Animal Aid

Red Fur Good, Grey Fur Bad

Andrew Tyler | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Andrew Tyler

Rarely has any animal species in these isles been subjected to such irrational loathing and pathological violence as the grey squirrel. Current authorised killing methods include poisoning, shooting, the smashing of drays and stamping on the young, and drawing the animals into a sack, after they've been cage-trapped, and then clubbing them to death.

Animal Rights Campaigners Shout 'Shame On You' To Grand National Racegoers

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Fatalities at the Grand National reach six-year high as fifth horse dies Animal rights campaigners shouted "shame on you" to racegoers a...

Four Horses Have Now Died At The Grand National, Making It The Deadliest In Five Years

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Fatalities at the Grand National reach six-year high as fifth horse dies Two more horses have died at the Grand National meeting, making...

Brian May Isn't Impressed With The Government Even After Its Animal Welfare U-Turn

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK

Brian May has said that "the only real hope for animals" is an end to the "awful" government after it abandoned controversial plans to scrap animal we...

Graphic Reveals Grand National Horse Deaths Since 2000

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK

A total of 42 horses have died at the Grand National festival since 2000. Opponents to the contentious three-day competition have labelled it "grotesq...

Outrage After Jockey Is Banned For Trying 'To Keep His Horse In One Piece'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is facing criticism for suspending a jockey after he slowed down in a race because he wanted to keep his horse...

Like a Bird on the Wing

Andrew Tyler | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK
Andrew Tyler

Our job is to ensure that the truth is heard. We must remind the world that every mouse in every lab is real and individual, and that when they call out for an end to their suffering, at a sonic pitch researchers are deaf to, their cry is as meaningful as anything a richly-plumaged bird on the wing can muster.

Chicken 'Cruelty' On British Farms Still Being Ignored, Say Campaigners

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

This week marks British Egg Week, but the "cruelty" endured by caged chickens is still going largely ignored, a leading animal rights organisation has...

Animals endure 'severe' distress in charity-funded experiments

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

British charity The Cure Parkinson's Trust has been condemned for funding "profoundly disturbing" experiments in which monkeys have their brains damag...

Medical Charities Are Funding Animal Experiments But They Don't Want You to Know

Peter Tatchell | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Tatchell

In a bid to mimic the effects of Parkinson's disease, a London medical research team injected 22 marmoset monkeys with a potent brain poison every day for five days. After the last dose, none was able to move. They sat hunched, mute and rigid in their cages, so severely disabled that they had to be hand-fed. The monkeys were then given the illegal party drug Ecstasy in the hope that it might provide insights into chemical pathways within the brain. None of this research proved beneficial to humans; rendering the suffering of the monkeys valueless. This experiment was part funded by the medical charity Parkinson's UK.

In Defence of the Grand National

David Skelton | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport
David Skelton

This weekend, millions of Brits will be betting on one of the world's most spectacular sporting events. The Grand National will be watched by about ten million viewers in this country alone - once a year punters will be placing a bet and people who don't normally watch horse racing will be watching the big race.

Overlooking the Importance of Animal Research

Kirk Leech | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics
Kirk Leech

Animal Research, inside and outside of academia, has clearly played an essential role in medical advances. This fact is persistently overlooked in the emotive and overblown claims,and reports from groups such as the BUAV and Animal Aid.