Animal Cruelty

Animals Watch Out, There's a Human About

Nick Abbot | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Instead of running wild over hills and dales, they get walked twice a day, if they are lucky, and get to pee on a tree in the midst of a concrete wasteland. If we were honest with ourselves, we would call this selfish. We would acknowledge that the dogs are not as happy as they could be, but we think they are cute and they amuse us, so we imprison them.

Richard Dawkins Slams 'Witch Hunt' Against Cecil The Lion's Killer

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Richard Dawkins has condemned the "hatefest" directed at Cecil the Lion's killer, Walter Palmer, in what he called an "over-the-top" witch hunt. Th...

Animals Given The Same Rights As Humans In Spanish Town

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

A Spanish town has become the first in the world to give human rights to animals. In the town of Trigueros del Valle, which has a population of jus...

Man Gets Death Threats After Filming Seagull Being Fed 'Ketamine'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 22-year-old said he has received death threats after posting footage showing someone feeding a seagull a chip laced with white crystals, which is id...

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.

Why Grazia Will Be Known as Grrrrrazia Until They Feature Martha

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Cuddy

Until Grazia tell Martha's story to their readers, they'll be known as Grrrrazia in the welfare world. Just imagine if they paid to give her a full pampering before featuring her on their glamorous pages? Could one of their readers find space on their impossibly stylish Habitat sofas? Or even their Ikea ones....

The Monkeys of Paradise

Michelle Thew | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

We look forward to the day when the reputation of Mauritius is no longer overshadowed with this controversy and the country's status as an island paradise can attract many more travellers from across the world.

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

The Fox Hunting Ban - My Thoughts and How You Can Help.

Claire Lynch | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Claire Lynch

If you're pro fox hunting, this is not an attack at you; our opinions may differ, but you are fully entitled to have, and hold onto your own. This post isn't about getting you to change your mind; it's just a call to those who may agree with me on the matter, who may want to do something proactive about the potential lift on the current fox hunting ban.

Why We Should Save the Hunting Act

Richard Neil | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Neil

Saving the Hunting Act has nothing to do with class or what political party you side with, it's about protecting these animals and ending the cruelty that they are subdued to. Nobody has the right to mistreat or abuse animals, no matter how wealthy or powerful they and their friends are.

Yulin Dog Meat Festival: If We Want to Be Heard, We Also Need to Listen

Louise Mead | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

At the same time, this is the argument we should be listening to ourselves. There is no justice in declaring ourselves voices for the voiceless whilst ignoring the plight and cries of the individuals we personally oppress. If we cannot listen to pleas we stop harming animals in our own country, we shouldn't be at all surprised if those in Yulin will not to listen to us.

Yulin Dog Meat Torture Festival Will Go Ahead Despite Celebrity Pleas

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Leading campaign group NoToDogMeat have been actively trying to stop the horror of this summer's solstice of greed and barbarism. For a moment it looked like we were about to meet with success as it was hinted that it was to be banned this year. However it has already started.

A Matador Learnt Just What Happens When The Bull Fights Back

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

A matador had to have a testicle removed after he was struck by a bull's horn during a bullfight. Marco Galan was taunting the bull in Spain's larg...

There Is A Horrifying Dark Side To Those Adorable Slow Loris Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

Those videos of people tickling their pet slow lorises are ADORABLE right? You might not think so for much longer. A UK charity is now campaigni...

In Defence of Dogmeat

Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah

Scream at the Chinese. Scream at their savage customs until the veins bulge on your bloated, hypocrite head. Scream until your rage shatters the reformed Kievs in your freezer like glassware at an opera. Pause only to repackage your hatred into blinkers that obscure the double-standards of your own hideous morality.

Wasn't I Born to be Loved?

Sharon Bull | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Surely, the time has to come when animals being used in laboratories is written off into the history books and looked down upon as the antiquated and callous practise that it is.

Danish Radio Host Who Beat and Killed Baby Rabbit on Air Should Be Prosecuted

Libby Blanchard | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

Animal rights and animal welfare debates are important, and there is a hypocrisy that exists within pet lovers who are also meat eaters. But debates about animal rights and their welfare but should never be sparked with cruelty and unnecessary suffering.

Police Hunt Man Who Climbed Into Zoo Enclosure And ATTACKED Bear

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

Police are searching for a man who was photographed striding into a zoo’s bear pit and hitting the animal. These images were posted to photo sha...

Which Political Beasts Will Get Ripped Apart in Hunting Ban Free Vote Debate?

Maria Chiorando | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Maria Chiorando

One has to wonder, when Cameron decided to dangle the hunting free vote carrot in front of a largely uninterested electorate, did he ever think he'd have to go through with it? The question on many people's lips is, why, given the current social and economic climate, is hunting topping the agenda again?

Unbearable Cruelty: 'The Island With Bear Grylls'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mimi Bekhechi

Had this violence taken place in the UK, the contestants would almost certainly be facing cruelty charges and, potentially, time in prison for the suffering they inflicted on these terrified animals.

These Images Of Tourists Abusing A Dolphin Will Break Your Heart

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Disturbing, upsetting pictures of beach-goers manhandling, hoisting and even riding a dolphin on the shore are circulating online. The quad of ima...

For Some Weird Reason, A School Filmed Their Pupils Dancing With Dead Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: The video above may be disturbing to some viewers. Video footage of an American school in Oklahoma City has emerged of nine of its student...

10 Reasons to Vote Cruelty Free on 7 May

Carla Owen | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Carla Owen

In the UK, around 22 million people share their homes with at least one companion animal. Yet, despite being a nation renowned for our love of animals, across the country animals continue to suffer and die in laboratories. ..

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

Deliberate Animal Cruelty Such As Microwaving Pets Has Risen, Says RSPCA

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Animal cruelty is on the rise, the RSPCA has warned, with pets being increasingly subjected to horrific acts of violence. Figures from the animal w...