UK Animals

What Our Rabbits Taught Us In Life And In Death

Ben Moore | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Last November, at the ripe old age of 9, our female rabbit died. Actually she may have been hare rather than a rabbit, or possibly a bit of both. Either way she left a hole much bigger than her tiny bulk. As Rabbit Awareness Week is upon us I hoped it might help some of you understand a little better if I tell you how we went about filling it.

The Role Of Horsepower In Building Britain Must Not Be Forgotten

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

On International Working Animal Day (15 June), we're asking everyone to show their support for these hardworking animals. It's time that governments and international aid organisations recognised their importance and helped ensure they get the treatment, respect and compassion they deserve.

First Pictures Emerge Of Hamerton Zookeeper Rosa King Killed In 'Freak Accident'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK

Rosa King’s mother has paid tribute to her daughter, who was killed in a “freak accident” at Hamerton Zoo Park after a tiger entered the enclosu...

Protecting Pets During Parasite season

Katrin Scholz | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

There are a number of ways you can prepare and protect your pets during tick season which are strongly advisable. There is potential for real damage to be made should symptoms go unnoticed!

'Utter B****** Of A Cat': Animal Shelter's Hilarious Description For Moggy Waiting To Be Adopted

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mr Biggles is a shiny, black cat waiting to be adopted. He’s also a bit of a bastard. That’s according to staff at Cat People of Melbourne in Aust...

On Wasps And Foxes: Rethinking Our Relationship With Animals

Tiffany Francis | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Tiffany Francis

My relationship with animals is changing every day, and I am certainly guilty of googling dog memes and having a nervous breakdown over a flock of baby ducks. But in order to support the millions of other species we share our planet with, perhaps we should stop treating them like orphaned children that need mothering, and more like other species who just need the space and resources to live healthy (albeit cute) lives.

Mineral Content And Pet Food

Katrin Scholz | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

Globally, different institutions recommend different ratios and levels of mineral content in pet food. The recommendations are usually decided based on the levels of minerals that cause adverse effects in animals as opposed to the perfect level to promote optimum health.

Translating Pet Food Labels

Katrin Scholz | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Katrin Scholz

Whilst most people are paying more attention than ever to labels on their foods are we doing the same for our pets? Often pet owners are not entirely ...

Protecting Animals Is Key To Averting Drought Disaster

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

Our work is local, community-focused and takes place away from the media spotlight. With attention turning once again to east Africa and another malnutrition crisis, the international community must learn the lessons of past failures. Once the animals are gone, we have lost all hope of protecting livelihoods and sustainable communities. If a future of dependency is our only solution, we will have failed once again.

Toxic Treats For Pets This Easter

Katrin Scholz | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

It's almost Easter weekend when we surround ourselves by every kind of chocolate and indulge. Dog owners should beware that chocolate is extremely dangerous and toxic to dogs. But this isn't the only food that causes adverse effects:

8 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For years, cats have been pitted against dogs as some kind of evil, hostile equivalent. (Just watch the film ‘Cats & Dogs’ if you don’t believe ...

Should We De-Extinct Animals?

Frontier | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Frontier

It may seem a good idea for research and technological advancements but how good an idea is it for the animal's own wellbeing. It does not seem in the animal's interests to be brought back from extinction purely to be used for human purposes. Animals must also be exploited throughout the process of back breeding and genetic engineering. Is this justifiable?

Top Canine Nutrition Fails And How To Spot them

Katrin Scholz | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

April is National Pet Month and the perfect time to examine and consider your pet's nutrition and health. Here's some of the most common complaints w...

Chemical Hazards In The Countryside: Poisoning Our Wildlife

Philip Lymbery | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Philip Lymbery

©Compassion in World Farming In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the plight of the nation's wildlife and the health of our countr...

Adorable Goldfish Gets Special 'Wheelchair' To Help Him Swim Again

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In today’s adorable news, a goldfish with an incurable bladder disorder has been given it’s very own “wheelchair” to help it swim again. Need...

Crufts Continues To Be The 'Worst In Show' For Dogs

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Imagine a show based on ruthless competition in which entirely unnatural physical features were prized above all else and incestuous relationships, allegations of poisoning rivals, and other unscrupulous behaviour abound. It sounds like a salacious soap opera, right? Except it's not. All of these things are part of the saddest reality show on TV: Crufts.

What Does The Zoo Mean To You?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

'Well-run zoos are an aid to animals and are not detrimental to their well-being', 'indeed, in many cases, zoos will turn out to be the last refuge of...

Is Your Dog Your Alter-Ego?

Caroline Bourne | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

When my dog sidles up to another dog and sniffs its rear end I have to admit I'm kind of jealous. Not that I want to sniff dogs' bottoms but because of the ease of that social interaction. I wonder if dogs get other things right that we humans get wrong. Are dogs the alter egos of their human owners?

This Chicken In A Tutu Just Became A Therapy Animal And Our Hearts Can't Cope

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you think of therapy animals, chickens are the last thing that spring to mind. But Darla the tutu-wearing therapy chicken is hoping to change tha...

World Whale Day 2017: An Update On Mass Strandings

Frontier | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Frontier

In recognition of world whale day tomorrow this article covers one of the stranger and sadder phenomenon in the cetacean world. Last Thursday, Februa...

Dog Fighting Sentencing Is A Dog's Dinner

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

It's often said that Britain is a nation of animal-lovers. Right now, though, we are badly failing man's best friend. The League Against Cruel Sports...

How China's Growing Appetite For African Donkey Hides Is Threatening Survival In Developing Countries

Maria Khan | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Maria Khan

Image credit: SPANA Working animals. Sound familiar? Probably not. Did you know that there are nearly 200 million horses, donkeys, camels and elephan...

Detox Your Dog And Ensure Tails Are Wagging For Years To Come

Dr. Sergio Sarmiento | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sergio Sarmiento

Many of us see our pets as members of the family and treat them in much the same way as our human counterparts. However, when it comes to a pet's diet a clear distinction must be made between the two.

How Are Global Food Brands Protecting Farm Animals?

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

A new report released this week shows how 99 of the world's largest food companies are focusing on the welfare of farm animals used in their products....

'Holly': A Word Used To Describe A Beautiful And Bright Being

Leyah Shanks | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

Losing her has left behind an empty part of me. She will always occupy a space of my heart. As I write this, I find it difficult not to get emotional. She really was my best friend. She taught me how to love and that your spirit is stronger than anything the world can throw at it. I will forever be grateful to her for that. Sleep well, my friend. I will always miss you.