UK Animals

These 10 UK Universities Carried Out More Than 1.3 Million Tests On Animals Last Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A group of just ten research universities carried out 1.37 million tests on animals in 2015 - a third of all animal experiments in the UK. The Univer...

Brits Waste 25 Billion Hours Each Year On Social Media Snooping, Animal Videos And Selfies

Jackie Leiper | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jackie Leiper

A study from Scottish Widows has revealed that Brits waste a staggering 25 billion hours each year - that's around 80 minutes each, per day - on things like browsing social media, taking selfies and watching funny animal videos online.

Five Ways That WWF Is Creating Coexistence Between Snow Leopards And People

Niki Rust | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Niki Rust

Did you know that Sunday 23rd October is International Snow Leopard Day? And what better way to celebrate than to showcase the ways that WWF is helping people live in harmony with this grey ghost of the mountains...

How Do We Spread The Environmental Message Across Higher Education Institutions?

Louis Sherman | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Louis Sherman

More and more students appear to be wanting to get in on the environmental movement, something I have seen first-hand while at university in Bournemou...

This Illustrator Makes The Cutest Decorated Houses For Birds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wildlife illustrator Jada Fitch creates the tiniest yet most intricate houses for birds - and they’re adorable. Fitch creates the houses “for her...

This Dog's 'Wayne's World' Halloween Costume Puts All Of Us To Shame

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A dog has singlehandedly won Halloween with his impressive ‘Wayne’s World’ costume. A photo of the dog and its owner dressed as characters from...

Another Level Of Suffering For Chickens

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

We've been fighting the use of cages for animal products for decades. From fur farming to bear-bile extraction to egg production, these cages are generally designed to do one thing - make the most products as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Emotional Support Duck Soothes Owner On Flight, Becomes Minor Celebrity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When author Mark Essig boarded a flight to Asheville from Charlotte, North Carolina, he never could’ve imagined that he’d be seated next to a duck...

Heartwarming Photos Show Visually-Impaired Moggies Are 'Worthy Of Life And Love'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A photographer has set out to showcase the “beauty of blind cats” in a stunning photo series. Los Angeles-based photographer Casey Christopher ha...

The £5m For London Zoo Gorilla's Enclosure Could Have Been 'Far Better Used' Claims Wildlife Charity

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK

A wildlife charity has called for an “urgent inquiry” after a 29-stone gorilla escaped from its enclosure in London Zoo, saying the £5.3 million ...

There's A Seal Just Casually Chilling Out On The Banks Of The Thames

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

The water of the Thames is known for being pretty grim but if you wander its banks today you may catch sight of a certain someone who doesn’t seem t...

Chowder The Rescue Pig Just Loves To Chill With His Canine Crew

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A rescue pig has found an unlikely family among five dogs. The motley crew belong to Shelby, a self-confessed vegan and animal lover, who regularly s...

Rhea Is A Bald Lovebird And Strangers Knit Clothes For Her

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Comedy

Rhea’s unusual appearance didn’t stop 23-year-old Isabella Eisenmann from Boston jumping at the chance to adopt her. A local vet posted a picture ...

This Woman And Her 12 Feline Friends Give Us Life

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman cat mom known only as ‘12catslady’ is giving us all the feels by posting adorable snaps of her gang of Chinchilla Persian kitties. Photos...

This Photo Series Of Matching Animals Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Stop what you’re doing and look at these adorable animals with matching fur. The photographs, provided by Mark Taylor at Warren Photographic, show k...

The State Of Nature Is A Wake-Up Call For Us All

Glyn Davies | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Glyn Davies

I have spent a lifetime working in environment and development, forest and wildlife conservation, and developing biodiversity policy. I do it because of my love for nature, and I want to do everything I can to protect the earth and all that is on it for future generations.

This Brit Has Won A Prize For Living As A Goat For Three Days

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

A British man who lived as a goat for three days is among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes for scientific research. Thomas Thwaites desi...

'World's Loneliest Dog' Finds Forever Home At Last Thanks To 'Transformers' Director

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A dog who spent six years in an animal shelter has finally found a loving home after ‘Transformers’ director Michael Bay heard of her plight and c...

This Indestructible Critter Can Survive Being Frozen For 30 Years, And Now We Know Why

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered how a tiny aquatic creature survives freezing, boiling and radiation. New research shows that tardigrades’ reputation for...

Animal Sacrifice: Celebrating Mercy With An Act Of Violence

Teuta Turani | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Teuta Turani

Only when we understand the mere symbolic function that ritual sacrifice has nowadays, will we be able to eradicate the need for it and perhaps further succeed in the attempts of a universal understanding and denouncement of animal cruelty that is not necessarily culturally relative.

Bindi Irwin Accused Of Animal Cruelty After Wrestling Massive Crocodile

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Bindi Irwin has been accused of animal cruelty after posting a video showing herself and a team of conservationists capturing a crocodile. The daughte...

Welfare Laws Do Not Protect Farmed Animals From Cruelty

Elena Orde | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Elena Orde

It's interesting (and horrifying) to examine how UK animal welfare laws change when applied to different species. It's rightly illegal to slit a dog's throat, or hang a cat upside down and run it through a pool of electrified water. It's horrible to even consider. But when it comes to pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals, those actions are routine.

Lost Dog Swims Six Miles And Walks 12 Before Reuniting With Family

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A dog has been reunited with her family after falling off a boat and swimming to shore. Rylee the Belgian Malinois was on the boat on Lake Michigan, I...

This Embarrassed Walrus Is All Of Us On Our Birthday

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: it’s your birthday and you’re trying to keep things on the down-low. You get to 4pm and you think that maybe, just maybe, your colle...

The Grandview Aquarium: One of Many Ocean Parks in China

Dave Neale | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Dave Neale

The Grandview Aquarium inside a shopping mall in Guangzhou is housing animals in poor living conditions leading to many experiencing poor welfare. But the situation for these animals is not new in China, it does in fact reflect the general situation for many thousands of animals languishing within poorly run, inadequate ocean parks across the country.