UK Animals

For Fox Sake, Enforce the Hunting Act

Victoria Martindale | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Victoria Martindale

It was a battle hard fought but hunting wild animals with dogs for sport was eventually banned in England and Wales in 2004. This is a fantastic achievement. However, what a lot of people perhaps don't realise is that despite this ban, hunting continues more than ever before. We may have won the battle, but the war is far from over.

A Visitor's Perspective on Tourism and Animal Welfare in Myanmar

Georgina Allen | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

Often innocently visited by tourists because they love animals, few know the often real brutality that can goes on breaking in and managing elephants (meant for the tourist industry) so that they can be ridden or handled, a concerning issue documented in other S-E Asian countries.

Abandoned Dogs So Badly Abused They're Unrecognisable

Solent News & Photo Agency | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A shocking set of photographs show two dogs with mangled coats dumped on a roadside - unable to see or stand properly. The harrowing pictures show ...

This Dying Dog's Bucket List Is Unbelievably Sweet

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Lauren Fern Watt found out that her English Mastiff, Gizelle, was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, she was absolutely devastated. Watt's ...

7 Wonders Of The Animal World

Frontier | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Frontier

Here we have selected 7 of nature's best architects; from deep down in the sea to nestled up in the trees, animals also know how to build impressive structures.

Meet Roo, The Dog Who Thinks She's A Kangaroo

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Roo is a five-month-old puppy who was born with three legs and tragically lost another shortly after birth. At 16 weeks, the Collie-Whippet cross w...

Dogs Pictured Before & After Adoption Will Melt Your Heart

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

They say dogs are a man’s best friend – and these pictures prove the adage perfectly. Featuring striking images of hounds before and after adop...

Dazed Elephant Starts Humping Cars In Bizarre Rampage

The Huffington Post UK/ITN | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

A wild elephant in Thailand has been caught on camera as it rammed a car in Khao Yai National Park near the capital, Bangkok. No injuries were repo...

Born To Lead? Monkey Brains Give You the Answer

Frontier | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

A scientific study from Oxford University made an interesting discovery about macaque monkeys, their brains and its relation to their position in the social hierarchy. According to the study, monkeys seem to have specialised brains that indicates whether they are a leader or a follower...

Cats Love Boobs. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy

This delightful mash-up video is indisputable proof that cats are all perverts. Tiny, hairy, adorable perverts....

See The World Like A Horse With This Insane Gadget

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

A group of Irish artists have created a series of helmets which allow the wearer to see through the eyes of different animals. The curiously shaped...

Let's Weigh in on the Cruelty in Zoos

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Zoos are based on the menageries of old and harken back to a time when Europeans used to pillage other continents and steal their treasures. Zookeepers today must recognise that their business model is dying and stop pretending that zoos make meaningful contributions to conservation.

Boy With Cancer Receives Half A Million Photos Of Therapy Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager undergoing chemotherapy has been inundated with photographs of half a million virtual therapy dogs from well wishers across the globe. A...

The Non-Human Rights Movement Is Exciting, But We Must Tread Carefully

Georgina Allen | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

I genuinely believe applying personhood protection to non-human animals is a wonderful concept, which I support wholeheartedly if it continues to drive forward better welfare practices and respect for animals in general. The downfall will be if it only mediates a short-term change to a few individual animals.

Norfolk Man Spends £300 To Save Constipated Goldfish

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

An animal lover from Norfolk splashed hundreds of pounds on an operation to save his bunged-up goldfish. The man took the pet, which he keeps in a ...

After Watching This You'll Never Want To Leave Your Dog Alone

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs are loyal companions. They stay by your side, day and night. They love you unconditionally and boy do you know it. But what actually happens w...

Do Cats Actually Feel Any Emotion Towards Their Owners?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a cat owner, it can be hard sometimes to figure out whether your pet genuinely pines for you when you're gone, or if their love for you is more sup...

Are You Wearing Dog Skin?

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Take a peek inside your wardrobe. Do you have any leather gloves or belts? Leather handbags or wallets? Unless you are a long-time vegan, you probably have something made of leather. If so, then now may be the time to bury that dead skin. As a new investigation has revealed, those leather accessories might have been made from man's best friend.

This Is Why You Should Never Let Your Dog Eat Chocolate

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before you ask "is this some kind of canine Exorcist remake?" The answer is, quite simply, no. This, ladies and gentleman, is why you should NEVER fee...

Tortoise Rescues Friend, But Has An Ulterior Motive

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy

A video of a tortoise helping its friend has been going viral, but it may not be as heroic as it seems. The video's uploader said: "We were all ver...

Why Everyone Needs a Fluffy Animal This Christmas

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

Animal-assisted therapy is nothing new, though largely unheard of. Used for varying therapies, from in prisons to deal with aggression to nursing homes to deal with isolation, or, as I have found most handy, to help with depression, the unconditional love of an animal can be a wonderfully soothing thing. Here are seven reasons why you should consider getting a fluffy animal this Christmas:

11 Cute Instagram Cats Worth Following In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What would Instagram be without #foodporn pics, selfies and, of course, cute cats? In fact, let's not even try to answer that. It's too upsetting to t...

Five Animals You Would Want On Your Zombie Apocalypse Team

Frontier | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Frontier

No doubt you've thought about who and what you would take with you to survive a post-apocalyptic world teeming with zombies, but have you given a thought to animals? Chances are some animals will possess qualities and abilities that could be very useful to a well-rounded zombie apocalypse team.

Obese Man Squashes Nativity Donkey To Death At Christmas Market

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

An overweight man is being investigated by police for allegedly squashing a donkey to death at a Spanish Christmas market. The unidentified man cli...

Rabbits: I Can't Fix This With a Wave of a Wand...

Evanna Lynch | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Evanna Lynch

Sometimes, I do get overwhelmed by this stuff and it's hard to see so much cruelty and know that you can't just fix it all with (forgive me) a wave of your wand. But the only way you can really fail is by failing to try to make a difference.