UK Animals

Let Kindness Be the Inspiration

Sharon Bull | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

It's not often you meet someone who inspires you, the way Carole Webb inspired me, but earlier this year I was privileged to meet this wonderful lady and all her animals - including Moonbeam, George, Blossom and Jack. Spending time at Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary confirmed to me, just how intelligent and gentle, farm animals are.

This Puppy Which Looks Like A Teddy Bear Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Tonkey, the four-month-old bear coat Shar Pei puppy who looks more like a teddy bear than a dog. A photo posted by Tonkey Bear (@bearcoat_to...

UK Minister's Explosive Reaction To Cecil The Lion Killing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised that Britain will play a "leading role" in tackling international wildlife crime after the killing of Cecil the Lion as a U...

This Angry Puggle Might Be The Successor To Grumpy Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

This is Earl. He's a grumpy little puggle. The second generation pug-beagle-mix's angry demeanour is actually a result of his underbite, accord...

These Cartoon Tributes To Cecil The Lion Are Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

The killing of a Zimbabwean lion called Cecil has caused uproar around the world - and now a number of cartoonists have paid their respect to him. ...

No One Can Identify Mystery 'Creepy And Deformed' Creature

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

A curious woman has taken to Facebook to try and identify a "creepy and deformed" creature she stumbled upon in Barren County, Kentucky. Chasity N...

Can Your Pet Be Allergic to Humans ?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

Just like people, dogs and cats can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognise certain everyday substances - or allergens - as dangerous. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and harmless to most animals, pets with allergies will have an extreme reaction to them.

'Despicable'! Top MP Wants Inquiry After Cecil The Lion Killing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics

A Commons inquiry into international wildlife crime is being considered following the "despicable" killing of Africa's most famous lion, an MP has sai...

Yoda The Owl Gets His Own Library Card As A Thank You For Scaring Off Seagulls

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Yoda is possibly one of the more unusual-looking students at Bath University. No, he's not green, balding and a movie star - he's brown, feathery and ...

Incredible Parrot Sings 'Everything Is Awesome' From The Lego Movie

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Princess Yellow Feather is an incredibly chatty yellow-naped amazon parrot with an exceptional singing voice. She also seems to be a fan of the hit...

Are These The Last Known Photos Of Cecil The Lion?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, was hunted down and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, sparking outrage across t...

Peta Calls For Lion Killer To Be 'Extradited, Charged, And Preferably Hanged'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Animal rights organisation PETA said it wants to see Walter Palmer, the American dentist who hunted and shot dead Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, "extr...

The Review Page Of Dentist 'Outed As Cecil The Lion's Killer' Has Been Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Walt Palmer is the American and "elite hunter" who has been accused of killing Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, after the beast was found decapitated an...

Cecil The Lion's Killer 'Revealed As American Dentist'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

The man who is believed to have paid wildlife guides £35,000 to let him hunt and kill Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, is reportedly an American dentis...

Cecil The Lion, Zimbabwe's Famous Big Cat, Shot And Killed By Hunter Who Bribed Wildlife Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, has been shot and killed by a man who paid £35,000 to wildlife guides to let him hunt the animal. The m...

There Are Only 100 Tigers Left In Bangladesh's Famed Sundarban Forest

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

There are only around 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's Sundarban forest, a number which is far lower than previously thought. The mangrove forest, o...

Why Animals Should Be Treated as Co-citizens

Tom Burns | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK
Tom Burns

It is likely that the way we treat animals will change and one day we might even call them our co-citizens. A few decades ago the animal rights movement seemed to some like a fringe fad, but it is now part the mainstream. Call me barking mad, but I suspect that in a few more decades we might be talking about co-citizen adoption agencies rather than pet shops.

This Train Isn't Mooving...

PA | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

A railway line had to close after a train derailed when it hit a herd of cows that had strayed onto the track. Southeastern Trains said the incide...

500k People Don't Want The Government To Lift A Ban On 'Bee-Killing' Pesticides - But It Just Did

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

The government has lifted an EU ban on "dangerous" pesticides linked to the decline in bees, despite a petition from more than half a million people p...

The Fallacy of Old Macdonald

Philip Lymbery | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

It's a myth peddled to children from an exceptionally young age; before they can walk or talk, with colourful picture books showing happy animals grazing by duck ponds in lush green fields. In these story books the farmer and his wife are a picture of health - their bonny children and a mischievous-looking dog at their sides.

Spot The Snow Leopard: Incredible Pictures Show Camouflaged Cat Stalking Its Prey

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

If you peer hard enough, you might just spot it - the elusive snow leopard hunting its prey in the Indian Himalayas. Captured by Australian photogr...

This Beautiful Photograph Stopped These Dogs From Being Put Down

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A touching photograph of two dogs hugging has saved both of their lives. The snap of the dogs was posted on Facebook by The Angels Among Us Pet Res...

Six Seagull Stories That Prove Fleet Street Is On Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

The news never sleeps but even journalists take a break and head off on holiday sometimes. Unfortunately it’s fairly obvious that most of Fleet ...

Dear Dredge - The UK's Foremost Untrained Agony Uncle Attempts to Help You With Your Problems

John Dredge | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

My husband has decided to hire the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to mow our lawn. He feels that not only would the large number of people involved help get the task completed more quickly, but they might give us a performance afterwards at no extra cost. We are both fans of classical music and effective gardening, but is this a step too far?

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.