Animal Cruelty

Zoo Puts Down Bear Cub 'To Spare It From Bullying'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

This bear cub has been put down by a Swiss zoo, because it was apparently being bullied by its father. The cub was one of the twin cubs who had be...

Solicitor Who Left Dog To Die Is Jailed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

A trainee solicitor who locked her pet dog in a kitchen and left it to die has been jailed for 18 weeks. Katy Gammon, 27, moved out of her home in ...

German Tigers' Lives Saved In The Nick Of Time By British Park

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Two mistreated tigers from a German circus who were only hours away from being put down have been rescued by a wildlife park in England. The pair w...

Smoke and Mirrors - Cosmetic Industry Brand Language and the Reality of Animal Testing

Justine Jenkins | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Justine Jenkins

This is what a great number of cosmetic companies are actually saying both on their packaging and on their websites when you read a message stating: "not tested on animals", or "product not tested on animals" and even "cruelty free". It is difficult to believe, but I am afraid that I am the harbinger of bad news!

Horrifying Images Show Goose With Lower Beak Torn Off (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

Animal welfare experts are appealing for help after a goose was spotted in a Yorkshire park with the lower half of its beak missing. The Canada go...

This Beagle Escaped A Death Sentence, Her Puppies Did Not

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

Three beagles rescued from a UK veterinary laboratory are spearheading a campaign to ban experiments on dogs and cats. Nursing females Bonnie and B...

This Elephant Was Pregnant But Poachers Speared Her Anyway

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

Poachers in Kenya have speared to death a pregnant elephant. A photo of the tragic scene was released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare ...

GRAPHIC: What Kind Of Person Treats Their Pet Like This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

These heartbreaking images show the torture an emaciated dog endured under the hands of his cruel owner. Fly the lurcher had to be put down by a ve...

Pregnant Dog Dies After Woman Cuts It Open Without Anaesthesia & Glues Wound Shut

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

A woman is facing aggravated animal cruelty charges after she allegedly performed a caesarean section on a dog without anaesthesia and then sealed the...

Rescued From Death's Door: You Will Not Believe How Happy & Healthy This Dog Is Looking Now

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Riddled with sores, his hair all but gone and his ribs protruding, it’s hard to believe this dog is even alive. But he is, and the transformatio...

Children 'As Young As Six' Seen Feeding Live Cat To Pair Of Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

The RSPCA is investigating reports that two children fed a live cat to two dogs. Two children, thought to be as young as six, fed a helpless tabby ...

Students Arrested After Puppy Forced To Do Beer 'Keg Stand' At Party

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Two students at a college in the US have been arrested after a photo of a dog being forced to do a "keg stand" emerged on social media. The two men...

Fur, Remixed

Mark Oaten | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

Clearly something that's high on everyone's agenda especially ours is the subject of animal welfare. We are working tirelessly to ensure the highest possible standards. It's easy to pull out isolated examples to condemn the whole industry in one fell swoop but this overly-simplifies the debate.

Paul Vale

Liam Neeson Joins Fractious Debate Over Welfare Of New York's Horse Drawn Carriages

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Liam Neeson, the actor best know for threatening to "find" and "kill" a gang of Albanian human traffickers in the film Taken, stepped into...

Crufts: Worst in Show

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The lack of genetic diversity caused by inbreeding greatly increases the likelihood that recessive genes, which cause debilitating afflictions, will be passed along to puppies. As a result, roughly one in four purebred dogs suffers from serious congenital defects, such as hypothyroidism, epilepsy, cataracts, allergies, heart disease and hip dysplasia - a disease that can lead to crippling, lameness and painful arthritis.

Man Tattoos Dog, Sparking Outrage From Animal Activists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

A tattoo artist has sparked outrage after bragging online about tattooing his dog. “Mistah Metro” declared, “My dog is cooler than yours!” ...

The C Word: Is Crufts Harmful to Dogs?

Violet Owens | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Violet Owens

Many people will be horrified to learn that underneath the glossy veneer of the UK's biggest beauty pageant for dogs, lies the ugly fact that the way some of our favourite breeds of dog have been bred to look, can cause them chronic discomfort, pain and suffering throughout their lives and can even lead to their premature or painful deaths.

LOOK: The Horrifying Reality Behind Snake-Skin Accessories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

The brutal process behind luxury fashion accessories has been captured by these haunting images of a snake slaughterhouse in Indonesia. Snakeskin m...

Drunk Former Soldier Caught Kicking Cat To Death In Shocking CCTV Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO A former soldier has been jailed after he was caught on camera savagely kicking a cat lying injured in the road after being h...

MoD Defends Shooting Of Live Pigs In Military Exercises

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

The Ministry of Defence has defended its involvement in the shooting of pigs for medical training after new pictures of the "cruel" practice emerged. ...

Moral Opposition To Animal Testing Is On The Rise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK

Opposition to the use of animals in scientific experiments has grown significantly over the last decade, a study suggests. Researchers analysed sur...

'This Cruel Craze Is Getting Out Of Hand': Neknomination Fad Blasted By RSPCA

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

The RSPCA has told the Huffington Post UK they are "absolutely horrified" by the influx of animal cruelty complaints they have been receiving related ...

I Love Giraffes Too, but Killing Baby Marius Was the Best Thing Copenhagen Zoo Could Do

Victoria Martindale | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

The news that a baby giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo has been shot dead has provoked a storm of worldwide protest. Wildlife enthusiasts are described as 'saddened', animal rights campaigners are furious and petitions are flying around social media demanding the zoo's closure. But not me.

Angry At The Ref? Throw A Dog (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Sport

An angry Spanish football fan has been arrested for throwing a dog at a referee. The irate supporter, 50, snatched the animal from another fan's ar...

10ft Deadly Python Carcass Found In Kent, Everyone Freaks Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

A 10ft-long Burmese python has been found dead beneath a fallen tree on a suburban street. The giant reptile was found by a member of the public tr...