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May 12, 2018 11:11 PM ‘I had to be a cow for a job interview’: Fury as Schuh makes 25 job seekers put bags on their heads while making farmyard animal noises in 'humiliating and degrading' group test

A footwear store made job applicants put bags on their heads and imitate farmyard animals in a bizarre 'ice breaker'. The Sheffield Meadowhall branch of the footwear giant Schuh asked 25 people to perform the humiliating task during a two-hour interview. No individual questions were asked during the group exercise, which was described as 'degrading' 3

May 7, 2018 2:54 PM Global warming to wipe out 'many' animals in protected oceans

Fish, mammals, birds and invertebrates living in parts of the oceans will be "devastated" by global warming, say researchers. Projections suggest that by the year 2100, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will be 2.8C (37F) warmer than they are today if the levels of emissions carry on as expected. A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change 16

May 7, 2018 11:03 AM Australia pledges cash to save declining koala population

The state of New South Wales in Australia (NSW) is to spend A$45m ($34m; £25m) protecting one of its most iconic creatures - the koala. The money will be used to establish forest reserves and build a hospital to care for the sick and injured animals. There will also be adjustments to roadkill hotspots as many koalas are killed by cars. The koala's decline 9

May 4, 2018 1:03 PM Bridleway loss puts horses and riders in danger

HORSE riders are concerned losing a bridleway could put them and their animals in danger. Riders enjoyed access to a path until plans were submitted and approved for a 500 home estate in Hullbridge. Now the developers are looking to renege on a condition which required them to install a new replacement bridleway through the site on land between Windermere 13

May 4, 2018 4:00 AM Lee Thompson denies keeping crocodile and snakes in his Westcliff house

A suspect has denied being the illegal owner of dangerous exotic animals including horned vipers and a crocodile. The animals were found at a house in Burdett Avenue, Westcliff during a search earlier this year. Lee Thompson, 36, appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with two counts of keeping dangerous wild animals without a licence 12

April 30, 2018 12:12 PM Leonardo DiCaprio becomes a beetle

A newly discovered species of water beetle found in Borneo has been named after Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio has had a beetle named after him in honour of his years of environmental campaigning. The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actor has been a staunch campaigner for the environment for many years, creating The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998. The Grouvellinus 32

April 29, 2018 1:44 PM Lion lover is heartbroken after gang butcher three of his majestic beasts for body parts to be used in black magic rituals

A lion-loving farmer has been left distraught after finding three of his majestic beasts brutally butchered for body parts - and three others stolen to almost certainly meet the same grisly fate. Gert Claasen thinks poaching gangs targeted the six lions to harvest them for muti – used in black magic potions sold by traditional healers. When Gert, 48, who owns a remote 6

April 24, 2018 7:28 PM Alaska Airlines tightens emotional support animal policy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Airlines has updated its policy on emotional support animals following an increase in incidents involving them on planes and in airports, including some customers and employees suffering bites. Starting May 1, customers flying with psychiatric service animals must provide animal health and behavioral documents and a signed 4

April 24, 2018 6:10 AM RSPCA gets FIVE animal cruelty calls a day in Wiltshire

RSPCA inspectors probed almost 1,800 animal abuse reports in Wiltshire last year – the equivalent of five calls a day. They included a man banned for life from keeping animals after killing one dog and abusing another, and a Pinehurst snake feared to have frozen to death. The number of reports from members of the public were up slightly from 2016, when RSPCA 6

March 24, 2018 8:49 PM Fleece of fury: Angry alpaca faces down rivals with seriously neck-ative attitude and a serious glower

One type has teddy bear style hair, while the other boasts long curly dreadlocks: this weekend sees hundreds of alpacas, and their proud breeders, gather in Shropshire for a major two-day competition. The British Alpaca Society National Show is taking place at the International Centre in Telford, where four judges will consider everything from the lustre 12