Animal Cruelty

Three Zoo Workers Arrested After Elephant 'Beating'

PA | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Three zoo workers have been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after an elephant was allegedly beaten. Leicestersh...

Puppies Crammed Into Boxes Were Set To Be Trafficked To UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Fifty puppies crammed into boxes were found at an illegal Irish puppy farm - destined to be shipped to the UK. Two men were arrested for alleged an...

ON... Why Do So Many People Get a Kick From Hurting Animals?

Martin Treanor | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

I usually like to keep this blog easy-going, to dispense my daily sights and sounds using my own 'special' brand of light-hearted drivel - humour some...

Why Animal Welfare Could be the Key to Wiping Out the World's Deadliest Disease

Mike Baker | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK
Mike Baker

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 55,000 people die a terrible death from rabies every year. 40% of them are children. The suffering endured by people who get rabies is horrible - an awful way to die, and for others to see.

Horse Mutilated In 'Malicious Attack' Say Police

PA | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK

A horse has had to be put down after a "malicious attack" left it mutilated. Police have launched a criminal investigation after the nine-year-old ...

Man Accused Of Cooking Live Hamster Appears In Court

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A man accused of cooking a live hamster will appear in court on Thursday. James White, 21, of Popes Head Court, off Market Street, York, was arrest...

Owner Left Dog To Suffer After Eating Electric Plug

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

A woman has admitted failing to seek veterinary attention for her dog who had to be put down after swallowing an electrical plug and cable. The Eng...

Eight-Year-Old Boy Microwaves Cat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

An eight-year-old boy has been accused of microwaving his neighbour's cat, leaving it with severe internal organ damage. The owner was upstairs whe...

It's Not Morally Grey to Race Hounds; It's Simply Wrong

Zion Lights | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

British people can be strangely schizophrenic when it comes to animal welfare issues. The other day I was listening to a friend arguing about the evils of the Spanish bullfighting industry. While I do share her concerns, I cannot fully support her passionate stand against a foreign issue while her own country perpetuates its own method of animal cruelty.

Starving Dog Ate Remains Of Other Death Pet In 'Horrific' Cruelty Case

PA | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

An RSPCA inspector has described seeing an emaciated Jack Russell holding what she thought was a toy - and realising it was the remains of another dog...

Buried Alive: Newborn Puppies Pulled From Shallow Grave Still Breathing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

Two newborn puppies were found still breathing after they were plucked from from a shallow grave where they had been buried alive by two backstreet do...

'If We Could Send You To Prison For Longer, We Would': Dog Breeders Jailed After Burying Puppies Alive

PA | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

Three dog breeders have been jailed after two newborn puppies were found buried alive in their garden. Husband and wife James and Lorraine Perks an...

The Mystery of the Elusive Animal Testing Reduction Strategy

Michelle Thew | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Politics
Michelle Thew

Coalition government is intrinsically difficult, with key party priorities liable to founder on the need to achieve agreement in detail. All the more reason, one might think, for the Government to forge ahead in areas where the parties entirely agree. One such area is a reduction in experiments on animals.

WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES: Dead Horse Pulled From River In Worcester Sparks RSPCA Appeal

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bloated body of dead horse was pulled out of a river in Worcester. The local Fire and Rescue team ...

The BUAV Responds to the latest Slur from Chris Magee of Understanding Animal Research

Michelle Thew | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Michelle Thew

It is probably a forlorn hope but wouldn't it be nice if the debate about animal experiments could be based on what is really involved?

It's A Dogs Life For Circus Animals Claims Pudsey

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are Peta's latest recruits in the animal welfare group's campaign against the circus industry. The...

Why the Government is Wrong to Expose Stray Pets to Lab Testing

Michelle Thew | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Politics
Michelle Thew

Those opposed to animal experiments argue strongly against both animal and human experiments. We are consistent in our ethics. Those in support of animal experiments, by contrast, are inconsistent.

We Shouldn't Dismiss Pedigree Dog Health Problems as 'Normal'

Helen Coen | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK
Helen Coen

Last week we were all shocked by the heartbreaking photos of Hope the dog who was found emaciated and half the weight she should have been. She was described by a vet as the thinnest dog she'd seen alive.

Man, 63, Tasered After Stabbing His Dog To Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

A 63-year-old man was shot with a Taser and arrested after he stabbed his dog to death then threatened officers with the weapon, police said on Friday...

Severed Seal Heads Nailed To Sanctuary Doors (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

WARNING: Graphic images which some readers may find disturbing A police investigation is underway after the severed heads of two seals were fo...

'Thinnest I've Ever Seen Alive'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

A dog found abandoned in a lay by has been described by a vet as the "thinnest she had ever seen alive". The Staffordshire cross, believed to be on...

Pets As Prizes? No, Pets Should Win Prizes!

Alice Wright | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wright

Apparently we are still a nation of dog lovers. Most of us are still concerned by the mistreatment of animals. But how long will this last if we are fed messages by the media informing us that pets are disposable or exploitable?

Government Opens Laboratory Gates to Lost Pets, Protects Secrecy, Poisoning and Electrocution

Michelle Thew | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics
Michelle Thew

The Home Office last week released a statement on its plans to bring in a new EU law on animal experiments. The plans, such as maintaining larger minimum cage sizes than strictly necessary, have been heralded by some as good news. The overall picture is very different.

Hunt Underway For 'Crossbow Killer' Spearing Wild Hedghogs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

The RSPCA are hunting a 'crossbow killer' responsible for spearing at least 10 hedgehogs and lining up three of their carcasses outside a school in Ca...

Is This The Toughest Cat In The UK?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK

Despite being shot at by an airgun, this fearless feline survived in what the RSPCA have labelled a "miracle." Animal cruelty officers are hunting ...