Animal Cruelty

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 Pierce | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierce

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.

An Undercover Investigation Has Exposed Extreme Cruelty On British Pig Farms

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Warning: Article contains images and details that some may find distressing Injured and bloodied piglets forced to live among rotting corpses are j...

The 14-Year-Old Who's Trying To Make Tesco Stop Selling Eggs From Caged Hens

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A 14-year-old who is campaigning to stop Tesco from selling eggs from caged hens has rallied more than 88,000 people to support the cause, yet the sup...

iAnimal: Virtual Immersion Into the Reality of Factory Farming

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Toni Shephard

Over the past 20 years I have filmed inside countless factory farms and I have always felt that if I could only take people there - into the farms - so they can see how animals are treated like mere machines, people would stop eating them. Virtual reality has now made this possible and we intend to bring this experience to as many people as we can.

The Dog Filmed Being Abused In The Street Is Now Safe

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK

Police have seized the dog who was filmed being kicked by a woman in the street, the RSPCA have confirmed. SEE ALSO: Video Shows Woman Kicking And ...

Sickening Video Shows Woman Kicking And Hitting Dog In The Street

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK

UPDATE: The Dog Filmed Being Abused In The Street Is Now Safe Sickening footage has emerged online of a woman violently assaulting her dog while wa...

Fox Shot Through The Head With A Crossbow Is 'Lucky To Be Alive'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

A fox is "lucky to be alive" after it was shot through the head with a crossbow in Bromley. The animal was found on Gosfield Road with an arrow th...

Police Kept Dangerous Dog In Small Cage For Two Years Without Ever Exercising It

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

Devon and Cornwall Police kept a dog in a 1m by 3m cage for two years without ever exercising it following the arrest of her owner on an unrelated mat...

Slaughterhouse CCTV: It's Time to End the Apathy

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

Anyone concerned with campaigning against animal abuse will be used to hearing that the UK is a 'world-leader' on animal welfare. If these are anything other than empty words, then the government must follow Israel's lead and make independently monitored CCTV mandatory for all slaughterhouses.

Splitting Hares - The Persecution of a Countryside Icon

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

I've been wracking my brain to work out why anyone would hate a hare. Some might say 'farmers', believing that hares go to work on their crops in the same way that rabbits do, however that's not true. Scientific reports show that the damage hares do to crops is minimal, and they might even have a beneficial effect in some cases.

When You Openly Mock Veganism You Support Animal Abuse

Maria Chiorando | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

When it comes to animal abuse, many seem to see compassion as something to ridicule. This has always struck me as moronic. There's nothing weak about standing up against something you see as wrong - especially when this goes against received wisdom.

Flagship Monkey Research 'Success Story' Owes Everything to Human - Not Monkey - Investigations

Michelle Thew | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK
Michelle Thew

Cruelty Free International has recently published a second response to their letter, in which we highlight the evidence that - in contrast to this claim - human clinical research is the foundation to deep brain stimulation, and not experiments on monkeys.

Man Bites Head Off Live Rat To Show He 'Doesn't Give a F*ck' (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

A man has been filmed biting the head off a live rat before posting it on Facebook in an attempt to.... well that's not exactly clear. Matt Maloney...

Lacking Infurmation: Are We Becoming a Nation of Accidental Fur Buyers?

Claire Bass | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Style
Claire Bass

As a consumer society we expect full disclosure on the products we buy. In food labelling, for example, every trace ingredient must be clearly listed. Consumers expect the same with fur: 85% of the UK public expects an item containing animal fur should be clearly labelled as such.