Animal Cruelty

Deliberate Animal Cruelty Such As Microwaving Pets Has Risen, Says RSPCA

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Animal cruelty is on the rise, the RSPCA has warned, with pets being increasingly subjected to horrific acts of violence. Figures from the animal w...

Filthy Pigs: the European Commission Thinks Creating Pig Waste Lagoons Is the 'Best Available Technique' for the Environment

Philip Lymbery | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

Imagine being a pig on a typical farm in Europe. Most likely you'll have nothing to do but stare at your fellow pen mates and four concrete walls whilst you stand on a slatted floor. Shockingly, the European Commission thinks that keeping pigs in barren environments on slatted floors is the 'Best Available Technique' for the environment.

Politicians Be Aware - It's Blindingly Obvious That Animals Matter

Joe Duckworth | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

At the League Against Cruel Sports, our key focus means that we know a lot about what goes on in the world of animal 'sport', much of it unsavoury, much of it hidden. Our own election manifesto therefore focuses on five issues that are key to reducing the suffering of animals, and we believe that many voters will share our concerns.

Victory For Campaigners As Circus Company Ends Elephant Performances

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, one of America's largest circus companies, will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its perfo...

Why Two Russian Bears Are Symbolic of the Suffering That Millions of Wild Animals Face on a Daily Basis, Around the World

Mike Baker | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

The two Sochi bears represent a tiny window on the huge and growing problem of wild animals used in entertainment. But sometimes, it's the cases of individual suffering that tell the story a little more readily, and have the power to effect change for a far greater number.

Campaigning Across the World - How Cruelty Free International is Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Michelle Thew | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

Korea is not known for sympathy towards animals - practices such as eating dogs may be dwindling, but the first job was to influence public opinion.

Labour To Tackle Puppy Farms, Foxhunting And Badger Culls

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul vale | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics

On the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with dogs, Labour launched a bid to win animal-lovers' votes in the general election with promises of ac...

Why Our Hearts Are Broken This February

Bea Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bea Mitchell

Any animal lover knows pets aren't just pets. They are part of the family and our friends. I'm wild with rage that Plod met such a grisly fate and I'm livid that my family have lost their lovely little friend.

Halal Is Not the Problem and CCTV Is Not the Answer

Louise Mead | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

It's much easier to feel outraged about animal suffering when it's somebody else's fault and somebody else who needs to change their behaviour. Which is one of the reasons why this story has given renewed vigour to campaigns to remove religious exceptions to stunning and for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.

Animal Welfare Is 'Highest Priority' Says Halal Slaughterhouse Filmed Torturing And Taunting Sheep

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic content, viewer discretion is advised. A halal slaughterhouse where workers were secretly filmed hacking at ...

Sick Halal Slaughterhouse Men Caught Kicking And Abusing Terrified Animals

PA | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Animal Welfare Is 'Highest Priority' Says Halal Slaughterhouse Filmed Torturing And Taunting Sheep Four slaughtermen have had their operati...

Trafalgar Square Highlights Taiji

Sharon Bull | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Saturday January 17th 2015, I joined over a thousand people in London's winter sunshine, helping to raise awareness about the truth behind dolphin and whale captivity.

Vegan W*nker

Lee Kern | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

There are so many questions you'll be asked once you go vegan - most of them ridiculous. Apparently, going vegan means you're instantly more likely to end up on a desert island and be faced with having to kill and eat something to survive. And yes - I would kick to death a Shetland pony if it was threatening me and my family and I'd exhausted all other options of compromise.

Overcoming Our Differences to Tackle Poor Animal Welfare in Zoos

Georgina Allen | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

There is enough political, cultural and organisational inertia already in the world acting as a barrier to improved animal welfare, and by working collaboratively on more mutually agreed projects, we can start to overcome these problems and really make a difference.

Weeping Elephant Raju Finally Declared Free From Cruel Captors Who Shackled Him For 50 Years

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

An elephant which appeared to weep with relief when he was released from 50 years in spiked shackles will remain permanently free of his captors, an I...

Taiji Culture, Tradition or Greed?

Sharon Bull | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

In a country renowned for its innovative technology and leading the way in this field through its expertise and sophistication, I call to question its need for outdated entertainment within the numerous dolphinariums and marine parks in Japan.

Taiji Japan - We Will Make a Difference!

Sharon Bull | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Heralded as one of the biggest animal rights demonstrations in the UK, I joined more than a thousand voices in a peaceful protest, raising awareness to the annual barbaric slaughter and captivity of dolphins in Taiji Japan...

Horror As Healthy Horse Is Shot Dead & Dumped In Family's Garden Over £30 Livery Yard Debt

Huffington Post UK/ Ross Parry | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A thoroughbred horse was shot dead and dumped in a mother-of-two’s garden over an alleged £30 debt. Beckie Warner found the body of Kit, a form...

Ukip Kick Out Farmer Candidate After 'Sickening' Deaths Of 260 Sheep

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

A Ukip parliamentary candidate who faces prison for animal cruelty over the deaths of 260 sheep has been removed by the party after pleading guilty to...

India Makes History with Import Ban on Newly Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Troy Seidle | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

My colleagues atHumane Society International's India office in Hyderabad are celebrating an historic #BeCrueltyFree campaign victory this week: India has banned the import of cosmetic products and ingredients newly tested on animals, and now becomes the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia.

The Show Can't Go On - The Truth Behind Animals in Entertainment

Mike Baker | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Mike Baker

Restrained by chains, isolated from other elephants, kept in bright sunlight on hot concrete that hurts his feet - until it's time to carry the next heavy load of excited tourists on his back, controlled by a bull hook if he should put a foot wrong. Such is the life of an elephant 'working' in entertainment in Asia today.

Forty Eight Hours of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

For two days I have been witness to the worst horror man could bestow on any living sentient being...

A Brush With Death

Justine Jenkins | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justine Jenkins

Raccoons, badgers and squirrels- each year many millions of animals are trapped and brutally killed in the wild for their fur and hair. I will spare you the soul-eroding statistics of animal deaths on fur-farms and the fate which meets these animals even while still 'living', suffice to say they live in misery.

Things NOT to Do When You Are 11¾ - Or Ever, Three: Don't Go Fishing

Sue Cross | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

What are the pupils going to learn from this addition to their timetable? That there is nothing wrong with inflicting pain, fear and trauma on another animal? Or that there is nothing wrong with killing?

So Many People Are Trying To Help Manchester Dogs Home They've Blocked The M6

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

Well-wishers donating to the tragic Manchester Dogs Home after it was set on fire have gridlocked the M6. The outpouring of support from members of...