UK Animal

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

Shark Dies After Group Pull Creature From Sea For 'Selfies'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

A blue shark has died after being pulled out of the water so tourists and lifeguards could take pictures with it. In a video reportedly taken near the...

Flagship Monkey Research 'Success Story' Owes Everything to Human - Not Monkey - Investigations

Michelle Thew | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK
Michelle Thew

Cruelty Free International has recently published a second response to their letter, in which we highlight the evidence that - in contrast to this claim - human clinical research is the foundation to deep brain stimulation, and not experiments on monkeys.

A Trip to the Zoo?

Steve Backshall | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

For the last seven years, I've spent a portion of the school holidays doing live shows at some of the nation's best-known zoos. The shows attract thousands, mostly families with younger kids, and most leave with big smiles on their faces. I do however every year receive a number of messages that go something like this: "You're a massive hypocrite. You claim to be a conservationist, to care about wild animals, and yet you endorse institutions that keep these noble beasts imprisoned behind bars." My stance on this criticism - for which I have a certain amount of sympathy - is rather too complex to get across in 140 characters or less, so I decided to offer a more considered response to the ethics of keeping wild animals in captivity.

If J.K. Simmons' Drumming Student Was Animal: Yes, It's A Whiplash/Muppets Mash-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Comedy

When 'Whiplash' meets The Muppets, there can be only one question: was Animal rushing, or was he dragging? (Video for Huffington Post UK by Handfa...

Keep Cruelty Out of Christmas

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

From penguin parades and reindeer photo ops at Christmas light switch-ons to horse-drawn carriages and "living Nativity scenes" in churchyards complete with sheep and donkeys, a number of different animal species are exploited in seasonal displays.

My Story, or How I Settled on Dogs

Anna Roth | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I've combined my love for dogs with my knowledge of dog training. It's so much fun when my four-legged friends do what I want and not vice versa. At the same time, my dogs should be happy, because if my dogs aren't happy, neither am I.

Who Brings the Zoo to You?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

What I dislike is the lack of regulation, and the rise of start-up companies with neither the knowledge nor experience to share such specialist animals with the public. The problem with animal encounter companies can be split broadly into two main areas: animal welfare, and, public safety.

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 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 ...