UK Animals

Incredible Parrot Sings 'Everything Is Awesome' From The Lego Movie

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Princess Yellow Feather is an incredibly chatty yellow-naped amazon parrot with an exceptional singing voice. She also seems to be a fan of the hit...

Are These The Last Known Photos Of Cecil The Lion?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, was hunted down and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, sparking outrage across t...

Peta Calls For Lion Killer To Be 'Extradited, Charged, And Preferably Hanged'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Animal rights organisation PETA said it wants to see Walter Palmer, the American dentist who hunted and shot dead Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, "extr...

The Review Page Of Dentist 'Outed As Cecil The Lion's Killer' Has Been Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Walt Palmer is the American and "elite hunter" who has been accused of killing Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, after the beast was found decapitated an...

Cecil The Lion's Killer 'Revealed As American Dentist'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

The man who is believed to have paid wildlife guides £35,000 to let him hunt and kill Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, is reportedly an American dentis...

Cecil The Lion, Zimbabwe's Famous Big Cat, Shot And Killed By Hunter Who Bribed Wildlife Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, has been shot and killed by a man who paid £35,000 to wildlife guides to let him hunt the animal. The m...

There Are Only 100 Tigers Left In Bangladesh's Famed Sundarban Forest

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

There are only around 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's Sundarban forest, a number which is far lower than previously thought. The mangrove forest, o...

Why Animals Should Be Treated as Co-citizens

Tom Burns | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK
Tom Burns

It is likely that the way we treat animals will change and one day we might even call them our co-citizens. A few decades ago the animal rights movement seemed to some like a fringe fad, but it is now part the mainstream. Call me barking mad, but I suspect that in a few more decades we might be talking about co-citizen adoption agencies rather than pet shops.

This Train Isn't Mooving...

PA | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

A railway line had to close after a train derailed when it hit a herd of cows that had strayed onto the track. Southeastern Trains said the incide...

500k People Don't Want The Government To Lift A Ban On 'Bee-Killing' Pesticides - But It Just Did

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

The government has lifted an EU ban on "dangerous" pesticides linked to the decline in bees, despite a petition from more than half a million people p...

The Fallacy of Old Macdonald

Philip Lymbery | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

It's a myth peddled to children from an exceptionally young age; before they can walk or talk, with colourful picture books showing happy animals grazing by duck ponds in lush green fields. In these story books the farmer and his wife are a picture of health - their bonny children and a mischievous-looking dog at their sides.

Spot The Snow Leopard: Incredible Pictures Show Camouflaged Cat Stalking Its Prey

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

If you peer hard enough, you might just spot it - the elusive snow leopard hunting its prey in the Indian Himalayas. Captured by Australian photogr...

This Beautiful Photograph Stopped These Dogs From Being Put Down

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A touching photograph of two dogs hugging has saved both of their lives. The snap of the dogs was posted on Facebook by The Angels Among Us Pet Res...

Six Seagull Stories That Prove Fleet Street Is On Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

The news never sleeps but even journalists take a break and head off on holiday sometimes. Unfortunately it’s fairly obvious that most of Fleet ...

Dear Dredge - The UK's Foremost Untrained Agony Uncle Attempts to Help You With Your Problems

John Dredge | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

My husband has decided to hire the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to mow our lawn. He feels that not only would the large number of people involved help get the task completed more quickly, but they might give us a performance afterwards at no extra cost. We are both fans of classical music and effective gardening, but is this a step too far?

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.

The Monkeys of Paradise

Michelle Thew | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

We look forward to the day when the reputation of Mauritius is no longer overshadowed with this controversy and the country's status as an island paradise can attract many more travellers from across the world.

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

#PetsWithProgrammes Is Getting Us Super Excited For The Fringe

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The Edinburgh Fringe is nearly upon us, it's time to get planning! All these animals are getting ready, are you? Bubbles is in for the duration, as...

The Fox Hunting Ban - My Thoughts and How You Can Help.

Claire Lynch | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Claire Lynch

If you're pro fox hunting, this is not an attack at you; our opinions may differ, but you are fully entitled to have, and hold onto your own. This post isn't about getting you to change your mind; it's just a call to those who may agree with me on the matter, who may want to do something proactive about the potential lift on the current fox hunting ban.

Dog Front-Flips Over Fence With Ninja Skill

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Chai is a lovely little pup with some serious ninja skills - or a whole lot of luck. His owner caught this hilarious footage where he runs head-fir...

'Grazia' and Renting Out Your Pet's Womb to Avoid Flat-Pack Furniture

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Cuddy

Eventually Grazia issued a very tight-lipped 82 word 'response' that apologised for the offence caused but didn't say sorry for making backyard breeding seem hip and trendy. The few hundred angry folk started breeding and became thousands.

It's Raining Black Bears In Colorado (Ouch)

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

A black bear has been filmed tumbling 30ft from a treetop outside a halls of residence building at the University of Colorado. The two-year-old bea...

Talking Parakeet Asks Female Parrot for a Kiss

JukinMedia | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Comedy

These may be your everyday rose-ringed parakeet and quaker parrot, but their affectionate interaction is more akin to a pair or lovebirds, with one mi...

Words Have the Power to Change Lives, Both Human and Animal - We Should Let Them

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

As people have come to recognise the power of words, we've worked hard to eliminate hate speech and the prejudices that usually accompany it, including sexism, racism and bigotry. It's high time that we also recognised the devastating effects of speciesism and worked to counteract it and the words that fuel it.