UK Animals

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.

A Day in the Life of a Red Squirrel Ranger

Jerry Moss | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerry Moss

I love animals and have always had a passion for wildlife but red squirrels in particular fascinate me, not least because they are such an iconic native species. Everyone in Britain has heard of the red squirrel - they represent and encapsulate a lot of our island's history and the fact that they are endangered has led many people recently to take a greater interest in the species.

One Of The Fastest And Most Dramatic Extinctions Ever Seen...

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

London Zoo will stop the clock on its Victorian bird house today at noon to mark 100 years since the death of a passenger pigeon called Martha. Mar...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 29.08.2014 | 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, ...

Cambridge University Master Can Keep His Banned Pet Dog After Convincing Officials It's A 'Very Large Cat'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellie Dierking | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A master at Cambridge University is allowed to keep his banned pet dog in his accommodation after convincing officials it is in fact a "very large cat...

'Sad-Looking' Stray Dog Bless Finally Finds A Happy Home

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

A mournful-looking stray which was thought to be putting potential adopters off with her hangdog expression has finally found a home. Bless was the mo...

Ice Bucket Challenge Sparks Animal Cruelty Investigation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

WARNING: Some viewers may find this video distressing The RSCPA has launched an investigation after a shocking video emerged of a teenager thrustin...

It's Weigh-In Day For The Animals At London Zoo

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Comedy

The weight is over for all creatures great and small as they have been sized-up in London Zoo's annual weigh-in. Silverback gorillas, rare baby crocod...

Graphic Pictures Show Gaza's Zoo Animals Have Also Become Victims Of War

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES Weak, hungry and traumatised - shell-shocked zoo animals are the latest victims in the Gaza conflict, heartbreaking image...

Life as a Vet Student

Elly Berry | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Elly Berry

Studying to become a vet has been a varied and exciting - if challenging - experience... There are going to be tricky times during your time on the course, not to mention when you're out there working, so try to make absolutely sure this is for you.

Start Spreading The Crill

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

These remarkable images show a different humpback whales breaching the waters around New York City on America's east coast. Researchers took the pictu...