Animal Cruelty

Primates Are Being Exposed To 'Unnecessary' Experiments In UK Labs

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

Large numbers of primates in UK laboratories are being subjected to “cruel and distressing experiments” that are “frivolous”, a leading animal...

How The Unregulated Dog Breeding Industry Is Putting Lives At Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

More than half a million puppies are born in England each year, but a new report from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home reveals that the poorly unregulated...

Why Sherlock's Dr Watson, Martin Freeman, Is Wrong About Circus Animals

Douglas McPherson | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

An earlier 18-month study by animal behavourist Dr Marthe Kiley-Worthington found circus animals suffer no stress during performance, training or transportation. Kiley-Worthington found circus training methods to be no harsher than those in riding stables, kennels or other animal husbandry environment...

It's a Hard Life Being an Invisible Equine Working in Tourism - How Can You Help?

Petra Ingram | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Petra Ingram

I knew about the horses and donkeys working in Jordan, but I never expected to see them in such a terrible condition. When I talked to the owners, it seemed the Brooke had been providing a free treatment service for many years so that was no incentive for owners to take responsibility and care better for their animals. If one got sick, well "the Brooke would fix it".

RSPCA Could Have Its Powers Stripped, MPs Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

The RSPCA's right to prosecute cases of animal abuse could be in jeopardy after it emerged that MPs will look into the extent of the charity's powers....

More Needs to Be Done to Stop Trigger Happy Cat Shootings

Rachael Millar | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Rachael Millar

When Cleo didn't come home one evening, her owner was worried sick. Several hours later, the young cat returned and it was obvious something was wrong...

Watch The Heartwarming Moment 103 Dogs Are Rescued From South Korean Meat Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

More than 100 “terrified” dogs and puppies trapped in filthy wire cages, waiting to be killed for human consumption, have been rescued from a farm...

Video Captures 'Gratuitous Animal Cruelty' At Spanish Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A video captured by Humane Society International (HSI) shows the brutal killing of a bull in Spain at controversial festiv...

Woman Given Ban After Burying Starving Puppy Alive

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

A woman has been banned from ever owning a pet again after she buried a starving puppy alive in what has been described as one of the most “horrific...

Shona Sibary, I Have Someone You Should Meet...

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

My point is that dogs are living things and not some hot commodity. They form an attachment to you and I have seen first hand the heartbreak they endure at being left behind. They cannot comprehend why you left them and it stays with them for life.

This Journalist Abandons Her Dogs When They Stop Being 'Cute Puppies'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

A Daily Mail journalist sparked outrage on Friday after she revealed that she abandons her dogs when they stop being "cute puppies". Shona Sibary a...

Horse Stabbed And 'Sexually Violated' In Horrific Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK

Police are hunting for a depraved attacker after a horse had to be put down after being stabbed twice and “sexually violated”. The 18-year-old ...

The Seven Veils of Animal Experiments

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

One of the requirements for any public debate is that the facts are clear. We may have different views from animal researchers, but if the public is to have a sensible discussion about animal experiments, they need some basic facts:

Now Trophy Hunters Are Even Teaching Their Children To Kill

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Weeks after beloved Cecil the Lion was shot, skinned and beheaded, disturbing images have emerged of children as young as seven posing with the corpse...

Watch This Brave Woman Jump Into Bullfighting Ring To Comfort Dying Animal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

An animal rights activist bravely jumped into a bullfighting ring in Spain to comfort and shield a dying bull from the matador's sword. Virginia Ru...

Glorious Grouse - Time to Think About the Bird, Not the 'Game'

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Dr Toni Shephard

Hundreds of thousands of grouse will be blasted out of the sky over the coming weeks; most frightened from their heather shelter by a line of beaters who shout and stomp across the moor to scare the birds towards waiting guns.

Distressing Footage Prompts Stella McCartney To Sever Ties With Wool Supplier

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Update: Patagonia agrees to stop buying wool from Ovis 21 following Peta US investigation Warning: This article contains very graphic images and fo...

Furious Ricky Gervais Sides With Bull That Gored Matador To Death In Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A matador has been gored to death by a bull after taking part in an annual summer festival in Spain, sparking a furious outcry from ardent animal righ...

This Heartbreaking Footage Will Make You Think Twice About Littering

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A sea turtle, appearing to be in excruciating pain, has been helped out by a group of marine biologists after they removed an object stuck in its nose...

Halal Slaughterhouse, Filmed Abusing Animals, Is Now In Even More Trouble

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic images A halal slaughterhouse where workers were secretly filmed abusing animals has reportedly gone into adm...

Shocking Pictures Of Arthritic Dog Buried Alive In France Spark Online Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

Close to 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for a man who buried his dog alive to be punished to the maximum degree. It comes after the...

What to Do About Animal Cruelty: A Modest Proposal

Tam Varcoe | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tam Varcoe

There's a lot of anti-hunting sentiment out there in the ether right now. I say hunting is fine, but let's just change up the rules a bit. If you want to kill a lion then go ahead - but no weapons, yeah? You've got to use your bare hands. Let's level the playing field - mano a animalo.

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...