UK Animals

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.

How To See Amazing Animals When You Travel - And Keep It Ethical

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to scream every time you see a photo of someone cuddling a sedated tiger in a far-flung country on your Facebook feed, we feel you. From T...

Bittersweet Moment 87-Year-Old Is Granted Dying Wish To Feed A Horse One Last Time

SWNS | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The touching moment an elderly man was able to feed a horse one last time has been captured on camera. Patrick Saunders, 87, had spent most of his ado...

Watch This Irish Family's Attempt To Remove A Bat From Their Home And Try Not To Laugh

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A video of an Irish family trying (and failing) to catch a bat trapped in their house has left the internet in fits of giggles. Tadhg Fleming, from Ke...

What's the Deal With Novelty Yoga?

Becky Stafferton | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Practising yoga with animals is nothing new, Doga - that's dog yoga to us mere mortals - has been around for a good few years now and practitioners proclaim that it helps to nurture their relationship with their precious pooch as well as teaching them to be more relaxed and calm. But goats?

CCTV In Abattoirs Is A Good First Step, But Animals Will Still Suffer

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

As long as consumers continue to buy meat, milk, eggs, and cheese (even though supermarkets are full of delicious plant-based choices), animals will suffer. That's why the kindest choice will always be simply to leave them off our plates.

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 ...

People Keep Mistaking Handbags For Dogs, And It's Too Funny

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Style

A woman mistook a brown leather handbag for a sleeping Daschshund in a restaurant, and the Internet can’t get enough. Taking to Twitter on Sunday 3...

The Animal Lover's Guide To Yoga Styles For Beginners

Naz Miah | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naz Miah

Have you been wanting to attempt Yoga, yet not certain where to begin? Sense that your pet's looking for something more energising than just everyday walkies? Why not try a new unique experience and introduce Animal Yoga to your routine!

Giving Animals A Second Chance At Happiness Makes My Job Worthwhile

Alex McGilligan | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex McGilligan

My favourite animals have to be the donkeys, especially Snowy as he is a really cheeky boy who is full of character. He always shouts if people walk past and ignore him and he loves a bit of attention.

Lorry Driver Rescues Kitten From Landfill Site And Gives Her The Forever Home She Deserves

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A six-week-old kitten abandoned on a landfill site has found a forever home, all thanks to the hero lorry driver who discovered her. The kitten, who h...

How To Keep Your Cat Cool This Summer

Katrin Scholz | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

With predictions that summer 2017 will be a scorcher in the UK cat parents need to be clued up on how to manage high temperatures.

This Baby Was Completely Oblivious A Lion Was Trying To Attack Him

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Parents

A nine-month-old baby was completely oblivious to the havoc going on behind him when he was sat in front of a lion’s enclosure at the zoo. Levi Poor...

Do Animals Have A Soul Or Go To Heaven?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

A controversy has been playing out in the pages of the Jewish Chronicle over whether animals have souls and whether it is appropriate to say tradition...

Holidaying With Your Dog

Katrin Scholz | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

Summer time is travel time - and of course a holiday is even better if you take man's best friend with you. While some dogs love a journey to adventure, others can become quite anxious. Here's everything you need to know about dogs travelling and how to make it pleasant for you and your four legged companion.

Do Cats Purr When Humans Aren't Around?

The Conversation UK | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Cat owners will be well aware that a cat can produce more than one kind of purr, just as they have a whole repertoire of meows, chirps, growls, spits and other sounds.

What Our Rabbits Taught Us In Life And In Death

Ben Moore | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Last November, at the ripe old age of 9, our female rabbit died. Actually she may have been hare rather than a rabbit, or possibly a bit of both. Either way she left a hole much bigger than her tiny bulk. As Rabbit Awareness Week is upon us I hoped it might help some of you understand a little better if I tell you how we went about filling it.

The Role Of Horsepower In Building Britain Must Not Be Forgotten

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

On International Working Animal Day (15 June), we're asking everyone to show their support for these hardworking animals. It's time that governments and international aid organisations recognised their importance and helped ensure they get the treatment, respect and compassion they deserve.

First Pictures Emerge Of Hamerton Zookeeper Rosa King Killed In 'Freak Accident'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK

Rosa King’s mother has paid tribute to her daughter, who was killed in a “freak accident” at Hamerton Zoo Park after a tiger entered the enclosu...

Protecting Pets During Parasite season

Katrin Scholz | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

There are a number of ways you can prepare and protect your pets during tick season which are strongly advisable. There is potential for real damage to be made should symptoms go unnoticed!

'Utter B****** Of A Cat': Animal Shelter's Hilarious Description For Moggy Waiting To Be Adopted

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mr Biggles is a shiny, black cat waiting to be adopted. He’s also a bit of a bastard. That’s according to staff at Cat People of Melbourne in Aust...

On Wasps And Foxes: Rethinking Our Relationship With Animals

Tiffany Francis | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Tiffany Francis

My relationship with animals is changing every day, and I am certainly guilty of googling dog memes and having a nervous breakdown over a flock of baby ducks. But in order to support the millions of other species we share our planet with, perhaps we should stop treating them like orphaned children that need mothering, and more like other species who just need the space and resources to live healthy (albeit cute) lives.

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.

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 ...