UK Animals

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?

Meet Gluta, The Happiest Dog In The World Who Overcame Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This is Gluta. She's the happiest dog you will ever see in your life. Ever. A photo posted by The happiest dog in the world (@glutadog) on Nov 13...

Is the Dog Your Archetypal Symbol?

Anna Roth | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

They are an extension of ourselves that we give our love to. They are our friends, our children; their companionship provides us with a greater sense of vitality and represents our character. We adopt them because they need our care, and because we recognize their good intentions.

Couple Give Their Dying Dog A Day Out To Remember

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When photographer Zhenia Bulawka realised her dog Dukes was in the final stages of cancer, she wanted to do something special for him. The 11-year-...

Animals Acting Suspiciously Like Humans

Frontier | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Frontier

We've all heard dogs cry or seen monkeys smile and laugh, but there are some skills we thought no other animals had... most of the time, we were wrong. From tools to fire, from clothes to food seasoning, here are some animals which display "human" characteristics.

Dogs Can Tell When You're Lying To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs may be man's best friend, but only when we're telling them the truth. According to new research, our canine pals can tell when a person is lyi...

£20,000 Raised For Dog Who Tried To Save Owner From A Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs are capable of great acts of heroism when their owners are in danger, and Carmen demonstrated true doggy heroism. When a fire ripped through ...

Japanese Zoo Rehearses Escaped Animal Drill... With A Bloke In A Onesie

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Comedy

A Japanese zoo has continued its tradition of going over-the-top on staff training days. Tama Zoo in Tokyo often make the headlines with their uniq...

Animal Lover Travels 745 Miles To Rescue Puppy With No Legs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In the ultimate act of compassion, a man has travelled 745 miles to adopt a disabled puppy. Animal lover, Gustavo De Rosa, made the long journey f...

Yes, That's A Cat In Zero Gravity

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

What happens to cats in Zero Gravity? This: (That’s archive footage from 1947 by the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories in the US. Mo...