Animal Cruelty

Poachers Take Hostages And Kill Rhinos In 'Vicious Attack' On Animal Orphanage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

Poachers killed two rhinos and took staff hostage in a “vicious attack” at an animal orphanage in South Africa. Two baby rhinos, who had already l...

Shattered Lives, Broken Spirits: We Must Be Their Voice

Claire Horton | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Claire Horton

If you were beaten, hurt and abused, you'd expect the person responsible to be properly punished. If you were kept in a shed for weeks or months and ...

Pre-World War I Animal Cruelty Sentencing Needs Urgent Review

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

106 years ago, Parliament enacted the Protection of Animals Act, which banned various forms of cruelty to animals. The Act imposed a maximum sentence ...

One Weekend: Two More Reasons To Drop Animal Products

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

This weekend, the UK has been outraged by a shocking act of animal cruelty: up to 1,800 day-old chicks were found dumped in a field. The incident has...

1,000 One-Day-Old Chicks Dumped In Lincolnshire Field

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK

About 1,000 tiny chicks were spotted running around a field in Lincolnshire on Friday after being abandoned at just a day old. The RSPCA has launched ...

School Textbook Instructing Nine-Year-Olds To Kill Kittens Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

An Indian book publisher has sparked outrage after instructing schoolchildren to place kittens in a box and suffocate them as part of a scientific exp...

Dog Fighting Sentencing Is A Dog's Dinner

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

It's often said that Britain is a nation of animal-lovers. Right now, though, we are badly failing man's best friend. The League Against Cruel Sports...

Undercover Investigation Into Turkey Farm Could Change Your Mind About Your Christmas Roast

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK

Warning: Article contains details and images some readers may find upsetting Bloodied and injured turkeys have been filmed in a free-range, R...

Leather And Fashion

Neely Reyes | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Style
Neely Reyes

But recently while clicking around Facebook I came across something that really shocked me. It's a few years old now but the photo showed a poor cow being skinned alive in China for her leather whilst her limbs had been cut off to prevent it from moving.

Fur Cruelty: Not In Our Backyard, So Why On Our Shop Shelves? Why Brexit Should Close UK Borders To Animal Fur

Claire Bass | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Bass

In the 1980s and 90s, wearing fur became seriously uncool. Stars went naked instead of wearing it, catwalks were boycotted because of it, and the Brit...

Three Holiday Mind-Sets Ethical Wildlife Tourists Need To Be Aware Of

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neil D’Cruze

Last month, I was ecstatic to hear that TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel websites, and its ticket sales company, Viator, had decided that they will no longer sell tickets to hundreds of tourist attractions that are widely accepted as harmful to the wild animals involved.

RSPCA Vows To Continue Prosecuting Animal Abusers Despite Pressure To Stop

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

The RSPCA has vowed to continue prosecuting animal abuse cases after a committee of MPs recommended it stop. Neil Parish, who chairs the Environment F...

Why It's Time To Get Tough On Animal Cruelty

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

How many times will the perpetrators of animal cruelty get to walk away scot-free before the Government toughens up the law? Personally I'm sick of having to look into the eyes of dogs who have been abused, knowing that the people who have done this will potentially be doing the same to another animal. Stronger penalties are just one way to put an end to this misery, but they are a vital step. It's time to step up and give these animals the justice they deserve.

A New Wave Of Cruelty Free Celebs

Molly Waring-Moore | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Molly Waring-Moore

In the beauty industry, many products use ingredients that have been tested on animals or test the final product on animals. In the UK it is illegal to test on animals but not illegal to use ingredients that have been tested elsewhere.

Lord Heseltine Denies Killing His Mother’s Dog

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

Lord Heseltine has insisted he did NOT strangle his mother’s beloved pet dog to death. The 83-year-old’s assertion is apparently contrary to an ac...

Lord Heseltine Admits Killing His Mother’s Alsatian With His Bare Hands

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Lord Heseltine DENIES Killing His Mother’s Dog Veteran politician Lord Heseltine has made the startling revelation he strangled his mother...

Why This Chain-Smoking Chimpanzee In North Korea Is 'Beyond Tragic'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

The sight of a chain-smoking chimpanzee may have drawn crowds to a North Korean zoo, but the ape’s habit is “beyond tragic” and representative o...

Demand For Dairy Is Driving The Badger Cull

Elena Orde | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Elena Orde

The badger cull has clearly been a political tool to keep traditionally conservative-voting farmers and farming communities onside. The government have been keen to show that they are doing something to help, that they are taking a strong stance. In reality this is manifesting in violence and cruelty rather than addressing the root cause - modern farming methods.

Why Every Day Needs To Be World Animal Day

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Kathryn Snowdon

World Animal Day doesn't just mean sharing adorable pictures of puppies, penguins and pandas on social media, although that is a bonus. The purpose of World Animal Day is to improve the lives of animals everywhere.

No meat? No problem!

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

It was World Vegetarian Day on the 1st of October. More and more people are realising that they can save animals, improve their health and combat climate change simply by ditching meat, which is making vegetarianism more popular than ever, and that's a cause for celebration.

Snapchat Cat-Kicking Video Showing 'Despicable Act Of Pure Evil' Sees Teen Arrested

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Warning: Graphic content may disturb some readers A ‘despicable’ video has been shared online of a teenager in south London coaxing a cat to be st...

Cub-Hunting - The Hunt Lobby's Dirtiest Secret Exposed

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Cub hunting is the secretive and illegal practice of training young inexperienced fox hounds to hunt and kill fox cubs. The Hunting Act has been in force for over ten years and yet still hunts continue to train young hounds to hunt and kill foxes. Hunts usually meet early in the morning but sometimes in the evening before the sun sets when the foxes' scent is strongest.

The Grandview Aquarium: One of Many Ocean Parks in China

Dave Neale | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Dave Neale

The Grandview Aquarium inside a shopping mall in Guangzhou is housing animals in poor living conditions leading to many experiencing poor welfare. But the situation for these animals is not new in China, it does in fact reflect the general situation for many thousands of animals languishing within poorly run, inadequate ocean parks across the country.

The Earthlings Experience: Open Your Eyes to the Truth

Sarah Moyes | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Sarah Moyes

We might not have turned everyone who stopped into a vegan overnight, but we did something right if people walked away thinking about how much cruelty and suffering went into the steak dinner they sat down to the night before.

What Secret Do You Need to Know for Giving a Voice to Vulnerable Animals and Vulnerable People?

Brian Berry | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

By creating an animal abuse register it can be the firewall that stops someone from abusing and potentially help them to change their course in life. If the register can change one person's life for the better or protect one-person form abuse the all of the work will be worth it.