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WARNING: Footage features scenes of animal cruelty It’s no secret the food industry is pretty grim behind the production lines, but this footage takes it to new lows. The Humane Society of the United States took this secret footage of battery farmed hens and the horrific conditions they are forced to live in. The chickens are allegedly owned by Costco for egg production. Among the horrific sights in the video are dead birds being pounded into flattened ‘pancakes’ by other chickens as their bodies are left in the cages, and hens with feathers missing and covered in what look like sores, crammed into […] Read more →
Lilly Tomkinson-Hulme and Lydia Hopwood, both aged 11 (Picture: News Team) Many of us can remember being splashed with water while waiting for the bus but few would have been hit with ‘blood and guts’ like these two school children were. Lilly Tomlinson-Hulme and Lydia Hopwood, both aged 11, were forced to return home from classes on Thursday covered in bits of animal carcass and ‘smelling of blood and cow’. The girls had been waiting for a bus in Weston Coyney, Staffordshire, when they were splattered by a lorry carrying animal waste after it it hit a speed bump. MORE: […] Read more →
Click to reveal David Gest Click to return The caterpillar Former I’m A Celebrity star and showbiz producer David Gest will no doubt claim he is one of life’s butterflies – although this caterpillar isn’t far off being a dead ringer, either. The elephant hawk-moth larva was spotted and photographed by Klaas van Haeringen, 28, who discovered it on a road verge during a bike ride near his home town of Groningen in the Netherlands. Gest, 61, is as well known on these shores for having ‘braved’ the jungle on the infamous reality TV show in 2006 as for his close friendship with Michael […] Read more →
The lamb is perfectly healthy (Picture: HAP/Quirky China News/REX) A farmer thought his eyes were playing tricks on him recently when one of his sheep gave birth two a two headed lamb. Despite its deformity, the lamb is completely healthy and is being cared for by its mother. It was born in Hohhot, in northern China’s Inner Mongolia, and is thought to have been only a few days old when it was photographed. The amazing animal has four eyes, two mouths and two noses, however it is able to suckle off its mother and walk around. The farmer was amazed […] Read more →
Jill Mytton, 69, looked up the creature on the internet after she couldn’t get through to the RSPCA or her local council (Picture: Masons) A grandmother released a huge python into the wild after she couldn’t get through to the RSPCA on the phone on a Sunday, and ‘set it free’ thinking it was a harmless corn snake. Jill Mytton, 69, swept the huge African Royal Python into a plastic bag with a broom after looking it up on the internet when she couldn’t get through to the animal charity or the council. She released the rat-eating creature, which can grow up […] Read more →