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Purple haze in live animal exports fight

Animal rights campaigners at Dover with purple flags

01 June 2013

Purple ribbons, the symbol against animal cruelty, will return to Dover today after a 10-year absence as part of the anti-live exports campaign.

Walking with dinosaurs... in Folkestone

Experts believe they have found finosaur footprints in Folkestone. Picture: Philip Hadland

30 May 2013

Footprints made by dinosaurs more than 100 million years ago have been discovered on a Folkestone beach.

Kent's buzzard population 'could be wiped out': Bird group

Kent Ornithological Society has condemned Natural England's decision to allow the destruction of buzzard nests. Picture: Brendan Ryan

30 May 2013

The county's buzzards could become extinct if a cull is allowed to protect pheasant shooting, a campaigning bird group fears.

Teenager punched as thousands descend on dog show

The queue for registration at Higham Memorial Field in School Lane

30 May 2013

Fur flew when a popular dog show erupted into violence... with one teenager punched in the face.

Purple symbols of protest

Purple ribbons are fixed to trees at Jubilee Way, Dover

29 May 2013

Purple ribbons highlighting the campaign to stop live animal exports are once again adorning the roads to the port of Dover.

Tie a purple ribbon around your trees, say campaigners

The mv Joline used to export sheep from Dover docks

29 May 2013

Trees on the approach roads to Dover are to be festooned with purple ribbons by animal rights campaigners.

Horse takes unexpected swim

Buddy took an unexpected swim on Tuesday

29 May 2013

A horse that mistook a swimming pool cover for grass ended up in 5ft of water.

Alarm after swan gets fishing hook caught in its beak

The swans 'were killed for fun'. Stock image

24 May 2013

A swan was badly injured by unattended fishing equipment at Barton’s Point Coastal Park, off Marine Parade, Sheerness, on Sunday.

Park p-p-picks up a penguin

Penguins Lilly and Palamedes with new chicks at Wingham Wildlife Park

24 May 2013

Kent's first hand-reared rare baby penguins have hatched at a wildlife park to the delight of experts.

Norman the 'dead' cat becomes an international star

Karen Jones, from Kennington, with pet cat Norman after his 'resurrection'

24 May 2013

A cat who 'rose from the grave' after his owners buried the wrong pet has become a worldwide sensation following our exclusive story last week.

Giant walrus goes on display

The giant stuffed walrus on show at the Turner Contemporary

23 May 2013

The Turner Contemporary in Margate has a beast of an exhibit as part of its latest show

Live animal exports ban is "a matter for Europe"

Joline, the flat bottomed Russian tank carrier which exports animals from Dover

22 May 2013

The battle to stop live animal exports through Dover needs to be fought in Europe, according to government ministers.

Attack dog 'stabbed to death'

A dog was reportedly knifed to death in Cowper Road, Sittingbourne

22 May 2013

An investigation has been launched after a "huge" dog was reportedly stabbed to death for biting a man.

I'll be dammed: Baby beaver's unexpected arrival

The newest baby beaver at Wildwood. Picture: Dave Butcher/Wildwood Trust

21 May 2013

Keepers at a conservation park have been left stunned after a beaver kit was born to a mother they did not think was pregnant.

Bark in the Park

Teagan Ryan with pet Jack the Jack Russell

21 May 2013

Families headed to Bearsted, Maidstone, at the weekend for this year's Bark in the Park event

Precious Gollum in a spin

Lauren Gavin with her miracle kitten Gollum, who survived a full cycle in her washing machine

17 May 2013

Soggy moggy Gollum made a clean cataway after she got in a spin in her owner's washing machine... for an entire 30-minute cycle.

Alpacas mauled to death by rampaging terriers

17 May 2013

A police investigation has begun after two Staffordshire bull terriers killed prized alpacas as they grazed in their field.

Trapped puppy rescued after four days

Brody is brought to the surface by a firefighter

17 May 2013

This is the dramatic moment firefighters came to the rescue of a puppy stuck down a 30ft hole for four days.

Norman the cat rises from the dead

Karen Jones, from Kennington, with pet cat Norman after his 'resurrection'

16 May 2013

A family held a funeral service for their pet cat Norman and 'buried' him in the garden - before he turned up for breakfast the next day.

Swans shot dead and dumped in woodland

The swans 'were killed for fun'. Stock image

14 May 2013

A gunman is believed to have shot dead two swans and dumped their bodies in woodland.

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