UK Animals

Relieving Loneliness With Pets

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

Backing this up, Anchor's new research has found that 30% of those aged over 65 think a pet reduces feelings of anxiety and 28% believe they increase happiness. Tellingly of the companionship and comfort pets can offer, the majority of older pet owners said they rely more on their pets for company than they do on their friends, children or neighbours.

Life Is Changing For Animals In Africa

Petra Ingram | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK
Petra Ingram

Things are changing in Africa. After years of banging on the door, it's beginning to open, and animals all across Africa are beginning to see some gre...

Animal Therapy Used To Help Patients With Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder

PA | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are being treated with dogs, rabbits and rats at a Manchester hospital. The seven-week course of anim...

Why The UK Ivory Ban Consultation Is Good News For Elephants

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

The Government's ivory ban consultation will run for 12 weeks, closing on December 29. It is vital that a ban is introduced as time really is running out for elephants and we in the UK have a part to play.

Britain - A Nation Of Pet Lovers - Must Stand Up For Animals Overseas

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

Britain has a long-held reputation as a nation of animal lovers. And it's a reputation that extends around the world. Historically, Britain was the f...

Are We Cruel Or Kind? World Animal Day Could Tell Us

Joanna Randall | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK
Joanna Randall

Our love for other animals is a uniquely human quality. We involve them in medical therapy, go to expensive lengths to save and study them, and we sha...

10 Unusual (And Ethical) Animal Encounters To Add To Your Bucket List

Jackie Gallego | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you love animals and the natural world, you’ll surely want some animal encounters on your travel bucket list? From swimming with piglets in the w...

10 Tips To Becoming A House Sitter

Brittnay Sharman | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brittnay Sharman

Kicked out of the UK! Our visas were done. Two years in London was life changing but our livers, wallets and bodies needed a rest. Not ready to go home, this New Zealand/Australian couple decided to move to Dublin.

More Than 500 Border Collies Attempt Cutest Ever World Record Attempt

HuffPost Australia | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The news that more than 500 adorable border collie doggos were congregating in the one place, where you unfortunately didn’t happen to also be, may ...

Is Brexit An Opportunity For A More Humane And Human-Relevant Life Sciences Sector?

Michelle Thew | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Tech
Michelle Thew

The UK is looking to be a world leader in the development of non-animal based technologies to replace the use of animals in science and training. A review of the life sciences strategy is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to this objective, make a real change to the lives of millions of animals and improve the human-relevance of the country's science.

Autumnal Pet Care

Katrin Scholz | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

The fur of cats and dogs protects from moisture, heat, cold, UV rays and injuries. In the winter, it is important that you support this protection and keep it in good condition. While we take care of our winter clothes hang our coats, scarves and gloves when we return home, your four-legged friends can't do this with their winter fur unfortunately.

How To See Amazing Animals When You Travel - And Keep It Ethical

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to scream every time you see a photo of someone cuddling a sedated tiger in a far-flung country on your Facebook feed, we feel you. From T...

Bittersweet Moment 87-Year-Old Is Granted Dying Wish To Feed A Horse One Last Time

SWNS | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The touching moment an elderly man was able to feed a horse one last time has been captured on camera. Patrick Saunders, 87, had spent most of his ado...

Watch This Irish Family's Attempt To Remove A Bat From Their Home And Try Not To Laugh

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A video of an Irish family trying (and failing) to catch a bat trapped in their house has left the internet in fits of giggles. Tadhg Fleming, from Ke...

What's the Deal With Novelty Yoga?

Becky Stafferton | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Practising yoga with animals is nothing new, Doga - that's dog yoga to us mere mortals - has been around for a good few years now and practitioners proclaim that it helps to nurture their relationship with their precious pooch as well as teaching them to be more relaxed and calm. But goats?

CCTV In Abattoirs Is A Good First Step, But Animals Will Still Suffer

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

As long as consumers continue to buy meat, milk, eggs, and cheese (even though supermarkets are full of delicious plant-based choices), animals will suffer. That's why the kindest choice will always be simply to leave them off our plates.

Thousands Of Elephants Exploited For Tourism Held In Cruel Conditions

Steve McIvor | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Steve McIvor

Two years ago, our team in Asia started a ground-breaking investigation of the conditions endured by elephants across tourist entertainment venues in ...

People Keep Mistaking Handbags For Dogs, And It's Too Funny

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Style

A woman mistook a brown leather handbag for a sleeping Daschshund in a restaurant, and the Internet can’t get enough. Taking to Twitter on Sunday 3...

The Animal Lover's Guide To Yoga Styles For Beginners

Naz Miah | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naz Miah

Have you been wanting to attempt Yoga, yet not certain where to begin? Sense that your pet's looking for something more energising than just everyday walkies? Why not try a new unique experience and introduce Animal Yoga to your routine!

Giving Animals A Second Chance At Happiness Makes My Job Worthwhile

Alex McGilligan | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex McGilligan

My favourite animals have to be the donkeys, especially Snowy as he is a really cheeky boy who is full of character. He always shouts if people walk past and ignore him and he loves a bit of attention.

Lorry Driver Rescues Kitten From Landfill Site And Gives Her The Forever Home She Deserves

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A six-week-old kitten abandoned on a landfill site has found a forever home, all thanks to the hero lorry driver who discovered her. The kitten, who h...

How To Keep Your Cat Cool This Summer

Katrin Scholz | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

With predictions that summer 2017 will be a scorcher in the UK cat parents need to be clued up on how to manage high temperatures.

This Baby Was Completely Oblivious A Lion Was Trying To Attack Him

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Parents

A nine-month-old baby was completely oblivious to the havoc going on behind him when he was sat in front of a lion’s enclosure at the zoo. Levi Poor...

Do Animals Have A Soul Or Go To Heaven?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

A controversy has been playing out in the pages of the Jewish Chronicle over whether animals have souls and whether it is appropriate to say tradition...

Holidaying With Your Dog

Katrin Scholz | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

Summer time is travel time - and of course a holiday is even better if you take man's best friend with you. While some dogs love a journey to adventure, others can become quite anxious. Here's everything you need to know about dogs travelling and how to make it pleasant for you and your four legged companion.