UK Animals

CONFIRMED: An Ugly Giant Snapping Turtle Makes A Rubbish Office Pet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Think the mice in your office are bad? Imagine having a huge ugly reptile like this crawling around all the time. As if anybody needed to try it ou...

Chris Packham's Latest Idea Might Have You Thinking Twice About That Countryside Walk

PA | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

TV presenter Chris Packham has called for wolves to be reintroduced back into the British countryside. The Springwatch host, 54, said that humans h...

This Parrot Laughs Like An Evil Supervillain

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Comedy

There are few things more terrifying in the world than a parrot who knows how to open doors, and uses that skill to sneak up on you and laugh maniacal...

A Rabbit's for the House, Not Just the Garden

Ben Moore | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

I think it's fair to say that the contents of the room are as much about the rabbits as they are about my wife and I. Even when we had outdoor space they lived indoors with us. That's not because we want them there (although we do) but because that is where they should be.

Letter From an English Pet Dog

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Ashby

Dear Dogs-of-the-World, I live in England, and it is my theory that the English are (excuse the pun) dog-gone mad! Here are some things I have noticed when I have been out and about....

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

Guy Builds Special Box So He Can Cycle With His Kittens And Show Them The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Mushi and Cheesy might be two of the most well-travelled cats in Europe. They got a front row seat to 300 miles of beautiful scenery courtesy of owner...

Diplomacy Is Key in Animal Welfare

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Without animal welfare laws in place the situation is still extremely uncertain for rescuers and the animals alike. Cats are officially not classed as food in China which means they should not be subject to any seizure and quarantine inspections. The constant uphill task which we will all continue to approach diplomatically is how to explain this.

What to Live Longer? Don't Ask a Mouse

Victoria Martindale | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Victoria Martindale

The leading causes of death have changed markedly over the years. A century ago, infections were the leading causes of death. Today, we will probably survive much longer than our ancestors but it is more likely we will die of age related diseases like mobility problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's or other chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer or stroke.

Deliberate Animal Cruelty Such As Microwaving Pets Has Risen, Says RSPCA

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Animal cruelty is on the rise, the RSPCA has warned, with pets being increasingly subjected to horrific acts of violence. Figures from the animal w...

Surprising (And Equally Cute) Facts About How Animals Sleep At Night

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered how dolphins and whales sleep? Or maybe you're intrigued to know whether migrating birds ever find time to stop for a recharge? The ...

15 Interesting Facts About Dolphins

Frontier | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Frontier

Our best friends of the sea, the dolphins have always been a great fascination to humans. They are friendly, happy and social animals and have been positively noted for their playful nature, intelligence and occasional help to humans, whether it is fishing or rescuing their lives! Here's 15 facts about dolphins that you might not know.

Life In The North: Arctic Animals

Frontier | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Frontier

The world's most desolate climate is home to animals that have adapted to take the harsh environment and thrive in it. Many of the arctic residents ar...

Ten Things No-One Told You When You Decided to Get a Dog

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Ashby

It's not like having an extra child. Children learn to wipe their bums and muddy feet, and they learn to feel embarrassed. Dogs never learn that dragging their bum across the patio to clean it (usually when you have visitors) is not nice to see. And your dog will never feel embarrassed.

Politicians Be Aware - It's Blindingly Obvious That Animals Matter

Joe Duckworth | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Duckworth

At the League Against Cruel Sports, our key focus means that we know a lot about what goes on in the world of animal 'sport', much of it unsavoury, much of it hidden. Our own election manifesto therefore focuses on five issues that are key to reducing the suffering of animals, and we believe that many voters will share our concerns.

Stray Dogs Hold Funeral Vigil For Elderly Animal Lover Who Fed Them

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK

The funeral for an elderly woman who devoted her life to caring for strays has apparently been attended by a band of her beloved animals. Margarit...

Cleo The Tortoise Gets A Lifesaving 3D Printed Shell

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech

In case you needed any more proof that 3D printers are the best things in the world, a student has used one to save a tortoise's life. Cleopatra is...

Man's Best Friend?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

While it may seem clear that pets are sometimes a profoundly positive influence on the lives of their owners, people vary enormously in terms of the quality of their relationships, human and animal alike, and the benefits derived from them.

The Next Weird Hipster Pop-Up Is A Fox Café. Really.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We loved the idea of Soho's owl bar, Shoreditch's cat café and even the pig picnic, but this one might be a bit too far. On 25 May, East London wi...

Student Finds Locust Crawling in Sainbury's Salad

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left stunned after purchasing a bag of Sainsbury's rocket salad, only to discover a large exotic locust crawling around inside. Step...

Explorer Chased In Terrifying Slow Motion By Horny Giant Tortoise

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Comedy

This is the shocking moment an explorer was forced to flee the onslaught of a horny giant tortoise. Documentary filmmaker Paul Rose was on an islan...

R.I.P. Our Beloved Irish Wolfhound

Anna Roth | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Today I wanna write about Zozo, our Irish wolfhound. She died last year at the age of 11, and since days constantly she comes to my mind. Now she is laying under the earth on a hill, side by side with Mikroula, her best dog friend.

Ten Reasons Why Pets Are Powerful

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

It's incredible how those animals formed an integral part of my childhood theatre, and that they were not only very much a part of the action, but they were also key protagonists.

5 Facts About Orcas 

Frontier | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Frontier

There are Resident Orcas which are the most commonly seen in the Pacific East. They travel in strong, cohesive family pods and eat mainly fish but on occasion squid. They are creatures of habit and visit the same locations continuously.

Golfers Carry On Playing Despite Massive Alligator On The Course

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Sport

A Florida golf tournament went ahead as planned last week despite a huge alligator wandering around the green. The Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englew...