Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals

Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals Genetically modified cow will be same as other livestock minus the hornsScientists to use sophisticated gene-editing technique to add extra DNAWill mean farmers no longer have to burn off horn buds in young animals By James Rush PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 28 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:06 GMT, 28 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315960', 'title': 'Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315960/Scientists-genetically-modify-cows-remove-horns-health-safety-bid-cut-risk-injury-farmers-animals.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Scientists%20genetically%20modify%20cows%20to%20remove%20their%20horns%20in%20health%20and%20safety%20bid%20to%20cut%20the%20risk…%20http://bit.ly/ZVYStD%20via%[email protected]' }); Scientists are genetically altering cows so they have no horns in a bid to make them safer. The genetically modified dairy cow will be identical in every way to other livestock but without the horns, in order to cut the risk of injury to farmers, walkers and other animals

What a Blessed earful! Cameron and foghorn-voiced actor meet at Downing Street

What a Blessed earful! Cameron and foghorn-voiced actor meet at Downing StreetBrian Blessed is campaigning for greater transparency over animal testing By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 25 April 2013 It may not have been his most hostile confrontation of the day but it was probably the loudest. David Cameron emerged from Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons yesterday to be bearded in Downing Street by foghorn-voiced actor Brian Blessed. The larger-than-life star, 76, was at No 10 to deliver a petition calling on Mr Cameron to end the secrecy surrounding testing on animals for research.

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed Move comes after shocking treatment of Anne the elephant Two circuses have had requests to use wild animals rejected in past year . The move was not binding, however, as it was based on a backbench motion from Tory MP Mark Pritchard.

New "alcohol busting" drug that sobers you up in seconds being developed

I'll drink to that! New 'alcohol busting' drug that sobers you up in seconds being developed by MIT scientists By Helen Pow PUBLISHED: 23:26 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:40 GMT, 18 February 2013 Party animals could soon be able to sober up in an instant just by popping a pill. Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice. The treatment, which has been compared to having 'millions of liver cells inside your stomach,' could have far-reaching implications for drinkers.

They were treated like dogs waiting to be put down, says son of death pathway couple

'They were treated like dogs waiting to be put down': Son of couple put on 'death pathway' blasts decision to withdraw treatment War veteran Charles Futcher died after being put on Liverpool Care PathwayWife Hilda who was also put on pathway, died ten days after her husband Son Charles Futcher said the decision was made without family consentMail revealed 60,000 patients die a year on pathway without their consent | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 1 January 2013 A war veteran and his wife died within days of each other after being put on the Liverpool Care Pathway without consent. Charles Futcher, 90, who fought in the battle of El Alamein, died alone in a care home after he was put on the controversial end-of-life process. Ten days later his wife Hilda, 89, died in the same home after she too was given sedatives and had vital food and fluids withdrawn under pathway procedures

The cute Christmas pictures that will melt even the coldest heart: Adorable snaps of kittens, puppies, and lambs in festive hats

The cute Christmas pictures that will melt even the coldest heart: Adorable snaps of kittens, puppies, and lambs in festive hatsPhotographer Mark Taylor, from Guildford, has earned himself the title 'Master of Cuteness' for snaps like theseHe follows in the footsteps of his renowned photographer mother Jane Burton who passed away in 2007 | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 24 December 2012 Even the coldest-hearted Scrooge would be melted by these adorable Christmas animals.

The RSPCA and a cruel abuse of your generosity

The RSPCA and a cruel abuse of your generosity By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 23:54 GMT, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 20 December 2012 Officially, the ‘P’ in RSPCA stands for ‘prevention’. It is — is it not — the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But might it not as easily be called the Royal Society for the Prosecution of Cruelty to Animals Has one of Britain’s oldest and most-cherished charities become a branch office of the London legal profession, and a highly politicised one at that This week saw the conclusion of a legal case which the RSPCA brought against Oxfordshire’s Heythrop Hunt

Soldiers hunt killer elephant in Nepal after it pulls elderly couple from bed and tramples them to death

Army hunts 'mad' killer elephant in Nepal: 'Wild beast' pulls couple from bed then tramples them to death Elephant kills four people in three months in NepalSoldiers told to find and kill it | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 17 December 2012 A killer elephant is being hunted by Nepalese soldiers today after it strayed into villages and killed four people in three months. The rogue wild elephant walked into a thatched house in Gardi village adjoining Chitwan National Park, 50 miles south of Kathmandu, pulled a couple in their 60s from their bed and trampled them to death, said Shiva Ram Gelal, assistant district administrator from Bharatpur, the nearest city. Nepal has about 300 elephants, including around 100 domesticated adults which take tourists on jungle rides in the country's many safari resorts.

Sandy Hook shooting: The moment neighbor found six surviving first-graders sitting in his driveway

'We can't go back to school our teacher is dead': The moment Sandy Hook neighbor found six surviving first-graders sitting in a circle in his driveway moments after they ran from school massacre | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 17 December 2012 Gene Rosen had just finished feeding his cats and was heading from his home near Sandy Hook Elementary school to a diner Friday morning when he saw six small children sitting in a neat semicircle at the end of his driveway. A school bus driver was standing over them, telling them things would be all right