UK Animals

Golden Retriever Loves Ice Cream So Much He's Been Trained To Buy Them

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Meet Zack, the golden retriever who loves ice cream so much his owner gives him money to buy one from the ice cream van. Jon Hubble filmed Zack run...

Drone Captures Beautiful Footage Of Whales Dwarfing Paddle Boarder

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A filmmaker has captured mesmerising footage showing the sheer scale of whales compared to humans in Esperance, Western Australia. Jaimen Hudson, ...

This Orphaned Baby Raccoon Is Being Happily Raised Alongside Two Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

An orphaned baby raccoon named Pumpkin has warmed the hearts of millions after forming an adorable friendship with two dogs. Pumpkin was rescued l...

Dad Gets Awesome Welcome Home From Toddler And Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler and his pet dog reacted in the exact same way when they saw the boy's dad driving into their road. As the car comes closer, the toddler j...

20ft Python Attacks Pet Shop Owner, Police Respond Admirably

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A pet shop owner has been viciously attacked by a 20-ft python whilst a horrified customer looked on. Terry Wilkins, the owner of Captive Born Rept...

The 5p Plastic Bag Versus The Steak on Your Plate

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jasmijn de Boo

The Climate Change Act 2008 gave the government a mandate to impose a fee for plastic carrier bags in an attempt to cut down on waste and global warming. In England this measure has now been implemented. While the step in itself is laudable, its environmental benefits will be negligible.

Model Dyes Her Dog Pink - But It Could Be Fatal Warn Animal Charities

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Style

Parisian fashion model Lia Catreux has been blasted "cruel" and "selfish" by her followers on Instagram after posting photos of her dog dyed a shade o...

How the Animal Question Turned into a Right Royal Debate

Clare McCausland | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Clare McCausland

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent successfully out-trolled People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) this week with a royal pronoun...

POLL: Should Ryanair Allow Pets To Travel In The Passenger Cabin?

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

Love-to-hate budget airline Ryanair has announced it is considering plans to allow pet dogs to travel with their owners on board its planes. Rather...

Pet Dog Drives Owner's Truck Into A Lake

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

A dog-owner was left stunned after his Yorkshire Terrier managed to drive his pickup truck into a lake. Police said that the man put the dog into h...

This Leopard Has Redefined The Meaning Of Pothead

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

This leopard has redefined the meaning of pothead, after getting stuck inside a metal tin for five hours. The confused and frightened animal was fi...

Family Of Bear Cubs Swim In Family's Paddling Pool In Cutest Video Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Comedy

In what could be the most feel-good video of all time, a family of bears has broken into a garden in New Jersey. The bears frolicked in the pool f...

It's a Hard Life Being an Invisible Equine Working in Tourism - How Can You Help?

Petra Ingram | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Petra Ingram

I knew about the horses and donkeys working in Jordan, but I never expected to see them in such a terrible condition. When I talked to the owners, it seemed the Brooke had been providing a free treatment service for many years so that was no incentive for owners to take responsibility and care better for their animals. If one got sick, well "the Brooke would fix it".

Happy Friday! Here's A Tiny Lion Attempting To Roar

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Sometimes we all try to act a little bit older than we are, and this little lion cub has proved the animal world is no exception. The small cat was...

These Adorable Tiny Horses Are Being Used For Therapy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A team of miniature horses are helping sick people feel better - and it's the loveliest thing ever. The tiny horse-shaped heroes work with over 40,...

A Grieving Gorilla Is Refusing To Let Go Of Her Baby Who Died In Her Arms

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

A female gorilla carries her newborn twins close to her body, but something isn't quite right. One of the babies has died, but their mother just ca...

There's An Eight Foot Boa Constrictor On The Loose In Cumbria

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK

In today's terrifying news, there is an eight-foot-long boa constrictor on the loose in Cumbria. The snake, which is a family pet, escaped when its...

Does Depriving Dogs of Daylight Get Better If They Never Have It?

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

The current controversy over the proposed development of the Bantin & Kingman (B&K) dog-breeding establishment in Yorkshire starkly illustrates the ...

Seagull Wins Prize For Most Aspirational Photobomb Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Comedy

An Essex photographer managed to snap the picture of a lifetime during an air show last month when his pictures were infiltrated by a cheeky seagull. ...

The Moment A 40-Tonne Humpback Whale Nearly Killed London Kayakers

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

Two British tourists have told of the moment they escaped a near-fatal incident, when a 40-tonne humpback whale crash-landed on their kayak. Charlo...

What Does Dog Blood and Worm Blood Have in Common?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Mia Rozenbaum

Animal research has helped conceive, optimize and now upgrade from human blood transfusions so facilitating a critical, lifesaving procedure for both humans and animals. Fresh new blood can often make the difference between life and death.

One Woman's Heartwarming Efforts To Help Disabled Dogs Play Together

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.09.2015 | UK

A dog shelter in Peru specialises in helping dogs who’ve been left partially paralysed after collisions with cars. Sara Morán runs the Milagros ...

Lucy Sherriff

From Gun To Plate, The Entrepreneur Trying To Change The Way We Eat Meat | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"I rarely order a pizza without asking about the origins of the pepperoni," says 32-year-old Andy Waugh, founder of the recently-opened Mac & Wild res...

The 'Ghosts' That Damage Our Oceans

Mike Baker | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

Our beautiful seas and oceans cover about 70% of our planet's surface, with far more species living in the oceans than on land. The marine environment provides livelihoods and food for hundreds of millions of people, so it is important that we protect it. Yet, right now, millions of animals, including whales, seals, turtles and birds are being mutilated and killed by 'ghost' fishing gear - nets, lines and traps that are abandoned, lost or discarded.

Making the World a Better Place for Animals: Animal Rights or Animal Welfare Science?

Dr Mark Kennedy | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Kennedy

Many of us want to see a better world for animals. A world where animals are never cruelly and intentionally abused, where dogs are not pitted against...