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WATCH: The Sad Reality Of Global Warming

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Forced ashore by the disappearance of Arctic sea ice over their feeding areas, an estimated 10,000 Pacific walrus have been pictured bunched along a b...

Are Standards for Lab Animals Really 'The Highest Possible'?

Barney Reed | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Barney Reed

Given our expanding understanding of animals' needs and their capacity to experience suffering, it is clear that some of the current provisions for animals are not the highest standards that could be possible.

Why an Earth Day Menu Shouldn't Include Meat

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

This Earth Day, 22 April, many environmentalists will be advocating the three R's - recycling, reusing and reducing. While these actions are important and worthwhile, we would be better off focusing on a different letter: V for vegan.

They Have Heartbeats Too

Tamsin Omond | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Omond

I think that how we interact with nature and animals says a lot about our species. If there were a Court that could judge every living thing on this planet and what impact - collectively - its had then I fear our species would find itself condemned.

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.

Launch of RSPCA Good Business Awards Causes a Flap

Helen Coen | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK
Helen Coen

As the ethical fashion and food categories of the RSPCA Good Business Awards are launched today, companies are finding that being animal welfare-friendly is better for business than it has ever been.

Protect Yourself and Your Puppy With a PIP!

Helen Coen | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Coen

We and the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation are today launching a new Puppy Information Pack (PIP) and contract to help educate and protect puppy buyers.

Canadian Government Continues to Support Cruel, Bloody and Pointless Seal Slaughter

Mark Jones | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

The Gulf of St. Lawrence on Canada's Eastern seaboard is a wild, unforgiving place, subject to extreme weather and partially covered with sea ice for much of the winter. At this time of year, it's particularly important for harp seals, who haul out onto the sea ice at the end of every winter to give birth to their pups in one of nature's most remarkable events. Their mothers stay with the pups for a few short days, feeding them high fat milk, after which the adults head back to sea leaving the pups on the ice. However, the future of these seal populations is threatened. Climate change is reducing the extent to which the winter sea ice forms and the ice is melting ever earlier, meaning mothers have less ice on which to give birth. The helpless pups can die as their icy platform melts away.

WATCH: Could You Beat This Dog In A Staring Match?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Comedy

We have a task for you, Huffington Post UK Comedy reader - a task that involves your eyes, your patience and this dog. The task is this: after cli...

WATCH: This Week's Top 10 Funny Viral Videos

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Hello Mr. Weekend, it's a pleasure to see you again. A pleasure not only because weekends give us plenty of free time to do what we want, but also bec...

Slowly Does It: After Shaky Infancy Sid The Sloth Greets Visitors At Bristol Zoo

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Sloth youngster 'Sid' has finally gone on show at Bristol zoo after a rocky 10 months of intensive hand rearing. The sloth - named Sid after the ch...

WATCH: Six-Legged Lamb Born In Georgia

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Recently we've seen two-snouted pigs with shared cyclops eyes (China) and two-headed, five-legged tortoises (Slovakia). Today, we've got a six-leg...

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Makes Her Runway Return In Brazil

MyDaily | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Style

We're now more accustomed to seeing Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on a red carpet as opposed to a catwalk, but the actress has made a return to her superm...

WATCH: 'Animals Playing With iPhones' Supercut

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Slacktory.com is one of those websites you love to visit, but have no idea how to say out loud. It's also one of those websites that isn't afraid of a...

One Seriously Angry Baboon... Or Is It?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Baboons are perhaps best known for their extravagant posteriors, but one particular monkey has an altogether different claim to fame - the variety of ...

Corgi Buried By Avalanche Reappears Four Days Later (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Simon Crisp | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

When Ole the Welsh corgi was swept away in an avalanche which killed one of its owners, it was thought he had suffered the same fate. But four days...

Orangutans To Be Given iPads For Video Chats And To Create Art

Simon Crisp | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Keepers at a Milwaukee zoo have launched an 'Apps for Apes' project which could see Orangutans being given iPads to video-chat with primates in other ...

PICTURES: Canada Introduces 'Polar Bear Prison' To Deter Arctic Beasts

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

At a polar bear prison in Canada, the bears who wander down to the small town of Churchill too often are in for a big surprise. Held in tiny cells,...

VIDEO: Runaway Pigs Cause Highway May-Ham

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

A group of pigs created may-ham in China recently after they escaped from a flipped lorry. The police made a pig's-ear of the recovery attempt afte...

Weta Find! World's Largest Insect Weighs Three Times More Than A Mouse

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK

The world’s biggest insect has been found on a remote island in New Zealand, and it weighs three times more than a mouse. Nature lover Mark Moffe...

VIDEO: RSPCA Hunt Man Caught Swinging 'Distraught' Cat By Its Tail

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The RSPCA is looking for a man caught on CCTV swinging a cat by its tail. Footage shows the animal attacker seemingly dancing down a road in Ramsga...