Animal Cruelty

Police Hunt For Woman Who Duct-Taped Her Dog's Mouth Shut

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK

A woman is being hunted by police after duct-taping her dog's mouth shut and posting a picture of it on Facebook. Katie Brown uploaded the photo wi...

Thousands Want 'Justice' For Puppy Tortured And Left For Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

More than 70,000 people are calling for animal abusers to face harsher punishments after a puppy was stolen from his owner and subjected to hours of h...

Teens Set Puppy On Fire After Torturing Him In 'Most Disturbing' Case Of Animal Cruelty

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Thousands Want 'Justice' For Puppy Tortured And Left For Dead A puppy was stolen by a group of teenagers then tortured for hours and set on...

Four Days of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

So many times I have seen where charities, groups and movements fighting the same cause, wanting identical results refuse to pull together through differing opinions, politics and egos, but sadly, no matter what the issue, unless we can unite for what we are fighting for, world leaders and governments will always have the upper hand.

What Vegans Have to Put Up With From Everybody Else

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Snowdon

I have never eaten meat. Ever. When people find this out the reaction that follows is often one of incredulity, mixed with confusion... So for this year's World Vegan Day, here are 10 of the most common reactions I've had from people after they've discovered that I don't eat meat or dairy.

Shetland Pony Left Traumatised After Being 'Sexually Abused'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

A Shetland pony has been left traumatised after being subjected to a horrific sexual assault. The Miniature Shetland breed was discovered "shaking ...

A Serial Cat Killer Is Slaughtering And Dismembering Beloved Pets

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT AND IMAGES A cat killer is slaughtering pets, dismembering them and moving the body parts into public view in order to "wa...

Animal Rights Groups Are One Step Closer To Ending 'Barbaric' Bullfighting

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Animal rights campaigners are rejoicing after the European Parliament voted on Wednesday to end EU subsidies for farmers who raise bulls to fight in a...

Scale Of 'Severe' Animal Suffering In British Labs Revealed For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

More than 180,000 animals were poisoned, given degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease or exposed to "severe" toxicity tests in UK laborato...

'Mummified' Baby Orangutan Rescued By British Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK

Scroll down for more pictures. A baby orangutan found in a urine-soaked box was in such bad condition that he looked "mummified" when rescuers came...

Hundreds Saved From Illegal Slaughterhouse In Largest Animal Cruelty Bust In US History

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AND CONTENT Hundreds of animals have been rescued from illegal slaughterhouses in what is being called the largest animal ...

This Illegal Trade Is 'Leaving A Trail Of Dead Puppies'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Dog trafficking is "leaving a trail of dead puppies" and devastated families in its wake, says the RSPCA, as it calls on the government to clamp down ...

Three Reasons Why Opposition to Animal Experiments Is Growing

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

Change starts slowly in any well-established industry, but the foundations of support for animal experiments are crumbling. For the animals enduring this suffering, change is coming at last.

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 ...