Saturday, November 18News For London

Animals

UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

Animals, LifeStyle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa89pAxnuYg Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium Combatting Winter Season Stress [Video: Emily Srebotnjak & Diana Whistance-Smith] Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is the UK’s very first café is the ideal anti-stress mechanism during the winter season. The café, open since March 2014, has seen business boom this month particularly, as stress hits a yearly high during the winter season. Its nuzzled interior and homey décor has been drawing in students and families alike looking for a mental escape amidst the hectic season. Laura Nastelli, the chief “Cat Carer” at Lady Dinah’s, spoke on behalf of the owner Lauren Pears. An employee since 2015, Nastelli has watched the soothing presence of the Emporium's 16 in-house cats affect all sorts of customers, from universi
Mainstream Vegan: UK’s economy becomes greener

Mainstream Vegan: UK’s economy becomes greener

Animals, Culture, economy, Experience, Food, Health, Taste, trends, Uncategorized
It's official. UK lactose intolerants are cheering and hipsters are more mainstream than ever. Dairy-free milks have been added for the first time ever to the inflation basket. The results published by the Office for National Statistics included soya and almond milk to a list which the main purpose is to serve as a reference of the actual consumer trends. The Office and several analysts point out that this may have happened due to the recent growth of "free-from" diets such as Veganism. A new wave of millennials addicted to new trends and worried about their health have pushed these products up to the top of the list. Every day we see in supermarkets how new meat-free, gluten-free or dairy-free options appear on the shelves, on most occasions, at a high value. This can be explained as a
Behind the glass: the secret world of zoo inspections

Behind the glass: the secret world of zoo inspections

Animals, Environment
Almost 500 animals died over four years at a zoo in Cumbria, and yet inspectors allowed the zoo to remain open. How do zoo inspections work, and what went wrong?   The South Lakes Safari Zoo (SLSZ) in Cumbria made headlines earlier this month after a shocking report showed that almost 500 animals died within four years. Among the 486 deaths were five young baboons and seven healthy lion cubs who were euthanised because there wasn’t enough space to house them. A jaguar had chewed off it’s own paw, a lemur was killed after entering the wolf enclosure, and a squirrel monkey was found decomposing behind a radiator. According to reports, the “overcrowding, poor hygiene, poor nutrition, and a lack of any sort of developed veterinary care” were noticed by zoo inspectors durin