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Super Bowl advert under fire for using chimps as actors

February 1, 2012

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It’s Super Bowl time so that must mean we’re in for yet another bout of controversy. What is it with this event that makes people taking part make the biggest faux pas? We’ve had Boob-gate in 2004 when Justin Trouser-snake, exposed a nipple shield that Janet Jackson was wearing during the half-time entertainment. Then there […]

Researchers create a road map for African sanctuaries

March 19, 2011

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The influx of chimpanzees being taken in by African sanctuaries and rescue centres shows no sign of letting up. Despite the tireless efforts of conservationists and scientists to safeguard these apes in the wild, many new arrivals share a common bond, they are the by-products of either the illegal bushmeat trade or pet trade. Adult […]

Under my umbrella ella ella….video helps to fuel pet trade

March 16, 2011

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All this week the Northerner has complained about how expensive dental treatment is in this country. He’s gone to several surgeries and one troublesome tooth could cost him as much as ¬£1,700 to have treatment on. Price aside, none of us, myself included like going to the dentist. Maybe it’s the preempted fear of pain […]

Check Please!

February 12, 2011

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My friends know only too well how much I adore quality food and wine. It’s a passion that has been a near¬†obsession for the last 15 years and it’s one that the Northerner shares. He’s not a meat-and-potato-pie kinda man, well……not everyday of the week (and it depends who’s made it and if there’s gravy). […]