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  1. 23 December 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Make sure your pets have festive fun too

    The festive season poses all sorts of risks for our beloved pets, but with some careful planning they can enjoy the holidays too.

  2. 23 September 2016 - Go Figure

    Why a cat’s whiskers are the bee’s knees

    Whether being used to aid navigation, warn of incoming predators or mop up milk, whiskers are an important addition to a cat's senses.

  3. 28 April 2016 - Science Matters

    Farmed salmon hard of hearing

    Half of the world's farmed Atlantic salmon suffer from earbone deformities and associated hearing loss, according to new research.

  4. 28 April 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Breaking: Pigs like cuddles too

    Pigs produce more oxytocin or 'love hormone' after positive interaction with a human, suggesting they feel emotions just like we do, a world-first study shows.

  5. 1 April 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Putting the chicken before the eggs

    The proposed rules for limits in the number of hens per metre allowed in free range egg farms work to make us feel better, rather than ensure animal welfare.

  6. Podcast20 November 2015 - Up Close

    Hello pet! Our love can hurt our animal friends

    On the Up Close podcast: bioethicist Peter Sandøe discusses the complicated relationship between humans and animals and its ethical implications.

  7. 2 November 2015 - Animals, Food & You

    If your fur baby is too fat, you probably are too

    Researchers think our dogs are too fat because we humanize them, which makes us want to feed them more. But this has an impact on their quality of life.

  8. Podcast16 September 2015 - Up Close

    Fur and against: Scrutinizing the efficacy of animal testing and its alternatives

    On the Up Close podcast: toxicologist and pharmacologist Thomas Hartung explains why animal testing is often unnecessary or of questionable efficacy.

  9. 27 August 2015 - Animals, Food & You

    Close to the bone: The case for remodelling racehorse training

    Racehorse training regimens are not giving horses' bones enough rest time, leading to poor performance and greater risk of deadly injuries.