Scamp the Tramp is champ at World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

Owner of winner of California competition that highlights plight of rescue dogs says: I think the audience saw his beautiful spirit Scamp the Tramp, a bug-eyed, dreadlocked pooch, took top honours on Friday at the 31st annual Scamp the Tramp wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest – video Scamp makes volunteer visits to schoolchildren and a local senior citizens centre. The street dog from Compton was rescued by Morones in 2014 after she spotted him on Pet Finder. It was on the way home that I knew I made the right choice, she said. There we were, two strangers in a car on the way home to a new start. Bob Marley was playing One Love and I looked over and …

‘No way to stop it’: millions of pigs culled across Asia as swine fever spreads

Experts say region is losing the battle to stop the biggest animal disease outbreak the planet has ever faced South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as pig Ebola, which has already led to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam. in Hong Kong two separate cases led to there being no fresh pork in the country for a week. White disinfectant powder is sprinkled on the soil around a pig farm in northern Chinas Hebei province. Photograph: Sam McNeil/AP But Pfeiffer was not optimistic Thailand which has more than 2m pigs could resist the pandemic spreading from neighbouring Vietnam and Cambodia, or China, for much longer, saying it …