal directly with the breeder or with an animal re-homing centre," the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said on Sunday as…

Family gives up puppy that turned out to be black bear

BEIJING: A family in China said they had to give up the "puppy" they adopted two years ago when it turned out to be an Asiatic black bear. Su Yun, who lives in a village near Kunming, Yunnan province, said her family bought what they thought was a Tibetan mastiff puppy in 2016 and were quickly surprised at how much the apparent canine ate -- a box of fruit and two buckets of noodles per day. Yun said her family became suspicious when their pet didn't stop growing and they realized it might not be a dog at all when the…

US vice president Joe Biden meets a puppy named ‘Biden’

WASHINGTON: A puppy in Washington is becoming an online sensation for being a namesake of former vice president Joe Biden. The puppy named 'Biden' hogged more limelight when the former vice president met the pet on National Puppy Day. The meeting between the puppy and the vice president in Washington D.C. was captured on the golden retriever's Instagram page "bidenthegolden." "Find someone who looks at you the way biden looked at me," the caption to one photo read. The golden retriever's owner, Sydney told…

Puppy drives car into Massachusetts pond, owner says

BOSTON: A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal," Costello told local television station WFXT-TV. "The car went for a…