Animals in the News

Animal Encounters: Registration Reform?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

On November 14 2013 Steve Rowlands, owner of Tropical Inc, was convicted of 34 offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. A whistle-blower working wi...

What to Do About Animal Cruelty: A Modest Proposal

Tam Varcoe | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tam Varcoe

There's a lot of anti-hunting sentiment out there in the ether right now. I say hunting is fine, but let's just change up the rules a bit. If you want to kill a lion then go ahead - but no weapons, yeah? You've got to use your bare hands. Let's level the playing field - mano a animalo.

Let's Weigh in on the Cruelty in Zoos

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Zoos are based on the menageries of old and harken back to a time when Europeans used to pillage other continents and steal their treasures. Zookeepers today must recognise that their business model is dying and stop pretending that zoos make meaningful contributions to conservation.

World Trade Organisation's Decision Gets Seal of Approval From Peta (and Seals)

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has upheld a ruling that allows the European Union to ban seal fur imports on moral grounds. Canada fought desperately to have the ban repealed, but the WTO affirmed that nations have the right to reject seal products which they find morally reprehensible.

Cruelty Still Flies With Air France

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Most passengers aboard Air France flights probably have no idea that in the cargo holds right beneath their feet could huddle dozens of terrified monkeys locked in small boxes and headed for nightmarish laboratories or that their ticket supported a company that is knowingly delivering these unfortunate primate passengers to laboratories...

'Police Dogs Are Officers, Not Things'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A petition has been launched urging MPs to give police dogs specific legal protection if they are attacked in the line of duty. The e-petition has ...

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.

A Response to Princess Anne - You Can't Help Horses by Eating Them

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The Princess Royal's argument, which she put forward in a speech to the charity World Horse Welfare, is that people would look after their horses more carefully if they were planning to turn them into steaks and burgers later on. However, in our experience, any animal used for food is much more likely to be treated with disrespect than with respect. Given the regular exposés of mistreated pigs and chickens raised for food, it's absurd to think people would take better care of horses if there were a market for their meat.

Baby Elephants Among Those Killed As Train Slams Into Herd

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO Two calves are among seven elephants killed after a horrific train collision on an Indian reserve. The crash, described a...

Barking Mad?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Police and Crime Commissioner who has announced a £1,500 pension plan for police dogs has defended the scheme, saying it has been developed in reco...

Dog Shoots Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Man's best friend may be no more, after a dog reportedly shot his owner in the leg with a shotgun during a hunting trip that turned ugly. The unnam...

Bad Romance?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Comedy

A lonely and confused moose in Colorado has found a new mate, but his his preferred partner has caused quite a stir with the neighbours. The bull m...

WATCH: Bear Eats Monkey As Circus Trick Ends In Bloodbath

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK

A bizarre bicycle race between a bear and two monkeys ended in a bloodbath after the bear toppled one of the primates from its velocipede and wolfed i...

The Adorable Kitten Who Just Loves Attention (PICTURE)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

This adorable little kitten just loves a cuddle. The picture posted to image sharing website imgur by Skot_88 with a caption that reads 'Our kitten...

Home Is Where the Herd Is

Carol Buckley | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK
Carol Buckley

For elephants, family is everything. Births are joyous celebrations, and deaths are mourned. Adults share news and offer support while youngsters play together under watchful eyes. Female elephants stay at their mothers' side their entire lives.

Home Is Where the Herd Is

Carole Buckley | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Carole Buckley

For elephants, family is everything. Births are joyous celebrations, and deaths are mourned. Adults share news and offer support while youngsters play together under watchful eyes. Female elephants stay at their mothers' side their entire lives.

Dogs Wearing Pantyhose: Is Chinese Trend Harmless Fun Or Perfectly Vile?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

A “trend” which sees dog owners clothe their canine companions in tights is gaining momentum in China. Translated from “gou gou chuan siwa...

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A two-headed lamb has been born in a village in Ghana. According to MyJoyOnline, the animal was born on Monday next to a spare parts shop in the t...

It's Raining Spiders In Brazil. Oh Crap

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

Spiders rained from the skies in Brazil this weekend. Footage was captured of hundreds of the eight-legged creatures spiralling through the air an...

There Is No Scientific, Ethical or Legal Justification for Killing Animals in Military Trauma Training Exercises

Matt Freeman | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK
Matt Freeman

MoD is flouting the law and perpetuating the myth that shooting animals helps save human lives on the battlefield. The truth is that having military personnel try to repair the wounds of pigs who have been violently injured on a firing range does not help humans.

Toot Toot! Rescue Dogs Learn To Drive (SERIOUSLY)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

A trio of dogs have learned how to drive. Yes, you read that right. As the video above illustrates, these hounds are perfectly at ease behind the ...

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?

Villagers Capture Giant Crocodile

PA | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Villagers in the Philippines have captured a one-ton crocodile they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park. Mayor ...