The man who cloned a sheep said it would be criminally irresponsible to clone a human

Sir Ian Wilmut and Dolly the cloned sheep he created

The man who cloned a sheep is Prof Sir Ian Wilmut and he is in The Times obituaries today as she died on September 10, 2023 aged 79 after a long illness. I’m therefore able to say a few words about this embryologist’s famous work …

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Animal self-consciousness a.k.a. self-awareness should not be assessed by comparison to humans

Cat seeing themselves in a mirror and is unsure what is going on

Animal consciousness or animal self-consciousness (the same thing using a different description) is very complicated and it is an area of research in which science and philosophy intersect. They both play a role in assessing animal consciousness. Some websites like to list animals that have …

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3 US representatives introduce bill to ban cyanide bombs

M-44 Device, Guy Connolly, US, Department of Agriculture National

NEW AND VIEWS – UNITED STATES: What is a cyanide bomb? It sounds obnoxious and it is. It’s spring-loaded device filled with sodium cyanide used to kill predatory animals and ‘pest species’. The Center for Biological Diversity tells me that cyanide bombs are used under …

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What’s wrong with humans? Two tweets of animal cruelty.

What is wrong with humans?

Twitter feeds a customised list of tweets to users. I know that. But it doesn’t make it any easier to digest. What is wrong with humans that they have to be so consistently cruel to animals? A lot of people don’t think about animal cruelty …

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Barbaric tradition of setting a bull’s horns alight leaves one man seriously injured

This is a Spanish tradition. As I have said many times before ‘cultural traditions’ in any country should be dumped or banned if they constitute animal cruelty by any decent measure and/or if they are dangerous for the participants. Often cultural traditions go back hundreds …

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Sport hunter looks like an AH and IS an AH

Sport hunter is an AH

The picture (words added by me) from Twitter sums up what I mean about sport hunters being AHs (arseholes). Yep, I am being rude. Being rude is mild compared to the death and destruction that sport hunters hand out to wildlife often on the African …

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Puppy walks into nail bar in Nanchang. Man captures puppy in bag and violently throws bag to the floor

Nail bar puppy violently abused

NEWS AND VIEW: The tweet says: “On June 2, in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, puppy followed a customer into a hairdressing salon (my comment: actually, looks like a nail salon). The male clerk used a bag and caught the dog and threw him to the ground. …

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25,000-30,000 dogs are being slaughtered DAILY for food in China

Dogs on the way to their brutal deaths at a dog meat market in China

It is estimated that 25,000-30,000 dogs are being slaughtered DAILY for food in China, the world’s largest consumer of dog meat (source: This truck was seen on Shanxi Yuncheng Expressway, May 23rd 2023. What do people in general thing about this? I know that …

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