Animal Welfare

Life Is Changing For Animals In Africa

Petra Ingram | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK
Petra Ingram

Things are changing in Africa. After years of banging on the door, it's beginning to open, and animals all across Africa are beginning to see some gre...

Animal Shows - Who Are They Entertaining?

Georgina Allen | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK
Georgina Allen

This isn't a blog asking people to boycott all animal shows, performances or presentations in zoos or aquariums. There are plenty of those already out...

A Special Milestone For All Those Who Want To Stamp Out Cruelty To Animals

Claire Horton | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Claire Horton

It was the news we'd hoped for when we launched our campaign to increase sentences for animal cruelty offences. Last weekend, the Government in Westmi...

Are We Cruel Or Kind? World Animal Day Could Tell Us

Joanna Randall | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK
Joanna Randall

Our love for other animals is a uniquely human quality. We involve them in medical therapy, go to expensive lengths to save and study them, and we sha...

Caroline Lucas: Brexit Could Threaten Protection Of Animals In Britain

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Politics

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas says Brexit could pose a threat to the protection of animals in Britain. Despite the country’s reputation as a nat...

10 Unusual (And Ethical) Animal Encounters To Add To Your Bucket List

Jackie Gallego | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you love animals and the natural world, you’ll surely want some animal encounters on your travel bucket list? From swimming with piglets in the w...

Is Brexit An Opportunity For A More Humane And Human-Relevant Life Sciences Sector?

Michelle Thew | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Tech
Michelle Thew

The UK is looking to be a world leader in the development of non-animal based technologies to replace the use of animals in science and training. A review of the life sciences strategy is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to this objective, make a real change to the lives of millions of animals and improve the human-relevance of the country's science.

Autumnal Pet Care

Katrin Scholz | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

The fur of cats and dogs protects from moisture, heat, cold, UV rays and injuries. In the winter, it is important that you support this protection and keep it in good condition. While we take care of our winter clothes hang our coats, scarves and gloves when we return home, your four-legged friends can't do this with their winter fur unfortunately.

Man Crushed To Death In India After Trying To Take Selfie With Elephant

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK

A man has reportedly been crushed to death after trying to take a selfie with an elephant in India. The man, who has been identified by local media a...

The Animal Welfare Party Just Got Its First UK Political Representative

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK

The Animal Welfare Party (AWP) got its first political representative in the UK on Monday after a town councillor defected from the Green Party. Jane ...

Why Thousands Of Vegans Will Be Marching Through London This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK

Thousands of vegans are expected to march through London on Saturday “demanding an end to all animal oppression”. Activists will be marching to th...

Sea Shepherd Is Calling It Quits On Japan Whaling Hunt

HuffPost Australia | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK

Sea Shepherd is calling it quits on its 12-year ocean campaign to stop Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, saying it cannot match Tokyo’s techno...

Why Should The Forest Stewardship Council Care About Animals?

Mark Jones | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK
Mark Jones

Most of us will have seen the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)'s logo on products made from wood or paper. Some of us preferentially seek out such pro...

Hunt For Man Filmed Callously Throwing Injured Sheep Over Fence, To Laughter

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK

A shocking video of a sheep being thrown over a fence has sparked an RSPCA appeal for information after being viewed thousands of times on social medi...

Gene Editing Of Farm Animals: A Massive Wrong Turn That Could Take Us Further Down The Factory Farming Road

Peter Stevenson | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Stevenson

Gene editing is a form of genetic engineering that involves changing, deleting or replacing some of an animal's genetic material. Like other forms of hi-tech breeding such as cloning, gene editing generally aims to make animals more useful for us.

Who Really Is The Saddest Animal In Captivity?

Georgina Allen | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Georgina Allen

Lately I've been experiencing déjà vu. It seems every article I read on animal welfare concerns in zoos or aquariums is titled something along the l...

Can We Be The Generation To End Bear Bile Farming?

Gilbert Sape | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Gilbert Sape

Bear bile farming is one of the cruellest abuses of animals in the world and is of dubious medicinal value. After 14 years of relentless campaigning, ...

Thousands Of Elephants Exploited For Tourism Held In Cruel Conditions

Steve McIvor | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Steve McIvor

Two years ago, our team in Asia started a ground-breaking investigation of the conditions endured by elephants across tourist entertainment venues in ...

How You Can Help Save The Asian Elephants Mistreated For Tourism And On The Brink Of Extinction

Duncan McNair | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Duncan McNair

Without a seismic shift in public awareness, plus immediate serious commercial and political engagement in the Western world, India and its neighbouring states, the Asian elephant is doomed, in our lifetime and by our hands.

Animal Lovers: We Need Your Help

Jonathan Young | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

But as a nation of animal lovers, we do have a bit of a blind spot. Amidst the outpouring of affection we give to dogs, cats and budgies, the miserable fate of equally lovable animals is ignored. I'm talking about the pigs, chickens, lambs and cows - all of which share one or more of the qualities we ascribe to our pets.

Chicken In The Coal Mine - How Chlorinated Chickens Reveal Two Fundamental Brexit Issues

Peter Stevenson | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Stevenson

The current controversy about chlorinated chickens has been dismissed by Liam Fox as a media distraction. In reality, it is the modern equivalent of the canary as we enter into the dark unknown territory of post-Brexit trade negotiations. Here's why.

Undercover Video Exposes The Horrific Reason So Many US Chickens Are Chlorinated

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK

Shocking undercover footage captured at one of America’s largest chicken companies has exposed some of the horrific reasons many US chickens need to...

Animal Cruelty Sentencing: Reasons For Optimism

Claire Horton | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Claire Horton

There are times in my seven years as chief executive of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home when you can really sense that positive change in important animal ...

Without Brave Rangers Our World Would Look Very Different

Rob Brandford | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Rob Brandford

Copyright: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Whenever Stephen hears the rumble of an elephant or the roar of a lion, he says 'he's reminded why he d...

The Creeping - And Secret - Industrialisation Of Animal Farming

Peter Melchett | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
Peter Melchett

An extraordinarily large number of negative changes in farming take place largely unseen and often completely unremarked. For example, nowadays crops ...