Nike vows to stop making football boots with kangaroo leather

David Beckham famously gave them the boot in 2006 after activists sent him graphic images of animals being slaughtered for his shoes.

And now the premium kangaroo leather football boots ditched by the former England captain and made by the likes of Nike, Adidas and Puma, are soon to be given the red card after pressure from animal rights campaigners, celebrities and a clampdown in the US.

Ban on imports of animal hunting trophies set to become law

Plans to ban imports of animal hunting trophies to Great Britain are set to become law.

The government has backed legislation which would stop hunters bringing back body parts of thousands of species, including lions, rhinos, elephants and polar bears, killed abroad.

Cruel thug scalded pups and stubbed cigarettes on them

A cruel dog owner who stabbed his two bull terrier puppies, scalded them with hot liquid and stubbed cigarettes out on them has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Dolphins spotted 'surfing' on River Dee tidal wave

From her position high up above the River Dee, Vicki Roskams could scarcely believe her eyes. As a large tidal bore wave moved down the river, two dolphins were seen leaping over it and, at times, catching a ride.