UK Animals

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...

It's Ok To Get Weepy About This Dog's Valiant Attempt To Save Some Fish

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Ok, so we can't say for certain that this beautiful little fella is actually trying to save all those fish, but let's just imagine for a second that h...

See the World, Just Not SeaWorld

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Many facilities operate almost continuously, giving dolphins little respite from streams of tourists. Their diets may be erratic because many facilities generate additional revenue by selling fish to tourists in order to feed dolphins. Assertive dolphins can grow obese, and less aggressive animals may go hungry.

Lion Totally Steals The Show In This Video To Promote World Lion Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Comedy

It's World Lion Day on 10 August - we know, it comes around earlier every year - and here's 'the lion whisperer' Kevin Richardson to tell us all about...

Five Kittens Abandoned In A Suitcase In Cardiff Need A New Home

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

Five kittens abandoned in a zipped-up suitcase are looking for a new home. The three male and two female cats were found on a public footpath in Grang...

My Story, or How I Settled on Dogs

Anna Roth | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I've combined my love for dogs with my knowledge of dog training. It's so much fun when my four-legged friends do what I want and not vice versa. At the same time, my dogs should be happy, because if my dogs aren't happy, neither am I.

20 Incredible Pictures Of Brave Animals On The Battlefields Of World War I

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Aside from the human carnage of the First World War, animals were also recruited into military service performing a variety of tasks from carrying mes...

Let's Honour All War Veterans

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Countless brave birds served and died with our Allied forces. They crossed battle lines and helped influence key battle decisions by delivering vital messages. These intelligent, gentle birds were the first recipients of the Dickin Medal - animals' Victoria Cross - for contributing to the rescue of thousands of human aviators.

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 23.08.2014 | 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, ...

Selfies, Not Curiosity, Killed The Cat: Black Animals Abandoned Because They're Not 'Photo Friendly'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

As if "generation selfie" wasn't already vapid enough, now it turns out animals are being neglected because people are that obsessed with taking photo...

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

My Top 10 Dog Lit Books: The Best Holiday Reading For Dog Lovers

Monica Cafferky | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Cafferky

First there was Chick Lit, then came Dog Lit. And I confess, Dog Lit has become my guilty pleasure. I read it all from memoirs about naughty Labradors to novels about Eskimos and their sled dogs.

Who Brings the Zoo to You?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

What I dislike is the lack of regulation, and the rise of start-up companies with neither the knowledge nor experience to share such specialist animals with the public. The problem with animal encounter companies can be split broadly into two main areas: animal welfare, and, public safety.

What This Dog Did After His Owner Died Is Utterly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Prepare to take a trip on the feels train, this story is probably going to make you cry. The emotional rescue of Woody the poodle who was abandone...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 25.07.2014 | 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 Deal With Pet Hair

Hilary Wardle | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

Don't you just hate it when you come home from work and find a circle of dark dog or cat hair on your white duvet cover or sofa? Does it drive you crazy? Do you spend all of your spare cash on lint rollers?Do you get tired of finding drifts of it under beds, on clothing and along skirting boards?

Guess What...Animals DO Have Emotions

Maria Senise | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Last year, while I was home alone, I had discovered something that sent a wave of shock through me. I had ventured into the basement for a work out when it was to my dismayed surprise that I noticed a very old robin stuck in our window well. I knew he was old because he he had grey tufts of hair surrounding his head like a halo, and the poor little guy didn't move very much.

Compassion - Not Cunning - Is the Greatest Gift We Can Gain From Foxes

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Foxes are cute, fox cubs particularly cute, it's understandable that they get a lot of attention and attract compassion. But that compassion should be encouraged for all of our natural world, and all of our human world. The potential is there in all of us, but at the moment our political rhetoric and policies are all discouraging, repressing that.

Tradition or Travesty: China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival - I Say 'NoToDogMeat'

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

As a dog lover I cannot imagine anything worse than my best friend used for food - and the thought of her being beaten, hung, skinned, blowtorched or even boiled alive leaves me frozen and distressed. Imagine then an entire festival devoted to eating dog as part of a trade where such methods are commonplace. This is not a myth created to shock - it's a fact.

The World's Most Extraordinary Craze: Hummingbirds, Wanted Dead Or Alive

Bill Coles | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Bill Coles

I have just come across one of the saddest, most extraordinary obsessions ever to sweep Britain: for a few decades, Victorian Brits went completely mad for all things hummingbird.

Daredevil Stunt Cow Spotted In Swiss Alps...

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

You cud not make it up! The steaks could not have been higher when a lonely and presumably Friesian bovine moo-ved itself onto... oh you get the pi...