Animal Cruelty

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.

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...