UK Animals

My Top 10 Dog Lit Books: The Best Holiday Reading For Dog Lovers

Monica Cafferky | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Cafferky

First there was Chick Lit, then came Dog Lit. And I confess, Dog Lit has become my guilty pleasure. I read it all from memoirs about naughty Labradors to novels about Eskimos and their sled dogs.

Who Brings the Zoo to You?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

What I dislike is the lack of regulation, and the rise of start-up companies with neither the knowledge nor experience to share such specialist animals with the public. The problem with animal encounter companies can be split broadly into two main areas: animal welfare, and, public safety.

What This Dog Did After His Owner Died Is Utterly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Prepare to take a trip on the feels train, this story is probably going to make you cry. The emotional rescue of Woody the poodle who was abandone...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, ...

How to Deal With Pet Hair

Hilary Wardle | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

Don't you just hate it when you come home from work and find a circle of dark dog or cat hair on your white duvet cover or sofa? Does it drive you crazy? Do you spend all of your spare cash on lint rollers?Do you get tired of finding drifts of it under beds, on clothing and along skirting boards?

Guess What...Animals DO Have Emotions

Maria Senise | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Last year, while I was home alone, I had discovered something that sent a wave of shock through me. I had ventured into the basement for a work out when it was to my dismayed surprise that I noticed a very old robin stuck in our window well. I knew he was old because he he had grey tufts of hair surrounding his head like a halo, and the poor little guy didn't move very much.

Compassion - Not Cunning - Is the Greatest Gift We Can Gain From Foxes

Natalie Bennett | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Foxes are cute, fox cubs particularly cute, it's understandable that they get a lot of attention and attract compassion. But that compassion should be encouraged for all of our natural world, and all of our human world. The potential is there in all of us, but at the moment our political rhetoric and policies are all discouraging, repressing that.

Tradition or Travesty: China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival - I Say 'NoToDogMeat'

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

As a dog lover I cannot imagine anything worse than my best friend used for food - and the thought of her being beaten, hung, skinned, blowtorched or even boiled alive leaves me frozen and distressed. Imagine then an entire festival devoted to eating dog as part of a trade where such methods are commonplace. This is not a myth created to shock - it's a fact.

The World's Most Extraordinary Craze: Hummingbirds, Wanted Dead Or Alive

Bill Coles | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK
Bill Coles

I have just come across one of the saddest, most extraordinary obsessions ever to sweep Britain: for a few decades, Victorian Brits went completely mad for all things hummingbird.

Daredevil Stunt Cow Spotted In Swiss Alps...

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

You cud not make it up! The steaks could not have been higher when a lonely and presumably Friesian bovine moo-ved itself onto... oh you get the pi...

Brazil Passes Historic Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing but Loopholes Must Be Closed

Troy Seidle | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

The vote of an animal protection Bill in the Congress is a rare event. We should savour this victory that puts Brazil on the path to join the 28 member states of the European Union, as well as Norway, Israel and India, countries that have rejected these unethical tests.

You Can't Imagine How Randy This Guinea Pig Is...

SWNS | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

A sex-mad guinea pig broke out of its enclosure at an animal sanctuary and mated with 100 females – leaving them all pregnant. The rampant two-ye...

PHOTOS: Vote On Your Favourite Pictures Of The Week

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Michael Cripps | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagla...

Adorable Service Dog Taxi Benke Gets Picture In School Yearbook

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

For the past four years Taxi has faithfully been by schoolgirl Rachel Benke's side, so it only seemed natural that when her school yearbook came out, ...

25 Cats Who Are Winning At Life

Huffington Post UK | Philippa Warr | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Comedy

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you'd be forgiven for assuming that a cat's daily routine consists of freaking out, wearing costumes and f...

World Trade Organisation's Decision Gets Seal of Approval From Peta (and Seals)

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has upheld a ruling that allows the European Union to ban seal fur imports on moral grounds. Canada fought desperately to have the ban repealed, but the WTO affirmed that nations have the right to reject seal products which they find morally reprehensible.

Cruelty Still Flies With Air France

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Most passengers aboard Air France flights probably have no idea that in the cargo holds right beneath their feet could huddle dozens of terrified monkeys locked in small boxes and headed for nightmarish laboratories or that their ticket supported a company that is knowingly delivering these unfortunate primate passengers to laboratories...

Guide to Keeping Kids and Yummy Mummies Entertained This Half-term‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

As a child I was told I could never have pets... My dad, from Ghana, said he'd eat them. Fair play. Still don't know if he was joking or not. So now I'm faced with the dilemma of whether or not to join the 13million households in the UK with a pet, after my tot has fallen in love with his Grandmother's cat.

PHOTOS: Vote On Your Favourite Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington PostUK | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Michael Cripps | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagla...

Obesity Is Officially the Biggest Welfare Concern Facing Greedy Pets in the UK

Martin Brice | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Brice

The PDSA estimate that as many as two and a half million dogs (one in three) as well as two million cats (one in four) in the UK are overweight... The report includes a survey of dog owners where nine out of ten admit to feeding high calorie human foods including take-aways, biscuits, chips and even alcohol to pets.

Could This Be The Beginning Of The End For 'Unethical' Animal Attractions?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

In a dramatic move that could have a great impact on how animal parks conduct business, a major travel company has announced it is to boycott a number...

Spider Photobombs Selfie, With Predictably Disastrous Results

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

Selfies are a dangerous pastime. You start off trying to just take a picture of yourself, and you can end up being hit by a train. And then there a...

Halal Hysteria: It's About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

The recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It's just good old-fashioned Islamophobia. This is not to say that some people don't have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are slaughtered: they do. But these are not the people now jumping on the anti-halal bandwagon.

Massive Escaped Bird 'To Be Turned Into Sausages'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

A runaway flightless bird which escaped its enclosure almost two months ago has been shot dead and will reportedly be turned into gourmet sausages. ...

What All Owners Need to Know About the Amended Dangerous Dogs Act

Clare Williams | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

The Dangerous Dog Act misleadingly suggests this is a law only applying to certain breeds of dogs most famously the banned Pit Bull. In fact it is a law that has always applied to all owners and all dog breeds.