UK Animals

What's the Deal With Novelty Yoga?

Becky Stafferton | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Practising yoga with animals is nothing new, Doga - that's dog yoga to us mere mortals - has been around for a good few years now and practitioners proclaim that it helps to nurture their relationship with their precious pooch as well as teaching them to be more relaxed and calm. But goats?

CCTV In Abattoirs Is A Good First Step, But Animals Will Still Suffer

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

As long as consumers continue to buy meat, milk, eggs, and cheese (even though supermarkets are full of delicious plant-based choices), animals will suffer. That's why the kindest choice will always be simply to leave them off our plates.

Thousands Of Elephants Exploited For Tourism Held In Cruel Conditions

Steve McIvor | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Steve McIvor

Two years ago, our team in Asia started a ground-breaking investigation of the conditions endured by elephants across tourist entertainment venues in ...

People Keep Mistaking Handbags For Dogs, And It's Too Funny

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Style

A woman mistook a brown leather handbag for a sleeping Daschshund in a restaurant, and the Internet can’t get enough. Taking to Twitter on Sunday 3...

The Animal Lover's Guide To Yoga Styles For Beginners

Naz Miah | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naz Miah

Have you been wanting to attempt Yoga, yet not certain where to begin? Sense that your pet's looking for something more energising than just everyday walkies? Why not try a new unique experience and introduce Animal Yoga to your routine!

Giving Animals A Second Chance At Happiness Makes My Job Worthwhile

Alex McGilligan | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex McGilligan

My favourite animals have to be the donkeys, especially Snowy as he is a really cheeky boy who is full of character. He always shouts if people walk past and ignore him and he loves a bit of attention.

Lorry Driver Rescues Kitten From Landfill Site And Gives Her The Forever Home She Deserves

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A six-week-old kitten abandoned on a landfill site has found a forever home, all thanks to the hero lorry driver who discovered her. The kitten, who h...

How To Keep Your Cat Cool This Summer

Katrin Scholz | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

With predictions that summer 2017 will be a scorcher in the UK cat parents need to be clued up on how to manage high temperatures.

This Baby Was Completely Oblivious A Lion Was Trying To Attack Him

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Parents

A nine-month-old baby was completely oblivious to the havoc going on behind him when he was sat in front of a lion’s enclosure at the zoo. Levi Poor...

Do Animals Have A Soul Or Go To Heaven?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

A controversy has been playing out in the pages of the Jewish Chronicle over whether animals have souls and whether it is appropriate to say tradition...

Holidaying With Your Dog

Katrin Scholz | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

Summer time is travel time - and of course a holiday is even better if you take man's best friend with you. While some dogs love a journey to adventure, others can become quite anxious. Here's everything you need to know about dogs travelling and how to make it pleasant for you and your four legged companion.

Do Cats Purr When Humans Aren't Around?

The Conversation UK | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Cat owners will be well aware that a cat can produce more than one kind of purr, just as they have a whole repertoire of meows, chirps, growls, spits and other sounds.

What Our Rabbits Taught Us In Life And In Death

Ben Moore | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Last November, at the ripe old age of 9, our female rabbit died. Actually she may have been hare rather than a rabbit, or possibly a bit of both. Either way she left a hole much bigger than her tiny bulk. As Rabbit Awareness Week is upon us I hoped it might help some of you understand a little better if I tell you how we went about filling it.

The Role Of Horsepower In Building Britain Must Not Be Forgotten

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

On International Working Animal Day (15 June), we're asking everyone to show their support for these hardworking animals. It's time that governments and international aid organisations recognised their importance and helped ensure they get the treatment, respect and compassion they deserve.

First Pictures Emerge Of Hamerton Zookeeper Rosa King Killed In 'Freak Accident'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK

Rosa King’s mother has paid tribute to her daughter, who was killed in a “freak accident” at Hamerton Zoo Park after a tiger entered the enclosu...

Protecting Pets During Parasite season

Katrin Scholz | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

There are a number of ways you can prepare and protect your pets during tick season which are strongly advisable. There is potential for real damage to be made should symptoms go unnoticed!

'Utter B****** Of A Cat': Animal Shelter's Hilarious Description For Moggy Waiting To Be Adopted

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mr Biggles is a shiny, black cat waiting to be adopted. He’s also a bit of a bastard. That’s according to staff at Cat People of Melbourne in Aust...

On Wasps And Foxes: Rethinking Our Relationship With Animals

Tiffany Francis | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Tiffany Francis

My relationship with animals is changing every day, and I am certainly guilty of googling dog memes and having a nervous breakdown over a flock of baby ducks. But in order to support the millions of other species we share our planet with, perhaps we should stop treating them like orphaned children that need mothering, and more like other species who just need the space and resources to live healthy (albeit cute) lives.

Mineral Content And Pet Food

Katrin Scholz | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

Globally, different institutions recommend different ratios and levels of mineral content in pet food. The recommendations are usually decided based on the levels of minerals that cause adverse effects in animals as opposed to the perfect level to promote optimum health.

Translating Pet Food Labels

Katrin Scholz | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Katrin Scholz

Whilst most people are paying more attention than ever to labels on their foods are we doing the same for our pets? Often pet owners are not entirely ...

Protecting Animals Is Key To Averting Drought Disaster

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

Our work is local, community-focused and takes place away from the media spotlight. With attention turning once again to east Africa and another malnutrition crisis, the international community must learn the lessons of past failures. Once the animals are gone, we have lost all hope of protecting livelihoods and sustainable communities. If a future of dependency is our only solution, we will have failed once again.

Toxic Treats For Pets This Easter

Katrin Scholz | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

It's almost Easter weekend when we surround ourselves by every kind of chocolate and indulge. Dog owners should beware that chocolate is extremely dangerous and toxic to dogs. But this isn't the only food that causes adverse effects:

8 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For years, cats have been pitted against dogs as some kind of evil, hostile equivalent. (Just watch the film ‘Cats & Dogs’ if you don’t believe ...

Should We De-Extinct Animals?

Frontier | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Frontier

It may seem a good idea for research and technological advancements but how good an idea is it for the animal's own wellbeing. It does not seem in the animal's interests to be brought back from extinction purely to be used for human purposes. Animals must also be exploited throughout the process of back breeding and genetic engineering. Is this justifiable?

Top Canine Nutrition Fails And How To Spot them

Katrin Scholz | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

April is National Pet Month and the perfect time to examine and consider your pet's nutrition and health. Here's some of the most common complaints w...