What do the different animals on whisky brands represent?

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Many whisky brands have different animals in their logos, many of which are rooted in the history of the distilleries and Scotland.

Here we take a look at some of the most prominent ones, and explain what they represent.


This Highland whisky distillery was where Brora began life, and those familair with the label on its 14 year old will notice a wild cat, a symbol that also graced the labels on Brora bottles (which was originally Clynelish).

In the late 1960s it was decided to expand production by building a new distillery, with the old distillery eventually being

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Farm rescue near Toronto is opening for visitors to meet and greet animals

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After being closed for a year and a half, a farm animal rescue is finally opening for the public.

Those looking for a day in the country and up-close visits with animals can purchase tickets at Farmhouse Garden Animal Home in Uxbridge for a public visiting day on Aug. 15.

The farm sanctuary is home to almost 40 animals, including 25 cows, a flock of chickens, ducks, a horse and a donkey. Visitors can hang out with, feed snacks to, and learn about the animals while supporting the sanctuary.

“We are so excited for people to once again

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Robots may be more like animals than humans

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This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.

We’re nearly a quarter into the 21st century, and by now, the Terminator-style portrayal of robots taking over the world has become a tired cliche. While it’s seductive, most of us are aware that this isn’t (likely) the future of intelligent life. But what will that look like, then?

According to Kate Darling, a robot ethicist at MIT and author of “The New Breed: What Our History With Animals Reveals About Our Future with Robots,” the answer is right in front of us: animals.

While we have traditionally

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Zoetis acquiring livestock and companion animal product provider

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Zoetis Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jurox, a privately held animal health company, which develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of veterinary medicines for treating companion animals and livestock. Jurox’s operations are based in Australia, with additional regional offices and subsidiaries in New Zealand, U.S., Canada and the UK. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Once completed, the acquisition of Jurox will bring Zoetis a range of important products primed for greater global expansion; a valuable animal health portfolio, including Alfaxan, a leading anaesthetic product for companion animals; and high-quality, local

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Law enforcement, legislators alike push to hold animal abusers accountable

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SUPPLY, N.C. (WECT) – More than a dozen dogs are still recovering from their injuries nearly two weeks after they were pulled from a Brunswick County home.

Deputies described the conditions as being “deplorable,” and officers found four dogs in crates inside the house that were dead.

The 14 surviving dogs are now being taken care of at Brunswick County Animal Protective Services.

Deputies like Belinda Musgrove, who removed the dogs from the home, say the sheriff’s office stepped in when they determined the dogs didn’t have access to appropriate food, water or care.

“Deplorable is even a weak word.

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