Animal Cruelty

Animal Welfare Campaigners Slam 'Abusive' Chinese Zoos

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

Animal charity groups have responded furiously after shocking images emerged of dogs trapped in a squalid zoo enclosure in China where they were being...

Chinese Zoo Sparks Outrage After Disguising Dog As Lion

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Labradoodle 'Charles The Monarch' Sparks Panic & Police Calls After Being Mistaken For A Lion (VIDEO) China is under fire over its treatm...

'Are They For Real?'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Defra has issued a statement to The Huffington Post UK making it clear the humaneness of the cull will not be checked over the phone. A spokes...

The Future of Food, Why Lab Grown Meat Is Not the Solution

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Tech
Jasmijn de Boo

Leaving aside the discussion about whether or not in vitro meat (IVM) is capable of reducing (non-human animal) suffering; reducing environmental impact and positively affecting human health, in vitro meat is likely to be an expensive item for quite some time. Plant-based (vegan) diets on the other hand are already readily available and need not be expensive.

Why Lab-Grown Meat Is the Future of Food

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Ingrid Newkirk

On 5 August, a select group of scientists, members of the media and gastronomes will be invited to try their first taste of in vitro meat at a ceremony in London... It may surprise readers to learn that, among the funders of in vitro meat development in various countries - although not of this particular project - is Peta.

WATCH: Did Pedigree Dog Food's Owner Sponsor A Bear-Baiting?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

The pet food giant that manufactures Pedigree dog food has become embroiled in a bear-baiting scandal after it emerged trophies emblazoned with the co...

The Truth About Veal

John Avizienius | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
John Avizienius

Have you ever eaten veal? If not, you're not alone. Many people don't understand what veal is or think it's cruel because it comes from calves killed at a young age. Surely it's better to ensure they are treated well, and produce higher welfare meat from them, than let them go to waste as a simple by-product?

Running Into Trouble: Can the Spanish Be Proud of Their 'Bull' Culture Without Being Barbaric?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Mansbridge

People of Spain: Say no to these embarrassingly un-macho and old-fashioned barbaric practices. We'll do all we can at this end to support you and bring the focus back to all the magical and positive parts of your endearing culture.

Why We Should Accept Animal Testing

Professor Elizabeth Fisher | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Professor Elizabeth Fisher

Nowadays we all take for granted the medical breakthroughs of the 20th Century: diphtheria and polio vaccines, antibiotics, modern anaesthetics, the treatments for childhood leukaemia that have allowed so many children to live full and healthy lives. These all owed a huge debt to animal research. If we are to address the unmet medical needs of the 21st Century such as cures for dementia and stroke, then it is likely that some animal research will be necessary.

Out of Control: Government Impotence As Animal Experiments Rocket

Michelle Thew | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Michelle Thew

The Government's commitment in 2010 was quite clear: to "work to reduce the use of animals in scientific research". This week it was announced that in 2012, over 4.11 million experiments were carried out, with a 9% increase in the number of animals used. Rarely has a broken promise been so directly exposed by reality.

New RSPCA Chicken Welfare Initiative: Another Reason to Buy Freedom Food

Dr Marc Cooper | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Dr Marc Cooper

Better information about the health and welfare of different chicken breeds can help farmers make informed decisions about the breeds they choose to rear and, just like independent reviews of other products we buy, it could also allow retailers and shoppers to make informed choices about the chicken meat they select.

'Sold in China' Could Take on New Meaning in Campaign to End Cosmetics Animal Testing

Mark Jones | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Jones

Every ban we achieve shows it is possible to move beyond animal testing and maintain a vibrant, safe, competitive cosmetics sector. But with virtually every top beauty brand selling in China, and therefore subject to animal testing, change in China will be the tipping point.

LOOK: 3ft Lizard Dumped In Asda Toilets

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

A three-foot-long lizard has been found abandoned in the toilets of a Scottish Asda store. The female bosc monitor – now aptly named Lulu – wa...

Investments in Suffering

Mark Jones | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK
Mark Jones

In the last several years the European Union has implemented bans on many inhumane practices of confining farm animals. Key measures included ending lifelong confinement of breeding pigs in sow crates as well as ending the use of conventional battery cages for confining egg-laying hens and the use of veal crates for restraining baby cows.

Florida Man 'Strangled, Quartered & Boiled Pit Bull Cross Puppy Named Bandit'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A 25-year-old man is facing animal cruelty charges after he allegedly strangled, hacked up and boiled the family puppy. Thomas Huggins, of Tampa, ...

Ralph Fiennes Condemns Queen's Grocer Selling Foie Gras

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ralph Fiennes has joined a host of other celebrities in asking Fortnum and Mason, the department store favoured by the Royal Family, to stop selling t...

Jessica Biel's Use Of Shock Collar On Dog Leaves Her Under Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Jessica Biel has come under criticism from animal lovers after pictures showed her using 'shocking' tactics to control her dogs. The 31-year-old ...

Indian Elephant Filmed Drowning As Circus Boss Clowns Around On Her Back (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Central European News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

WARNING: Graphic images, reader discretion advised Shocking footage of a man dancing on the back of a dying circus elephant has provoked calls for ...

LOOK: Lamb Whose Ears Were Hacked Off Wears Homemade Bonnet For Protection From Sunburn

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK

A newborn lamb who had his ears callously hacked off has been nursed back to health thanks to a cotton bonnet that stops him getting earache and sunbu...

Chinese Border Police Seize 213 Bear & Cub Paws Smuggled From Russia (PICTURES)

Rex Features | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK

Chinese police have arrested two Russian men trying to smuggle 213 brown bear paws into Inner Mongolia. The bear paws were discovered hidden in th...

'One Of The Worst Acts Of Animal Abuse Ever Seen On A Football Pitch': Argentinian Footballer Sent Off For Hurling Dog Off Pitch

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO, SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND THIS CONTENT DISTRESSING An Argentinian footballer has been sent off after he hurled a pitch-invading...

Dog Who Lost Snout Saving Owner's Life Returns Home To A Hero's Welcome (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK

A dog who lost her snout saving two little girls from being hit by a motorcycle has been greeted with a hero’s welcome on her return to the Philippi...

Dogs Tear Gassed By Police During Turkish Uprising (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

WARNING: Some readers may find these images distressing Heartbreaking images of dogs being tear-gassed have emerged amidst the scenes of violence p...

Why the Badger Cull Is Worth Marching Against

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

On 1 June licences will be issued for the culling of badgers across pilot cull zones. We really need to look at this as a 'grave crime'. It's not only a crime against wildlife, it's a crime against science and a crime against public opinion - that which the government is supposed to represent.

Are The Days Numbered For The Egg?

India Leigh | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
India Leigh

There is a company that may very well be set to totally revolutionise the food manufacturing industry: come to the aid of the environment and improve our health. I met with the founder of Hampton Creek Foods, Josh Tetrick at his start-up company in the Soma district of San Francisco.