UK Animals

Are Our Attitudes to Animal Rights Changing?

Chantal Cooke | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Chantal Cooke

SeaWorld's decision represents a move forward in our attitude towards the rights of animals. It wasn't that long ago, perhaps only a decade, that ending these shows would have been unthinkable. People loved them, they flocked to them, and they made companies like SeaWorld millions of dollars.

Over £100 Million Worth Of Ivory Burnt To Dust In Anti-Poaching Protest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Kenya's president set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a ...

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

When Disaster Strikes, What Do You Think About?

Petra Ingram | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Petra Ingram

The day has started as normal, household chores, children to school and then something odd happens... you notice the door opens, the windows rattle and suddenly, the ground shakes - your worst fear is confirmed, an earthquake is under way.

Puppy Born Without Back Feet Can Finally Play Outside Thanks To This

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An adorable puppy without back feet has been given a pair of red boots which help him run and play. Justin was born without his back feet, which has m...

Virtual Reality: Bringing the Farm to Your Living Room

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jonty Whittleton

I'm standing in the middle of a pig shed. To my left and right, I see row after row of tightly packed sows and their squealing piglets. The building is a sorry sight - hard, featureless, sometimes barely visible in the dim light. I want to leave, except I'm not actually "there". Welcome to the curious world of virtual reality.

Tiger Numbers Prowling in the Right Direction

Frontier | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

Last week sprouted the news that for the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers worldwide are on the rise. After a century of poaching and loss of hab...

Adorable Dog Finds New Foster Home, Can't Stop Smiling About It

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An abandoned pit bull has found a loving new foster home - and judging by his face, he's pretty chuffed about it. Just a few weeks ago, four-year-old...

Here's Your #MondayMotivation To Get You Through The Day

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Comedy

Mondays can be tricky. You've spent the weekend relaxing and sleeping in, but now you're back to the daily grind of early starts and working nine to f...

Why Dolphin Conservation Is So Important

Frontier | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK

Happy National Dolphin Day! In honour of this awareness day for one of the world's most endearing animals, it'd be appropriate to look at some of the ...

Toddler 'Roars' At Tiger, Soon Regrets It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler who imitated a tiger's 'roar' when she saw two in a zoo regretted it very soon after. The two-year-old, who was being filmed by her mum Linz...

The Met Police Is Set To Destroy 300 Dangerous Dogs

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK

The Metropolitan Police will destroy around 300 dogs that have been seized by its officers this year. The Status Dog Unit, a special team of police of...

This Wonderful Hospital Lets Pets Visit Their Poorly Owners

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you're in hospital, sometimes the one thing you want is familiarity - and occasionally that means a cuddle from your pet. But sadly, a lot of th...

From Glory and Celebration to Anguish and Headlines - The Less Than 'Grand' National

Dene Stansall | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Dene Stansall

At 5.15pm on Saturday, 40 horses will face the starting tape in the 2016 Grand National. They're there because of punters' money that will make the bookies, promoters and the horses' connections potentially rich. The horses get nothing out of it - only fear and a serious risk of imminent death.

Girl Attacked By Tiny Furry Ninja

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

This kitten, rather than looking cute and fluffy like tiny cats usually do, likes to pounce - big style. Watch as the girl tiptoes up the sofa, only t...

Dolphin Watching: The Benefits and the Future

Frontier | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

Dolphin watching has grown to be one of the most successful types of tourism in the world, offering economic returns as well as educational, research,...

Wayward Swan Casually Holds Up Traffic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Comedy

A rogue swan caused a traffic nightmare in Manchester city centre on Monday, as it slowly sauntered along a main road with no regard for the people st...

How Homeless Dogs Are Now Being Helped By 'Crack And Cider'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.04.2016 | UK

On the streets of London and other UK cities, rough sleepers are an all-too-common sight and a number of them also have canine companions to look afte...

Dog Praying With Owner Before Dinner Is The Cutest

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's a struggle to get most puppies to sit when told, let alone wait when there's a bowl of food in front of them. But Chris Credendino, from Atlanta,...

Maternity Photoshoot Dog Is Back In Front Of The Lens With Her Adorable Puppies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The dog who melted hearts everywhere with her stunning maternity photoshoot is back... But this time with her adorable litter of puppies in tow. A few...

RSPCA 'Acted Unlawfully' By Putting Down Cat Against Owner's Wishes

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

The RSPCA hid evidence and behaved unlawfully when it put down a family's cat against their wishes, a damning report has found. Claude, a 18-year-old ...

These Cute Dogs Are Living At Battersea, And Really Want To Be Adopted

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK
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Every year, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home cares for around 8,000 animals. There's no time limit on how long a dog can stay at the rescue centre - they're...

The World of Turtle Conservation

Frontier | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

Along with the likes of the giant Panda, Polar Bear, Rhino, Elephant, Tiger and a whole host of others, Turtles gain a lot of attention in the conserv...

It Doesn't Stop at SeaWorld: The UK is Complicit in Cruelty, Too

Conor Penn | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

We must scale our conversation back more wholly, dismantling the very framework that underpins our prioritisation of spectacle, competition, tradition and recreation over that of animal welfare. Whilst this framework remains intact, progress will continue to be inconsistent. Meanwhile, cruelty will continue to occur on our doorstep.

The Impact of Eating Animals: For You, Others and the Planet

Lauren Dawson | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Dawson

This past weekend we celebrated Earth Hour 2016, causing many of us to look at what changes we can make to do our bit for the planet. We all know about swapping light bulbs, shorter showers and driving less, but there's one change we can all make that has a bigger impact than anything else: what we put on our plate.