Animal welfare

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I’ve contributed greatly to animal welfare, via the casino

2 March 2019 9:00 am

A rare British species, a womanising ex-foreign secretary, kissed and told about his brief affair with a yellow-eyed temptress last…

In defence of circus animals

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The circus isn’t always a bad home for an animal

Meat and morality: the case for eating whale

3 September 2016 9:00 am

 Toftir, Faroe Islands Almost twenty years ago I founded a heavy metal band called Týr. Our songs, with titles such…

Voting in? You have the blood of Spanish bulls on your hands

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Britain’s animals would be solidly for Leave. Here’s why

The chief executives who volunteer for pay cuts

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Boss cuts The chief executive of the Co-operative Group, Richard Pennycock, asked for a pay cut, saying his job had…

Why compulsory microchipping is bad for caring dog-owners

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Compulsory microchipping of dogs will hurt caring pet owners – but help busybodies

Why a wolf’s place is not in the kitchen…

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The fad for owning animals from films is daft and damaging

What to do with a squirrel (without getting prosecuted)

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Squirrels have much to teach us – once they’ve finished eating our nuts

Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

Why America's ivory ban won't help elephants

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The Duke of Cambridge deserves credit for bringing his influence to bear on the growing tragedy of the elephant, whose…

Will the Guardian and the Independent kill the Grand National?

13 April 2013 9:00 am

Too many racing correspondents have an anti-hunt racing agenda

Animals without Backbones

30 June 2010 12:00 am

What is a Bug? For this book, any animal that is not a Beast: the whole invertebrate realm, from the humble amoeba, through insects (more than half the book), to octopuses and sea-squirts (the distant forbears of you and me, lords and ladies of creation).