UK Animals

Prince Charles Orders Squirrel Cull

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK

The Prince of Wales has ordered a cull of grey squirrels on his estate, in a bid to protect the endangered indigenous red squirrel, his spokesman has ...

PHOTOS: The Best News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, ...

How to Avoid Hurting Animals With Ecotourism

Frontier | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Frontier

What does it means to be a responsible tourist and why someone should consider their trip from an environmental perspective, and try to ensure what they do abroad and how they get there is sustainable?

Nepal - Please Stop the Mass Animal Slaughter

Joanna Lumley | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Joanna Lumley

I am so sad to hear that another Gadhimai Festival will be held in Nepal this November. The festival, which is only about 250 years old, takes place every five years. At the last festival, in 2009, it is estimated that around 500,000 water buffaloes, goats and chickens were slaughtered, having their heads severed in a mass sacrificial killing. Families, including young children, came to watch the bloody spectacle. The sacrificial killing is held to please the goddess Gadhimai, to avert evil and bring prosperity. Animal sacrifice is banned in many Indian states, but people travel from northern India to Nepal with their animals to sacrifice them at the festival.

Is Your Vet Rabbit Savvy?

Jo Hinde | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Jo Hinde

You may be shocked to find out that not all vets are well trained in rabbits (many can have as little as a two week slot for exotics as a whole including reptiles, birds and small furries). This means that the majority of vets out there have very little knowledge of rabbits needs, behaviours, ailments and how to treat them correctly.

Pit Bulls, Witchhunts, Genocide and Dogifestos

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Beverley Cuddy

Pit Bulls are the most vilified and legislated-against type of dog in UK history and had the Dangerous Dogs Act done the job that Kenneth Baker and the Tory government had intended it to do, the 1991 generation would have been the last. The Act ordered all Pit Bull types to be neutered or killed.

The Show Can't Go On - The Truth Behind Animals in Entertainment

Mike Baker | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Mike Baker

Restrained by chains, isolated from other elephants, kept in bright sunlight on hot concrete that hurts his feet - until it's time to carry the next heavy load of excited tourists on his back, controlled by a bull hook if he should put a foot wrong. Such is the life of an elephant 'working' in entertainment in Asia today.

PHOTOS: The Best News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, ...

Sharks Fighting Sharks Is Really Scary

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

Adam Malski was out on his boat around 50 miles off the Australia coast when he caught something pretty incredible on camera: a Great White Shark figh...

Five Heart Facts for World Heart Day

Frontier | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

It's World Heart Day, so let's delve in to the animal kingdom and feast upon it's many wonderful varieties! From the hugely big, to the impossibly small, the fastest beating and the hardest working, animal hearts are amazingly varied. Check out these great animal heart facts!

Whither Japanese Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

For the moment, Japan seems intent on launching its plan for a new 'scientific' whaling programme in the Southern Ocean. Whilst it has some allies, the issue drives a wedge between Japan and many other nations. Japan may be able to deflect charges against whaling, including that it is cruel, by casting such criticism as a form of anti-Japanese cultural imperialism. Our only hope is that, given the ICJ ruling is above any rhetoric or politics, perhaps those in power in Japan will be better able to see that commercial whaling is ecologically unsound, uneconomic and, in terms of international relations, disastrous.

A Brush With Death

Justine Jenkins | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justine Jenkins

Raccoons, badgers and squirrels- each year many millions of animals are trapped and brutally killed in the wild for their fur and hair. I will spare you the soul-eroding statistics of animal deaths on fur-farms and the fate which meets these animals even while still 'living', suffice to say they live in misery.

More Than 20 Dogs Killed In Another Horrific Blaze

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK

More than 20 dogs have died in a fire, just a week after more than 50 animals were killed in a suspected arson attack at Manchester Dogs Home. The ...

Manchester Dogs' Home Fire: What Does It Say About How We See Animals?

Louise Mead | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Mead

We have seen this last week that a great many people strongly believe strongly it is wrong to kill animals unnecessarily. We know it is not necessary to use animals to live and thrive. So is it not time that we asked ourselves, why do we love some but kill others?

The Rage Against Mortality: Eight Animals That Outlive Humans

Frontier | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Frontier

Okay, let's admit it. Being a mollusk might not be the most exciting thing in the world, but researchers have found a mollusk in Iceland that is believed to be 507 years old - so these silent sea mussels are certainly has a long lifespan...

Do Unwanted Dogs Need to Burn to Death to Get Noticed?

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

Every three days, we put down 63 healthy dogs; 10 more than were lost in the fire. The fire was serious and an utterly deplorable act, and I hope it doesn't seem I am belittling it, but where's the social media and press attention about the 21 dogs that are put down every day?

Why You Should Never Leave Your Dog In A Car

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

September is here, summer is over and unless we're going to witness an Indian summer (which is pretty unlikely) then it's perfectly acceptable to leav...

Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking?

Frontier | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Tech
Frontier

There are plenty of adorable animals with majestic appearances such as pandas or tigers, however there are also many bizarre looking animals that may not appeal to us humans. Charles Darwin has taught us that animals undergo constant evolutionary selection so that the seemingly disfigured animals are actually naturally adapted to thrive in their habitats.

So Many People Are Trying To Help Manchester Dogs Home They've Blocked The M6

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

Well-wishers donating to the tragic Manchester Dogs Home after it was set on fire have gridlocked the M6. The outpouring of support from members of...

Manchester Dogs' Home Teenage Arson Suspect Bailed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of starting the Manchester Dogs Home blaze which killed 60 animals has been released on bail. The teenager ...

How The #Dogselfie Campaign Captured The Hearts of Britain's Animal Lovers

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

Grief-stricken pet owners have used social media to raise nearly £800,000 in the wake of a "sickening and harrowing" attack on a dog shelter that lef...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, ...

Animal Lovers Campaign To Defy Suspected Arson Attack That Killed 53 Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

Animal lovers have united to use the power of social media to help raise more than £700,000 in donations after an arson attack killed more than 60 do...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, ...

The Future of Human/Animal Relations

Daniel Crockett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I wish to narrow the focus, to explore our relationship with animals. I propose a different future: a hypothetical outlook at odds with current reality and direction. So, let us fast forward fifty years.