UK Animals

Wild Elephant Rampages Through Indian Village 'Trying To Go Back To The Jungle'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before it was tranquili...

Giant Rabbit The Size Of A Dog Needs A New Home

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An animal rescue centre is appealing for a new home for one of its rabbits - who happens to be the size of a dog. Atlas is a seven-month-old contin...

Mousetrap Mystery After Rodent Killed By 150-Year-Old Museum Exhibit

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Museum curators were left dumbfounded after they found a freshly killed mouse inside a 150-year-old mousetrap encased behind impenetrable glass. Th...

Why Do Whales Strand?

Steve Backshall | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

The recent beaching of sperm whales on our east coast, and simultaneously in Europe, has once again called attention to undersea soundscapes. Sperm whales are very special creatures, possibly more dependent on acoustics, and more sensitive to it than any other animal in the sea.

Holiday For Selfie Row Family Just Got Even Better Thanks To These Generous Horse Owners

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Horse owners have come together to fundraise for a young family caught in the middle of fierce debate around an award-winning selfie that captured a m...

Horse Owner In Selfie Row Hits Out At Her Critics

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

The daughter of the horse owner embroiled in a row over an award-winning selfie has responded to claims her family demanded a stake in the prize, sayi...

Thomson Reins In Horse Owner's Selfie Complaint, Guarantees Family's Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

The owner of the horse whose goofy grin helped a family win the holiday of a lifetime has had her efforts to claw back cash swiftly shut down, after p...

Abolishing Meat: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

As a society, we have fought against sexism, racism and bigotry. Today it's time for us to acknowledge another "-ism", one that's been around for a long time yet is still largely unrecognised: speciesism. Speciesism is the belief that all other animals are inferior to human beings and therefore humans are justified in exploiting them.

Race To Find Croydon Cat Killer After More Headless Pets Found

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

The hunt to find London's so-called 'Croydon cat killer' has intensified after two more felines were found beheaded on Tuesday. The latest victims...

Bloodhound Runs Half-Marathon, Leaves Humans For Dust And Finishes 7th

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Comedy

When pets leave the house, it's normal for owners to worry about where they are and what they're getting up to. But a bloodhound from Alabama did s...

Sharks in Australia

Steve Backshall | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

Doing what I do for a living, I spend my waking hours weighing up the potential of misadventure against the likelihood, the steps you need to take to minimize danger against the worst possible outcome. The risk of shark attack in Australia is tiny, but the potential effects are catastrophic, and so I cannot in good faith just tell my Aussie supporters to carry on swimming anytime, anywhere.

We Can Be Heroes

Sharon Bull | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Photograph by kind permission of 'Animal Rights Photography' "London holds the key to abolishing the Taiji dolphin slaughter. I really do believe th...

Reflecting on Significant Events for Animals, and What 2016 Holds...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's a New Year, and it's always at this time that people like me get all pensive - thinking about the year just gone and the year ahead. Although many will be thinking of a host of resolutions and changes, new jobs, new diet and the like, for me and many like me my thoughts always relate to animals...

Is Anthropomorphism Bad For Wildlife Conservation?

Frontier | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

"The world is too PC!" We've all heard that one before. Like health and safety it was meant to make us all - well - safer; but for political cor...

Monkey Loses Battle For Copyright Over Its Own 'Selfie' Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

A macaque has lost the battle for copyright of its selfie photographs after a judge declared the act cannot be extended to animals. US District Ju...

The Day I Became a Mermaid

Catherine Capon | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Capon

This date was perfect. As I let my eyes roam over his beautifully lined and whiskered face, warmth radiated in the depths of my stomach despite our chilly rendezvous location. His size made me feel tiny but in no way vulnerable.

Video Footage Captures Horror At Running Of The Bulls Event

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

A video has captured scenes of unfolding carnage as an annual running of the bulls event went wrong on the streets of Cusco, Peru. Onlookers can be...

How A Dog Should Wear Pants Becomes Latest Unlikely Viral Debate

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Was The Dress black or gold? What parking space is the car parked in? How would a dog wear pants?— Jared Keller ...

2015: Year in Review

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

September is PupAid month so it was all hands on deck for the biggest puppy farming awareness dog show in Europe and now possibly the world.

Huge Elephant Seal Refuses To Budge During Stand-Off With Rescuers

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A 900-pound elephant seal has been tranquilised and returned to the wild after blocking traffic on a California highway for two days. The animal at...

This Dog Literally Couldn't Be Happier With His Owner's Ingenious Christmas Present

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Dogs are well-known as man's best friend and there will undoubtedly have been many canines who were rewarded for their loyalty at Christmas with a ran...

Pets are One of Life's Most Rewarding Experiences, but you Shouldn't Begin This Journey at Christmas

Andrew Bucher | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Bucher

It's that time of the year when people up and down the country put heart before head and buy a pet for a loved one without thinking through the realities of owning and caring for an animal long-term.

Ten Reasons Why Animals Do Not Make Good Gifts

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Animals can be a wonderful addition to a family - just not when they're gifted to an unsuspecting recipient during one of the most chaotic times of the year. The following are some reasons why...

Incredible Images Capture Python Swallowing A Parrot In Just One Bite

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

An ultimate show of nature has been caught on camera, outside the home of an unsuspecting onlooker in Agnes Waters, Queensland. The incredible ima...

Exotic Pets - Not Just For Christmas

Catherine Capon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Now I am sure that there are many owners who treat their exotic pets wonderfully but in my opinion these animals are not meant to be domesticated. The joy of a monkey or parrot cannot be seen when caged. It is seeing these creatures in their natural environment that brings the wonder and awe of the animal kingdom to us.