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Pop goes the…racoon!
It’s evidently not just humans who love popping bubble wrap.
A raccoon was filmed working its way meticulously through the protective material – and the video has gone viral on YouTube!
One user wrote: “I never thought I could have so much in common with a raccoon…” and another posted: “Now I can really tell we take after animals.”

Well burger me, it’s a camel!
Comedian Hamad al-Amari turned heads in the Gulf state of Qatar – by turning up at a Burger King drive-thru on his camel.
Al-Amari had been planning to perform the stunt for two years and the fact that it has become YouTube’s latest viral video means that he won’t be getting the hump any time soon.
“I just finally got the chance to do it. I knew that this was something the world would laugh at, not just Qataris or people living in Qatar,” he said.
Bewildered employees at the fast-food chain called their manager over to witness the bizarre experience, who saw the funny side and posed for pictures with the camel, orangenews.com reports.
Police arrived at the scene soon after.

No flies on her
A retired Chinese woman who dedicates her life to swatting flies estimates that she kills up to 1,000 a day.
Ruan tang, 80, has been on pest control duty for the last 14 years and spends eight hours every day catching flies in the Changmingsixiang Community in Hangzhou City, according to the website orangenews.com
She said: “I had retired and was looking around for something to do to help the community and prove useful, and I noticed how much flies were troubling people in the summer. I decided that killing flies was the best way for me to be useful – and I’ve been doing it now every day since.”

Having more than one cat when you live in a city is ‘cruel’
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Up to 25 dogs killed in fire in Yorkshire
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Win a bumper stock bundle from Scruffs
Scruffs is offering a bumper stock bundle to three lucky retailers this month. Each winner will receive four Scruffs Balmoral Pillow Beds, one nest of four Balmoral Oval Beds and four Balmoral Boot Beds – each prize package worth nearly £560, a total retail value of £1,679.64!

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Be part of a British success story
Animology is giving £500 worth of its multi-award winning product range, with two prizes up for grabs for Pet Business World readers.

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Beaphar brings out six breed-specific shampoos

With a significant increase in the number of breed-specific dog foods available, Beaphar says ‘it makes sense’ to offer dog-owners a shampoo that has been tailored to suit the most popular breeds of dog.

Study shows impact of movies on breed popularity

The impact of films featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to 10 years and is linked to the success of the movies, according to new research from both sides of the Atlantic.

Baby corals and fish smell their way to the best home

New research suggests that baby fish and coral larvae smell their way to healthy habitats.

Trixie launches liquid treat for pets

Trixie has brought out the new Roller Pop, a liquid treat in a roller bottle.

1,000 exhibitors to attend 18th CIPS show

Around 1,000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries are expected at the 18th CIPS trade show in China from November 17-20.

Mars Petcare recalls dog food in some US states

Mars Petcare has recalled 22 bags of Pedigree brand Adult Complete Nutrition dog food in the US.

Equine charity to hold Animal Welfare Service

World Horse Welfare will hold its annual Animal Thanksgiving and Blessing Service at the charity’s Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton on Sunday, October 5, at 1pm.

Dog collar flies the Union Jack

Kate Negus Saddlery’s line of dog accessories has grown and now includes a Clencher Dog Collar.

Dry cat food makes ‘truly innovative’ list

Only 14 ideas in 2012 were considered truly innovative by global information and measurement company Nielsen, and one was Meow Mix Tender Centers by Big Heart Pet Brands, a dry cat food with a wet centre, reports San Francisco Chronicle.

HiLife launches 100% meat cat treats

Leicestershire-based Town & Country Petfoods has ventured into the growing cat treat market with the launch of its HiLife Indulge Me! range.

Tear-stain products under scrutiny

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to the manufacturers of tear-stain products Glow Groom, Health Glow, Angels’ Eyes, Angels’ Glow and Pets’ Spark because it says the products have not undergone FDA safety and efficacy review and contain the antibiotic tylosin tartrate.

Agency called out to rescue stranded fish

Scores of fish have been rescued from the River Teme in Herefordshire.

Animology makes inroads into South East Asia

Animology, the multi-award-winning British pet care brand from Group55, has been launched in South East Asia by Pet Lovers Centre, the largest pet chain store in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

HorseHage gives retailers chance to win £500

HorseHage is organising a retail competition in which retailers could win £500.

Webbox takes second position in cat treat sector

Webbox is now the second favourite cat treat brand in the UK, according to new figures from Nielson.

SMEs face increased risk of cyber attack

Small and medium-sized businesses can face costs of up to £65,000 as the result of a severe information security breach, according to a new survey by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Americans to spend US$300m on pet Halloween gear

Retailers across the US are stocking up early on Halloween gear for dogs, cats and guinea pigs to dress up as pumpkins, hot dogs and devils.

What’s in a name?

Luxury US retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has demanded gourmet pet food maker Snaks 5th Avenchew come up with a new name.

Rescue horse makes it into horse trial main ring

A team of World Horse Welfare rescue horses made it into the main ring at Burghley Horse Trials this much to a dedicated rehomer’s delight.

JBL gives a boost to planted tanks

Planted tank hobbyists or aquarists with a special interest in plants may sometimes opt to supplement a fertiliser with specific components, either individually or in form of a NPK fertilizer.

Believe it or not…

A 23-year-old Canadian software developer has created a video stream featuring two goldfish playing Street Fighter II Turbo on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Claw blimey!

A woman had a shock when she discovered two live crabs scuttling about in a Birmingham tower block lift.

Arapaima now extinct in some parts of the Amazon

The giant Arapaima has been fished to extinction in a number of areas in the Amazon river, say scientists.

Four-star hotel for mums-to-be

Spawning boxes for fish have been around for a long time, but a new launch promises ‘to beat all records’, says JBL.

Mexico porpoise on brink of extinction

China’s appetite for the swimbladder of the Totoaba marine fish has pushed the Vaquita marina, a tiny porpoise, to the brink of extinction.

Malaysia aims to export 900m ornamentals

Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry had set a target of exporting 900 million ornamental fish by the year 2020.

OFI appoints new secretary general

Global aquatics trade body Ornamental Fish International has appointed Roberto Hensen as secretary general.

Aquatics chain appears on Love Your Garden

Maidenhead Aquatics was a supplier in a recent episode of Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Garden.

J&K Aquatics holds Open Day at new centre

Aquatic wholesaler J&K Aquatics will host two Open Days at its new distribution centre in Somerset to kick off the autumn season.

New aquatics shop to offer a number of firsts

A new aquatics shop throws open its doors on September 9 in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, and its owner promises it ‘will be one of its kind’.

Sea Life team uses riot gear on crocodiles

Nervous staff at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre had riot shields at the ready for a close encounter with crocodiles recently.

New ornamental fish species found in India

The Zoology department of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru College says it has discovered a new ornamental fish species, Microphis ignoratus, in a river.

Synthetic colouring agent approved for fish food

The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) has found that synthetic astaxanthin is safe for salmonids and ornamental fish up to 100 mg/kg complete diet.

Eheim brings out aquarium app

Eheim has launched an Aquarium App with tools including water analysis, a volume calculator and a reminder centre which can, for instance, send alerts when it is time to change water.

New Era Aquaculture’s sales up 40%

New Era Aquaculture says it annual sales are growing at 40% per year, with overseas sales representing more than 40% of turnover. The company recently celebrated its tenth birthday at Interzoo with its worldwide distributors.

Koi take over Bangkok shopping centre

An abandoned shopping centre in Bangkok, Thailand, has turned into a massive aquarium filled with thousands of fish, reports New York Daily News.

Tropical fish migration affects ecosystems

The migration of tropical fish, caused by ocean warming attributed to climate change, is having a harmful impact on marine ecosystems, a study has found.

Man fined for neknominate goldfish challenge

A man bought a pair of goldfish with the ‘sole intention of drinking them’ as part of a viral internet craze, a court has heard.

Tetra re-launches TetraMin Menu

Tetra has relaunched its tropical flake food TetraMin Menu. The ornamental fish food is now separated into four chambers, each housing flakes containing various vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Hikari launches turtle sticks

Hikari has launched a probiotic enhanced nutrient mix for turtles in the Saki-Hikari brand.

Maidenhead Aquatics branch moves to new home

A Maidenhead Aquatics outlet that was forced to move into temporary premises after a fire has moved into its new home.

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