Animal Cruelty

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 ...

The Seven Veils of Animal Experiments

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

One of the requirements for any public debate is that the facts are clear. We may have different views from animal researchers, but if the public is to have a sensible discussion about animal experiments, they need some basic facts:

Now Trophy Hunters Are Even Teaching Their Children To Kill

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Weeks after beloved Cecil the Lion was shot, skinned and beheaded, disturbing images have emerged of children as young as seven posing with the corpse...

Watch This Brave Woman Jump Into Bullfighting Ring To Comfort Dying Animal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

An animal rights activist bravely jumped into a bullfighting ring in Spain to comfort and shield a dying bull from the matador's sword. Virginia Ru...

Glorious Grouse - Time to Think About the Bird, Not the 'Game'

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Dr Toni Shephard

Hundreds of thousands of grouse will be blasted out of the sky over the coming weeks; most frightened from their heather shelter by a line of beaters who shout and stomp across the moor to scare the birds towards waiting guns.

Distressing Footage Prompts Stella McCartney To Sever Ties With Wool Supplier

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Update: Patagonia agrees to stop buying wool from Ovis 21 following Peta US investigation Warning: This article contains very graphic images and fo...

Furious Ricky Gervais Sides With Bull That Gored Matador To Death In Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A matador has been gored to death by a bull after taking part in an annual summer festival in Spain, sparking a furious outcry from ardent animal righ...

This Heartbreaking Footage Will Make You Think Twice About Littering

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A sea turtle, appearing to be in excruciating pain, has been helped out by a group of marine biologists after they removed an object stuck in its nose...

Halal Slaughterhouse, Filmed Abusing Animals, Is Now In Even More Trouble

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic images A halal slaughterhouse where workers were secretly filmed abusing animals has reportedly gone into adm...

Shocking Pictures Of Arthritic Dog Buried Alive In France Spark Online Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

Close to 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for a man who buried his dog alive to be punished to the maximum degree. It comes after the...

What to Do About Animal Cruelty: A Modest Proposal

Tam Varcoe | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tam Varcoe

There's a lot of anti-hunting sentiment out there in the ether right now. I say hunting is fine, but let's just change up the rules a bit. If you want to kill a lion then go ahead - but no weapons, yeah? You've got to use your bare hands. Let's level the playing field - mano a animalo.

Animals Watch Out, There's a Human About

Nick Abbot | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Instead of running wild over hills and dales, they get walked twice a day, if they are lucky, and get to pee on a tree in the midst of a concrete wasteland. If we were honest with ourselves, we would call this selfish. We would acknowledge that the dogs are not as happy as they could be, but we think they are cute and they amuse us, so we imprison them.

Richard Dawkins Slams 'Witch Hunt' Against Cecil The Lion's Killer

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Richard Dawkins has condemned the "hatefest" directed at Cecil the Lion's killer, Walter Palmer, in what he called an "over-the-top" witch hunt. Th...

Animals Given The Same Rights As Humans In Spanish Town

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

A Spanish town has become the first in the world to give human rights to animals. In the town of Trigueros del Valle, which has a population of jus...

Man Gets Death Threats After Filming Seagull Being Fed 'Ketamine'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 22-year-old said he has received death threats after posting footage showing someone feeding a seagull a chip laced with white crystals, which is id...

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.

Why Grazia Will Be Known as Grrrrrazia Until They Feature Martha

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Cuddy

Until Grazia tell Martha's story to their readers, they'll be known as Grrrrazia in the welfare world. Just imagine if they paid to give her a full pampering before featuring her on their glamorous pages? Could one of their readers find space on their impossibly stylish Habitat sofas? Or even their Ikea ones....

The Monkeys of Paradise

Michelle Thew | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

We look forward to the day when the reputation of Mauritius is no longer overshadowed with this controversy and the country's status as an island paradise can attract many more travellers from across the world.

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

The Fox Hunting Ban - My Thoughts and How You Can Help.

Claire Lynch | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Claire Lynch

If you're pro fox hunting, this is not an attack at you; our opinions may differ, but you are fully entitled to have, and hold onto your own. This post isn't about getting you to change your mind; it's just a call to those who may agree with me on the matter, who may want to do something proactive about the potential lift on the current fox hunting ban.

Why We Should Save the Hunting Act

Richard Neil | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Neil

Saving the Hunting Act has nothing to do with class or what political party you side with, it's about protecting these animals and ending the cruelty that they are subdued to. Nobody has the right to mistreat or abuse animals, no matter how wealthy or powerful they and their friends are.

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.