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Feb 2020

  1. Grants to support studies exploring the human-animal bond

    The Society for Companion Animal Studies has announced a funding program to support human-animal bond research. Each year for three years, the society will provide up to five grants worth up to £10,000.

  2. Coronavirus outbreak may curb wildlife trafficking

    Thanks to the Coronavirus epidemic, China has banned the selling of wild animals in markets until the epidemic's end. Conservationists are pushing the government to make it a permanent ban.

  3. Tougher start could help captive-bred game birds

    According to new research, captive-bred game birds could benefit from a tougher early life. Such a start could help them develop survival skills to prepare them for adult life.

  4. Your pet pals and the coronavirus

    The coronavirus, which has caused the WHO to declare an international public health emergency, is zoonotic. Veterinarians stress the importance of caring for your pets despite the fact that there are no epidemiological signs yet.

  5. Awards celebrate second-chance horses

    Jackie Robertson and her horse, Ruith, won the Unbreakable Bond category World Horse Welfare’s annual Rehomed Horse of the Year 2019 competition. Ruith has been with Jackie for 24 years.