Animal Cruelty

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...

Billionaire Battles To Save The Stray Dogs Of Sochi

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

As Russia systematically slaughters stray dogs in the run up to the Winter Olympics, one wonderful billionaire is racing to save them. The city of ...

Stray Dogs Are Being 'Rounded Up And Slaughtered In Sochi'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

Russia is reportedly slaughtering stray dogs in the run up to the Winter Olympics. The city of Sochi is said to have hired a private company to kil...

'World's Largest' Shark Slaughterhouse Found In China

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

Environmental activists claim to have to discovered the world's largest shark slaughterhouse, providing meat from the endangered animals for soup, hea...

Why Adopting The Vegan Diet is Easier Than You Think

Maria Chiorando | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

I became vegan about two years-ago. I have to admit, it was a decision made for health reasons. After suffering from some fairly serious digestive problems over the course of a decade, I was desperate, so I decided to try it. The next day I started a plant-based diet, and though I'm sure I've inadvertently made some mistakes along the way, I haven't diverged from it.

Shocking Fox Hunt Picture Shows Men Slaughtering An Animal In Front Of Children

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

This disturbing image shows three young children looking on as a fox is dragged from a hole before being brutally killed. Released by anti-fox hunt ca...

Abolish Your Meat Habit in 2014

Benjamin Zephaniah | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Zephaniah

Oprah Winfrey once said that the start of a new year offers "another chance for us to get it right". One way that we can "get it right" in the year ahead - whether our goal is to improve our health, reduce our ecological footprint or help end the exploitation of others - is to stop eating animals.

'I've Had Death Threats', Reveals Winner Of Black Rhino Hunt Auction

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An American man who paid $350,000 (£212,000) to hunt and kill a critically endangered black rhino in Namibia - to apparently help conserve the specie...

The Hanging of a Lion in an Indonesian Zoo is the Hanging of Global Conservation

Victoria Martindale | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

Shocking news has emerged this week that a lion was found hanged in an Indonesian zoo. If you think what's happened to this poor creature is bad, the fact is its happening to every zoo animal. Death prowls the shadows of every zoo.

Responsible Beauty - Animal Testing in the Cosmetics Industry

Justine Jenkins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justine Jenkins

I then uncovered the ugly truth about the beauty industry - animals are indeed still being tested on and going through extreme pain and cruelty - all for a new mascara or shampoo! What really angers me is that there's no need - we can undertake tests on reconstructed human skin, like EpiDerm, which is now widely available and produces better, more accurate results.

'Countless Dead Birds Were Found'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Three men have been arrested after up to 170 live birds were found by police who uncovered alleged evidence of illegal cock-fighting and horrific anim...

Hunt And Kill A Rhino To Save Rhinos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: 'I've Had Death Threats', Reveals Winner Of Black Rhino Hunt Auction A permit to hunt and kill an endangered Black Rhino in Namibia has bee...

This Bloke Thinks He Has A Good Excuse For This...

Huffington Post UK/Rex Features | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Matthew Coffin knew his soon-to-be-visiting nephew was a bit of a tearaway so he decided his pet kitten needed some acclimatisation. The best techn...

GRAPHIC: Lion Found Hanging In Its Cage At Infamous The 'Zoo Of Death'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Horrifying images have emerged from an infamous zoo in Indonesia dubbed the 'Zoo of Death,' showing a dead lion hanging in its cage. Michael the l...

Visit to Animals Asia Moon Bear Sanctuary in Chengdu, China

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Moonbears, so-called because of their moon-shaped crescent on their chest, imprisoned in tiny cages on horrific bile farms, are commonly starved, dehydrated, and suffer multiple diseases such as malignant tumours that ultimately kill them.

Man Accused Of Having Sex With Flatmate's Dog

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A Florida pizza delivery man stands accused of having sex with a dog. A hidden camera allegedly caught him in the act after the owner of the poor p...

Student Charged With Animal Cruelty After Cat In A Jar ‘Punishment' Picture Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A university student has been charged with animal abuse after "punishing" her cat by stuffing the poor creature in a jar and then posting a picture of...

What the Angora Farming Exposé Means for Animal Rights

Maria Chiorando | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

Since PETA's much publicised exposé on angora rabbit farming was released, several retailers have decided to stop stocking the product in their stores, which is good news, but it's likely that it's a calculated decision, now that the ugly face of the practice has been revealed to the public.

SURVIVOR OF THE YEAR Robbie, The Kitten Who Was Almost Burned Alive

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK

To look at him, one-year-old Robbie's cheerful demeanour does not demonstrate the full extent of the life-threatening injuries that left him with seve...

Lucy Sherriff

Newcastle Uni Ends Capture Of Wild Primates For 'Disturbing' Animal Experiments

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University has announced it will be stopping its controversial capturing of wild primates for animal experiments, following public pressure....

Is Cruelty the Institutionalised Standard in Animal Research?

Victoria Martindale | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

If it takes an undercover investigation, a review by an independent committee of experts, 65,000 signatures on a petition and an ongoing Home Office inquiry to bring these shameful acts of cruelty in one of our most prestigious Universities to light what hope is there for animal welfare standards in laboratories across the country?

Beyonce- If I Were a Vegan

Victoria Martindale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

It seems to be an endemic misunderstanding that veganism is what people eat, or don't eat, and that's all there is to being a vegan. Even Beyonce hasn't quite got the hang of the whole vegan thing.

I'm an Animal Lover but Welcome News That the Escaped Wolves From Colchester Zoo Are Dead

Victoria Martindale | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

Not to want to see these wolves dead is ultimately to want to see them returned to captivity and a life sentence of imprisonment. Those protestors are as guilty of animal cruelty as the zoo keepers themselves who exploit animals for human pleasure in the first place.

'Not Fit For Purpose'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

Sweeping changes are needed to improve the treatment of laboratory animals at one of Britain's leading centres of medical research, a panel of experts...

China: Absent Conscience and the Taste of Fear

Sarah Hardy | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Hardy

Apparently animals that have been brutally tortured to death taste better than those that have been humanely killed for human consumption. Say the people of the economic powerhouse that is China.