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Camel Flu warning for England fans returning from the World Cup

Camel Flu warning for England fans returning from the World Cup

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Picture credit: Unplash Football fans returning from Qatar are being told by WHO and UKSHA to look out for the symptoms of camel flu which is 10 times deadlier than covid and has the potential to spread and cause a pandemic in the future. Camel flu is MERS-CoV, usually referred to as MERS, and is a rare but serious respiratory disease. It can be diagnosed with similar symptoms to covid 19 but it can cause more risk to health symptoms are fever and cough, and it can progress to pneumonia and cause breathing problems. Picture Credits: Neha Tekawade and Rishab Shaju Camel flu is a zoonotic virus and can be spread from humans to animals. There is proof that the virus is mostly spread by camels in the Middle East. Droplets from a cough can also transmit MERS from one person to anot...
Do you know the significance of mascot of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

Do you know the significance of mascot of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

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Recently, the 2022 Winter Olympics opened in Beijing, China. As the host of the Winter Olympics, China introduced the mascot. Do you want to know how it was designed? Let's have a look. Bing Dwendwen source:youtube Cao Xue, head of the mascot design team of the Winter Olympics, said that the design inspiration of Bing Dwen Dwen was from Sugar-Coated Hawthorn, which is a traditional snack in Beijing. The icing on its body is related to the movement of ice and snow. The ice pier takes panda as its core, and retains the ice shell shape of Sugar-Coated Hawthorn. The panda image is combined with the super-energy ice crystal shell. The shape of the head shell is taken from the ice and snow sports helmet, decorated with colorful halo, and the overall image resembles an astronaut.
Is your makeup bag cruelty-free?

Is your makeup bag cruelty-free?

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Image by Kloudia Sakowski The EU prohibited the sale of animal tested cosmetic products and ingredients on 11 March 2013 following its ban on animal tested cosmetics just four years earlier. We explored if these regulations are truly practised in the UK. Brands marked with a green star are cruelty-free. Our own research. Walking down the aisles at Boots, you would assume the cosmetics brands you see are vegan and cruelty-free because of this law. Yet upon inspection, we found that the UK has plenty of makeup brands that practice neither.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayyXLmUwkuk Reporter Kloudia Sakowski compares makeup brands and conducts an interview with a Lush employee. Cruelty-free products are products created without the use of animal testing while vegan products
‘Up the meat-eaters’: are Londoners willing to give up meat?

‘Up the meat-eaters’: are Londoners willing to give up meat?

Animal Rights, Animals, Breaking News, Culture, Environment, News
Reports show meat consumption has decreased in the last decade. Westminster World asked Londoners if they give up meat to help fight climate change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E_NAbJe-34 Credit: Skyler King & Bronwen Latham A major report published by The Guardian found that meat accounts for nearly 60% of global emissions and is a lead contributor to climate change. At Westminster World, we asked Londoners if they would be willing to give up meat to save the planet.  A report by the Lancet Planetary Health found that overall daily meat intake across the UK has decreased 17% over the last decade. Daisy, a student from London, studying in Bristol, felt that eating less meat was a good way to reduce carbon emissions. “I don’t eat much meat, and my family d
Have the pets adopted during UK lockdown found their forever homes?

Have the pets adopted during UK lockdown found their forever homes?

Animal Rights, Animals, Charity, Covid-19, Explainers
Isolation and lack of human interaction have become the norm in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led many people to adopt or buy pets to keep them company.  Battersea, a leading animal charity in London, warned in a recent report that one-third of new pet owners bought an animal “on impulse,” before or during lockdown.  The report also predicted that the number of abandoned dogs could increase by around 27 percent in the next five years. But figures from a recent survey by the Waltham Foundation showed that 86 percent of pet owners have bonded with their pet during lockdown with 60 percent saying that their pet helped them maintain a regular routine and 43 percent crediting their new furry friends with reducing their anxiety.  Researched and created M
Who is the smartest bird in the world?

Who is the smartest bird in the world?

Animals, children, Culture, Environment, Explainer, Explainers
Today humans are at the top of the food chain because humans are one of the luckiest species in nature. But humans still need to be careful, and there are still some very smart animals in nature that are constantly improving and becoming smarter. You may have heard that the gorilla's IQ can reach the level of a seven-year-old child. You may also know that elephants have the same huge wisdom in their bulky bodies. But guess what, there is a bird with an IQ comparable to a monkey, hidden in a petite body. Who is the smartest bird in the world? Why is it so smart? Let us find the answer together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2wD6qR4myE
How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

Animal Rights, Animals, Breaking News, Environment, trends
Veganism has made quite an impact on restaurants in the past few years, but how far-reaching are the effects truly? Every few years there comes a minor revolution which impacts the restaurant industry in ways that force food outlets to make changes and adapt in a bid to stay relevant. The latest of these? The vegan revolution. In the surprisingly familiar way that halal meat has found its way into most outlets in the UK due to demand, the constant rise in the number of vegans has restaurants attempting to continuously revise their plans according to customers. Interest in veganism has especially boomed in the last years. According to The Vegan Society data, in 2014 there were 150,000 vegans in the UK and that figure has risen by 400 per cent since then, rising up to 600,000 across th
Canada Goose face ongoing scrutiny from animal rights activists

Canada Goose face ongoing scrutiny from animal rights activists

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Animal rights activists are protesting against luxury retailer Canada Goose. The brand has faced increased pressure from organisations such as PETA who have recently exposed the retailer for its cruelty towards animals. Regent Street, Canada Goose store | Matilde Vieira de Almeida   Canada Goose, Canadian retail company of winter clothing,  has recently opened its first UK store on London’s Regent Street. In most cases this expansion would be good news for the designer company however, Canada Goose have been subject to targeted campaigns from animal rights activists such as PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, is campaigning against Canada Goose ‘even more than usual’ this winter season as they expose the retailer for its cruelty towards animals. The org
UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

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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

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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