After weeks of uncertainty and growing scrutiny, Burger King has finally admitted to using burgers and Whoppers containing equine meat. Burger King has been strongly denying all accusations and has repeatedly given assurances the claims have no basis. But in a spectacular U-turn, the fast food chain has admitted that the tests were incorrect and issued an apology to its customers. Burger King revealed that the horse meat burgers were producted by processing company called Silvercrest, based in Ireland and part of the ABF Foods Group. The same company is believed to have supplied equine meat to Tesco, Asda and the Co-op. The company is said to have using banned ingredients for a year. A statement by Burger King reads as follows: ‘We have determined that Silvercrest has been us
A rhino has been shot dead by poachers at a zoo in France in what is believed to be the first such incident in Europe. Keepers found Vince, a four-year-old white rhino, in his enclosure at Thoiry Zoo on Tuesday morning. One of his horns had been hacked off with a chainsaw, police said. The African rhino's horn commands high prices on the black market, with about 100 killed every month in the wild. However, this is thought to be the first time poachers have targeted a rhino living in a European zoo. Vince was shot three times in the head after poachers forced their way into the zoo overnight. They then took the horn - a kilo of which could fetch as much as $60,000 (£49,300). But the poachers appear to have been disturbed as his second - partially sawn - horn was left behi
It was time for the truck driver to hit the road again, but first he needed to check his tires - and thank goodness he did! Because as he was bent over checking out one of the front tires, he spotted a tiny baby aardvark leaning up against it! The truck driver, who was working in Namibia, looked all around the area in search of the aardvark's mama, but he couldn't find her anywhere. So, he picked up the baby aardvark and drove with him back to his company's headquarters. Once there, Dr. Erika de Jager, a local vet and the founder of ZURI Orphanage, a small animal refuge, was contacted and the baby was handed over to her. Erika de Jager runs the orphanage from her home. The little aardvark, named E.T. by de Jager, had hardly any body hair, and was estimated to be a...
Natalie Olivieri had rescued enough dogs to know Harper had been horribly abused — and that she was traumatized. Furever Bully Love Rescue Olivieri, vice president of Furever Bully Love Rescue, an Orlando-based rescue group, found Harper in a big field in Redland, Florida (commonly called "The Redlands") — a place known for having a high stray dog population. "The place is pretty much a dumping ground of dogs," Olivieri said "People just leave them there." Volunteers getting ready to feed dogs in Redland, FloridaFurever Bully Love Rescue Another organization called Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project visits The Redlands every day to feed the homeless dogs there. "It goes through about 350 pounds of kibble to feed approximately 100 dogs" Jessie Pena, vic
U.S Customs and Border Protection agents have seized 42 pounds of horse meat, including 13 pounds of horse genitals, from two women arriving from Mongolia at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. According to CBP, hidden horse meat is prohibited from entering the U.S. without an official certification due to fears of foot-and-mouth disease. Mongolian horse meat is always prohibited because of concerns about diseases. The incident happened in late January, officials, said when two women arrived at the airport from Mongolia. One of them said she had food in her bags and after a check officials found 42 pounds of meat, which she described as horse-meat and other “ruminant meat” in her belongings. It was mostly hidden in juice boxes that had been cut open, stuffed with meat
Warren, Michigan: A series of shocking photos have recently surfaced on social media. A wicked teenager is behind all of this and it seems like he is not keen on stopping. I have set up this petition to demand that this monster is brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law without further delay. Social media leads to disturbing photos of tortured dog. The photos were initially uploaded on Snapchat. They were later shared on Facebook by animal rights activist Skyler Atwood: I was just furious. I am tired of going online and witnessing such types of abuse. I wanted to make sure everyone knows about this – Atwood stated. In one photo, the dog is hung from the ceiling by his harness. The picture is captioned: This what happens when he be bad. In anot
A pet food company based in Wheeling, Illinois is issuing a recall after one dog died and five others got sick. PORTLAND, Ore. — An Illinois-based maker of dog and cat food is voluntarily recalling one of its products that may have been contaminated with pentobarbital, a drug commonly used to put animals to sleep. The recall involves 12-ounce cans of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef products with lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have an expiration date of June 2020. (more…)
Director of Taiwanese animal shelter commits suicide after 'feeling distraught about having to euthanize too many dogs. A veterinary doctor and director of an animal shelter in Taiwan has reportedly committed suicide after she became distraught with the number of dogs she was having to euthanize. Jian Zhicheng was the director of the Xinwu Animal Protection and Education Center looking after animals at the shelter, the People's Daily Online reports. She had allegedly become upset after animal rights activists had sent her threatening messages and even calling her a 'butcher with beauty' when it was revealed on a television program the number of animals she had been forced to put to sleep. According to Chinese media, she left a note, explaining how she had become too distressed with t