Animal Cruelty

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...

Filthy Pigs: the European Commission Thinks Creating Pig Waste Lagoons Is the 'Best Available Technique' for the Environment

Philip Lymbery | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

Imagine being a pig on a typical farm in Europe. Most likely you'll have nothing to do but stare at your fellow pen mates and four concrete walls whilst you stand on a slatted floor. Shockingly, the European Commission thinks that keeping pigs in barren environments on slatted floors is the 'Best Available Technique' for the environment.

Politicians Be Aware - It's Blindingly Obvious That Animals Matter

Joe Duckworth | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

At the League Against Cruel Sports, our key focus means that we know a lot about what goes on in the world of animal 'sport', much of it unsavoury, much of it hidden. Our own election manifesto therefore focuses on five issues that are key to reducing the suffering of animals, and we believe that many voters will share our concerns.

Victory For Campaigners As Circus Company Ends Elephant Performances

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, one of America's largest circus companies, will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its perfo...

Why Two Russian Bears Are Symbolic of the Suffering That Millions of Wild Animals Face on a Daily Basis, Around the World

Mike Baker | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

The two Sochi bears represent a tiny window on the huge and growing problem of wild animals used in entertainment. But sometimes, it's the cases of individual suffering that tell the story a little more readily, and have the power to effect change for a far greater number.

Campaigning Across the World - How Cruelty Free International is Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Michelle Thew | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

Korea is not known for sympathy towards animals - practices such as eating dogs may be dwindling, but the first job was to influence public opinion.

Labour To Tackle Puppy Farms, Foxhunting And Badger Culls

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul vale | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics

On the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with dogs, Labour launched a bid to win animal-lovers' votes in the general election with promises of ac...

Why Our Hearts Are Broken This February

Bea Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bea Mitchell

Any animal lover knows pets aren't just pets. They are part of the family and our friends. I'm wild with rage that Plod met such a grisly fate and I'm livid that my family have lost their lovely little friend.

Halal Is Not the Problem and CCTV Is Not the Answer

Louise Mead | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

It's much easier to feel outraged about animal suffering when it's somebody else's fault and somebody else who needs to change their behaviour. Which is one of the reasons why this story has given renewed vigour to campaigns to remove religious exceptions to stunning and for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.

Animal Welfare Is 'Highest Priority' Says Halal Slaughterhouse Filmed Torturing And Taunting Sheep

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic content, viewer discretion is advised. A halal slaughterhouse where workers were secretly filmed hacking at ...

Sick Halal Slaughterhouse Men Caught Kicking And Abusing Terrified Animals

PA | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Animal Welfare Is 'Highest Priority' Says Halal Slaughterhouse Filmed Torturing And Taunting Sheep Four slaughtermen have had their operati...