UK Animals

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 19.03.2015 | 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 18.03.2015 | 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 18.03.2015 | 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...

Is Your Dog Getting Too Much 'Me Time'?

Claire Stallard | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Claire Stallard

Although we can't change the fact that dogs want to spend most of their time with us (and why would we as this is what makes them fantastic companions!), we can at least help them by preparing them well for spending a bit of time on their own, should they need to.

Call to Action - Rabbit's Require Rights

Jo Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Jo Hinde

The aim is to give rabbits the same protection by law as dogs and cats currently have by ending the widespread sale of rabbits via pet shops and other outlets. The petition recommends this is done by introducing ordinances protecting rabbits similar to those operational in numerous states and cities in Northern USA and Canada.

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I lost my job as a top sales executive with a British brand leader, my company car, wardrobe of designer clothes and shoes, credit cards, my home and consequently my self-respect, because I placed all this material stuff above everything else.

Why Two Russian Bears Are Symbolic of the Suffering That Millions of Wild Animals Face on a Daily Basis, Around the World

Mike Baker | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

The two Sochi bears represent a tiny window on the huge and growing problem of wild animals used in entertainment. But sometimes, it's the cases of individual suffering that tell the story a little more readily, and have the power to effect change for a far greater number.

Campaigning Across the World - How Cruelty Free International is Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Michelle Thew | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

Korea is not known for sympathy towards animals - practices such as eating dogs may be dwindling, but the first job was to influence public opinion.

Weasel Flies Off On Woodpecker's Back For Amazing Adventure

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

Is it a bird? Is it a weasel? No, it's a woodpecker and weasel, hurtling through an Essex country park on what appears to be a riotous adventure toget...

Circus Animals - 10 Reasons the Show Must Go On

Douglas McPherson | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Douglas McPherson

Circuses with wild animals are strictly regulated by a licensing scheme, introduced in 2012, that sees them inspected by vets six times a year (twice unannounced) with the results available online. Every aspect of the animal's life, diet and accommodation is governed by strict guidelines.

Unearthing Giants: What Discoveries Are Still Awaiting Us?

Frontier | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

Will any animals to evolve so large again, or has the earth's atmosphere moved beyond such possibilities?