Animal Cruelty

Government Blind to Animal Cruelty of Snares

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Therese Coffey said during the debate that Britain has the highest animal welfare standards in the world. When it comes to snares, that's utter nonsense - we're practically alone in Europe when it comes to allowing their use. I believe that it's time for the Government to back up those words with action. It's time for a ban on snares.

These Animals Are Trapped Inside A Chinese Shopping Centre

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK

This white bear is one of a number of animals trapped inside a shopping centre in Guangzhou, China. A wolf, arctic foxes, beluga whales and walrus ca...

Fox Hunting Is Cruel and Ineffective: Let's Not Legalise It

Jonathan Young | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

It seems crazy that in our animal-loving society, cruel 'sports' such as fox hunting have even a slim chance of becoming legal. But from David Cameron's manifesto pledge, to Andrea Leadsom's leadership comments, the chance is very real.

Never a Fair Fight

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

This week the death of matador Victor Barrio in Spain has cast a spotlight on the so called 'sport' of bullfighting. Mr Barrio's death has provoked reaction and opinion across both media headlines and social media alike, raising the ultimate question - Does bullfighting even belong in a civilised 21st century or should it be consigned to the history books once and for all?

Outrage As Mother Of Bull Which Killed Spanish Matador Faces Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK

The mother of a bull who killed a Spanish matador at the weekend is set to be slaughtered, sparking a huge campaign to save the animal. Victor Barrio ...

Seal Pup Dies After Woman Carries Him Home In Plastic Bag

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK

A seal pup had to be euthanised after a woman picked the animal up from the beach and carried him home in a carrier bag. The woman took the seal home ...

Investigation Launched After Footage Shows 'Fox Cubs Being Put Into Hounds' Kennels'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

An independent investigation has been launched into a fox hunting group amid claims fox cubs were used to train hounds how to kill. The probe will l...

Shark Dies After Group Pull Creature From Sea For 'Selfies'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

A blue shark has died after being pulled out of the water so tourists and lifeguards could take pictures with it. In a video reportedly taken near the...

'Horrific' Killing Of Rare-Breed Sees Crimewatch Feature Its First Dog Death Appeal

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK

A two-year-old dog who was strangled and dumped in a canal after being snatched from her home on Christmas Eve has become the first canine to feature ...

Dozens Of Dogs Rescued From Being 'Beaten To Death And Eaten' At Yulin

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK

Dozens of dogs and cats have been rescued from a Chinese slaughterhouse just days ahead of the widely-condemned Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The 34 dogs, ...

GRAPHIC: 40 Tiger Cubs Found In Kitchen Freezer At Famous Buddhist Temple

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

WARNING: This article contains images that some readers may find upsetting. Thai wildlife authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses in a freezer in Tha...

Tigers Are Being Removed From Tiger Temple 'Hell' In Thailand

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have raided the controversial tourist attraction Tiger Temple, removing 40 animals by Tuesday and vowing to confiscat...

China, Cosmetic Animal Testing and Cruelty-Free: Untangling the Web

Troy Seidle | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Troy Seidle

The world is at a tipping point--closer than ever before to ending the misery of animals used in toxicity tests for cosmetics and their ingredients. After years of pressure from animal protection groups, caring consumers and ethical retailers across the globe, cosmetics cruelty has been fully or partially banned by law in 33 countries, home to 1.7 billion consumers, with at least 10 more countries lining up to do the same.

Dog Fighting - Time to Get Tough

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

At the League Against Cruel Sports, we sadly all too often come across terrible stories of abuse and persecution of animals. As part of our work, we investigate and sometimes witness first-hand brutal, senseless violence that has been directed at animals in the name of 'sport'.

Unsuspecting Shoppers Left Shocked By What's Inside These Luxury Handbags

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Shoppers were left shocked when confronted with the reality of the exotic skin trade after an animal rights group set...

Bullfighting Festival Leaves Eight People Injured

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Eight people have been injured on the first day of a controversial bullfighting festival in Peru. The popular Toro C...

Snares Don't Care - Do You?

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

The sheer terror of choking to death is something we can all imagine, but hopefully none of us will ever experience. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for many of the 1.7m wild and domestic animals that fall victim to a silent killer in the countryside each year.

Panorama Undercover Puppy Farm Investigation Reveals Deprived Dogs 'Basically In Jail'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK

Undercover footage from a BBC Panorama investigation into puppy farms reveals the "ruthless world" of the lucrative industry. Britain’s Puppy Dealer...

Croydon Cat Killer 'Could Start Targeting Humans'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK

The Croydon cat killer could soon start targeting humans, a criminal psychologist has warned. About 50 pets are believed to have been killed and disme...

Why We Should Boycott the Egg Industry for Good This Easter

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierson

The great irony of Easter, a time of new life, is that we celebrate it with death; our culinary traditions at odds with spring's blooming plants and wildlife, lambs being born and chicks hatched. Society has normalised eating eggs. Very rarely do people question what they really are - hen's periods. Unfertilised menstruation. Not for me, thanks.

'The Level Of Depravity' Towards Britain's Pets Is The Worst The RSPCA Has Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

Warning: contains images and details that some may find upsetting A pug puppy punched so hard her jaw fell out, a Chihuahua cross set on fire and a te...

Why Chick-themed Cupcakes Are the Ultimate Irony

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

For the next few days, anyone walking along a UK high street will see endless images of fluffy yellow chicks. Chick cards, soft toy chicks, plastic chicks - the list is endless. But this year, one item really stood out for me: cupcakes with bright yellow icing, made to look like a chick...

Horses Race to Their Deaths on Day One of the Cheltenham 'Festival'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Sport
Mimi Bekhechi

People who want to pay tribute to all the horses who have suffered and died in racing should stay away from tracks and betting shops. Forget the finish line - this deadly industry is all about the bottom line, and the horses are little more than disposable commodities to be dispatched behind the tarpaulin.

Dead Puppy 'Dumping' Ground Discovered In Quiet Country Lane

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES A quiet country lane in Hertfordshire has become a graveyard for “dumping dead dogs” in what RSPCA inspectors suspect i...

It's Time We Reconsider What We Define as Humane

Louise Mead | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Louise Mead

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'll keep saying it until people choose to listen. None of this is necessary. We have no need to use and kill animals for food, clothing, entertainment, or any other reason. To harm and kill another being without necessity is profoundly unjust, no matter how you paint it. There is only one way to bring this injustice to an end; and that is, my fellow animal-lovers, for each of us to be the change by being vegan.