Animal Welfare

Mineral Content And Pet Food

Katrin Scholz | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

Globally, different institutions recommend different ratios and levels of mineral content in pet food. The recommendations are usually decided based on the levels of minerals that cause adverse effects in animals as opposed to the perfect level to promote optimum health.

Most Significant Election Ever For Hunting Act

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

As soon as Theresa May stepped out onto Downing Street, and announced that the country would go to the polls on June 8th, it was battle stations not j...

Translating Pet Food Labels

Katrin Scholz | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Katrin Scholz

Whilst most people are paying more attention than ever to labels on their foods are we doing the same for our pets? Often pet owners are not entirely ...

Toxic Treats For Pets This Easter

Katrin Scholz | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

It's almost Easter weekend when we surround ourselves by every kind of chocolate and indulge. Dog owners should beware that chocolate is extremely dangerous and toxic to dogs. But this isn't the only food that causes adverse effects:

The Grand National: This Year's Death Toll May Be Down But Let's Not Forget Horse Racing Is A Deadly Business

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Sport
Mimi Bekhechi

The mere fact that it's a cause for celebration because no horse died at Aintree this year says everything that anyone should need to know about the Grand National and the horse-racing industry generally.

Should We De-Extinct Animals?

Frontier | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Frontier

It may seem a good idea for research and technological advancements but how good an idea is it for the animal's own wellbeing. It does not seem in the animal's interests to be brought back from extinction purely to be used for human purposes. Animals must also be exploited throughout the process of back breeding and genetic engineering. Is this justifiable?

The Time For An Ivory Ban Is Now

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Never has the time been more right for a full domestic ivory ban in the UK. At a time when the Government is already facing a wave of criticism over its manifesto-breaking National Insurance tax hike, all eyes are on its double manifesto pledge of pressing for a 'total ban on the ivory trade'.

What Does The Zoo Mean To You?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

'Well-run zoos are an aid to animals and are not detrimental to their well-being', 'indeed, in many cases, zoos will turn out to be the last refuge of...

Crufts Promotes Irresponsible Dog Breeding Must Be Stopped

Elena Orde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Elena Orde

It is completely bizarre - and quite ominous - to prize particular animals higher than others based on such arbitrary factors as the exact length of their legs, their numbers of face folds or the precise flatness of their heads. All dogs are deserving of loving homes, even if they don't conform to such ridiculous standards.

Stella McCartney's Sustainable 'Skin-Free Skin' Leather Alternative Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Style

Stella McCartney continues to prove it’s possible to design luxury collections with cruelty-free fashion. Showcasing her A/W17 collection during Par...

Dozens Of Hunting Hounds Killed After TB Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK

Dozens of fox hounds have been killed following a suspected bovine tuberculosis (bTB) outbreak in Buckinghamshire, leading to calls for hunting to be ...

Reasons To Consume Dairy

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

So I did some research and found myself sitting, highlighter in hand, staring at 55 pages of legislation with multiple browser windows in front of me, growing increasingly frustrated that what I was reading was, firstly, hugely open to individual's interpretation and, simultaneously, so full of inaccessible language that I needed explanatory notes to understand it.

Poachers Take Hostages And Kill Rhinos In 'Vicious Attack' On Animal Orphanage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

Poachers killed two rhinos and took staff hostage in a “vicious attack” at an animal orphanage in South Africa. Two baby rhinos, who had already l...

Japanese Zoo Slammed By Wildlife Campaigners After Culling 57 Snow Monkeys

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK

Wildlife campaigners have slammed staff at a Japanese zoo for deciding “which animals live and die” after 57 snow monkeys were culled by lethal in...

Shattered Lives, Broken Spirits: We Must Be Their Voice

Claire Horton | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Claire Horton

If you were beaten, hurt and abused, you'd expect the person responsible to be properly punished. If you were kept in a shed for weeks or months and ...

Pre-World War I Animal Cruelty Sentencing Needs Urgent Review

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

106 years ago, Parliament enacted the Protection of Animals Act, which banned various forms of cruelty to animals. The Act imposed a maximum sentence ...

Crustacean Compassion? Here's Why We Should Protect The Welfare Of Crabs, Lobsters, And Crayfish

Maisie Tomlinson | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK
Maisie Tomlinson

With the compelling research now available, we believe that the time has come. No animal can ever be conclusively proved to feel pain - and that includes you or me. But it's entirely reasonable, when the evidence mounts and the stakes are high, to give creatures the benefit of the doubt and protect them from unnecessary suffering

1,000 One-Day-Old Chicks Dumped In Lincolnshire Field

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK

About 1,000 tiny chicks were spotted running around a field in Lincolnshire on Friday after being abandoned at just a day old. The RSPCA has launched ...

If Brexit Means Brexit, Then The Hunting Ban Should Mean A Hunting Ban

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

"If Brexit means Brexit, then the hunting ban should mean a hunting ban". So said legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes at a packed Conservative Part...

School Textbook Instructing Nine-Year-Olds To Kill Kittens Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

An Indian book publisher has sparked outrage after instructing schoolchildren to place kittens in a box and suffocate them as part of a scientific exp...

Can We Go On Farming Salmon?

Sue Cross | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Sue Cross

It has been reported - in this week's Scottish Sunday Herald - that plans are afoot to develop the world's largest salmon farm. To be sited in the se...

Dog Fighting Sentencing Is A Dog's Dinner

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

It's often said that Britain is a nation of animal-lovers. Right now, though, we are badly failing man's best friend. The League Against Cruel Sports...

Former Grand National Winner Many Clouds Dies Moments After Cheltenham Victory

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK

A former Grand National winner has died after narrowly winning a race at the Cheltenham Festival Trials Day on Saturday. Many Clouds, a 10-year-old ho...

The Suffering Behind The World's Brick Production

Petra Ingram | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Petra Ingram

Photo: Brooke / Freya Dowson "It feels like hell on earth" - first impressions can be long lasting and even today, I can still remember my first visi...

Am I Vegan?

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

Let's be clear here, without malice or personal agenda. As trendy as it's becoming, veganism is not an exclusive club with membership rights. It is not a cult or a diet. It is a very clearly defined social justice movement that puts animal rights at its core.