Animals/Pets

Operators reject fears over surrey horse health
Operators reject fears over surrey horse health

March 28, 2017

CARRIAGE operators in New Providence have dismissed concerns raised over the treatment of surrey horses around the country, claiming that improvements in sector regulations have ensured that best practices are adhered to...

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Brazil officials urge caution over alert on meat imports

March 24, 2017

BRAZILIAN officials in The Bahamas yesterday urged caution as international concern mounts over the quality of meat imports from that country and sought to downplay fears that prompted several bans...

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Gray: Tests on BAIC feed after livestock deaths
Gray: Tests on BAIC feed after livestock deaths

March 08, 2017

MINISTER of Agriculture V Alfred Gray yesterday said his ministry will await the results of tests ordered on a batch of feed from the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation's (BAIC) Feed Mill as he pushed back against "speculation" that recent livestock deaths were linked to contaminated feed...

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Farmers blame 'contaminated' corn from BAIC feed mill for pig deaths

March 02, 2017

FARMERS across the country were said to be at breaking point as they battle livestock challenges, including deaths of pigs, allegedly due to contaminated and poor quality feed from the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation's Gladstone Road Feed Mill...

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Swimming pigs 'died from ingesting sand material'
Swimming pigs 'died from ingesting sand material'

March 01, 2017

EXUMA'S swimming pigs died from ingesting "sand material," according to Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries V Alfred Gray...

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Swimming pigs autopsy results still not made public
Swimming pigs autopsy results still not made public

February 28, 2017

BAHAMAS Humane Society President Kim Aranha yesterday questioned why the results of autopsies performed on the seven swimming pigs that died in the Exumas have not yet been released to the public...

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BAARK's Strutt Your Mutt...It's all about the dogs...
BAARK's Strutt Your Mutt..."It's all about the dogs..."

December 16, 2016

Having fun and raising money for a wonderful cause was the name of the game on Sunday December 11th Strut your Mutt Walk-A-Thon at Goodmanís Bay, for both two and fourlegged participants. Just under 100 people and their dogs took part in the event...

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'Pet Food Institute-Caribbean sponsors BAARK! Strut Your Mutt Walkathon
'Pet Food Institute-Caribbean sponsors BAARK! Strut Your Mutt Walkathon

December 14, 2016

Scores of people, many accompanied by four-legged friends bedecked in BAARK! doggie-bandanas, took to West Bay Street for BAARK!ís Strut Your Mutt Walkathon December 11, sponsored by Pet Food Institute-Caribbean...

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Unift surrey horses 'may not go back on the road again'

November 04, 2016

THE health and condition of surrey horses in New Providence are being closely monitored on a consistent basis, with officials from the Cabs Board yesterday promising that if any of the animals are found to be unfit for work, that horse "may not go back on the road again."

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Donate to the Grand Bahama Humane Society
Donate to the Grand Bahama Humane Society

November 03, 2016

Four weeks post Hurricane Matthew, and the Humane Society of Grand Bahama is still standing! It's been a rough few weeks, but progress is being made slowly but surely.

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Please Don't Foget Your Animals
Please Don't Foget Your Animals

October 04, 2016

Please don't forget your animals while you are battening down for this storm!

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The work of the Bahamas Humane Society

October 03, 2016

I write in response to Marvin Lightbourn's letter "The stray dog problem in The Bahamas", published in the October 1, 2016 edition of The Nassau Guardian.

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Horses have been taught to communicate with humans

September 28, 2016

Scientists in Norway say they've trained horses to communicate with humans, by pointing their muzzle at simple symbols on a board.

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Duncombe laments fisheries regulation change

September 14, 2016

ReEarth President Sam Duncombe said she finds it "very disturbing" that just this week the barriers to taking fish caught recreationally in The Bahamas to Florida by water were lowered.

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This dolphin has invented a way to overcome a disability

September 13, 2016

Dolphins usually breathe using their blowhole. But it now seems this is not a hard-and-fast rule.

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Atlantis releases newest batch of turtle hatchlings
Atlantis releases newest batch of turtle hatchlings

September 09, 2016

Another successful release exercise of newly hatched green sea turtles was recently carried out by Atlantisí Water Features Department.

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Zika fogging insecticides responsible for bee deaths

September 05, 2016

AN ENVIRONMENTAL Health Services executive has acknowledged that insecticides being used in fogging efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus are responsible for the increase in deaths of indigenous bees.

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Praise for action in saving turtle

September 02, 2016

OFFICERS and officials in Grand Bahama have been praised by two leading environmental groups for their quick thinking in arresting and charging a man with illegal possession of a protected loggerhead turtle and releasing it back into the ocean.

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Atlantis 'racing' turtle raises awareness of sea threats

September 02, 2016

A LEATHERBACK turtle sponsored by Atlantis, Paradise Island, as part of its marine conservation efforts is aiming to be the fourth winner in five years for the resort in a marathon 'race' from its nesting beaches to its foraging grounds.

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Atlantis Calypso Blue back in the race to support marine conservation!
Atlantis Calypso Blue back in the race to support marine conservation!

September 02, 2016

On Monday, August 1st, Calypso Blue V, the Atlantis-sponsored Leatherback turtle, began this yearís Tour de Turtles marathon in the Gulf of Mexico.

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