UK Animals

Finally, A Pet That's Actually Useful

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Pets are great when you fancy a cuddle or want a bit of unwavering companionship, but they don't really have many real world applications. Until now. ...

Teens Set Puppy On Fire After Torturing Him In 'Most Disturbing' Case Of Animal Cruelty

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Thousands Want 'Justice' For Puppy Tortured And Left For Dead A puppy was stolen by a group of teenagers then tortured for hours and set on...

Four Days of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

So many times I have seen where charities, groups and movements fighting the same cause, wanting identical results refuse to pull together through differing opinions, politics and egos, but sadly, no matter what the issue, unless we can unite for what we are fighting for, world leaders and governments will always have the upper hand.

The Most Devoted Parents of the Animal Kingdom

Frontier | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

The North Pacific Octopus though makes the biggest sacrifice for reproduction. Once in their lifetime, a female octopus carries eggs inside her for five months and then finds a safe hiding place to expel up to 100,000 eggs!

The UK's Urban Wildlife

Frontier | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Wildlife is not just the brown bear in the forests of North America or Eastern Europe, wildlife is right here in front of you; all you need to do is ...

I Don't Need a Man, I've Got a Cat

Rachel Wells | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Wells

I'm divorced and I have a lovely six-year-old son. I also have a six-year-old cat. And that is my family. Loving cats is perfectly normal. Actually I would go so far as to argue that being a cat lady is actually pretty damn cool and I think more women should try it.

Paris Police Mourn Loss Of Beloved Dog Diesel Killed In Saint Denis Siege

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

A Belgian Shepherd police dog is being honored by the force after she was killed by a suicide bomber during a siege on the Paris terror suspects. ...

World Food Security - It's Time to Stop Ignoring the 'Beasts of Burden'

Petra Ingram | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Petra Ingram

Food security is a major global issue. There are many facets of this complex issue, but there is a critical one that continues to be overlooked. This blind spot amounts to ignoring one of the most useful aides to people in the developing world, and the loss of a huge opportunity for international development. It is the contribution of working horses, donkeys and mules.

Chatty Guinea Pigs Have A Conversation About Pumpkin Spice Lattés

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Comedy

The Autumn chill is truly upon us, which only means a few things - everyone is grumpy, it's nearly Christmas, and Starbucks have released their usual ...

Parliament Must Do the Right Thing and Do What It Takes to Bring the Horrific Practice of Puppy Farming to a Halt

Baroness Parminter | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Parminter

While Liberal Democrats have been calling for a change to the law to protect puppies for many years, this need not be a party political issue. The issue of puppy farming is surely something that people of conscience across all parties can agree must be tackled. On Monday I am speaking in Parliament and calling for the Government to do exactly that.

The Circus

Steve Backshall | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Steve Backshall

Once upon a time we knew no better. I went to see performing Orca at Windsor Safari Park as a kid and loved them. I used to have a choke chain on my dog, laughed at the PG Tips chimps, and would probably quite have liked to be a lion tamer myself. But attitudes change, we live and we learn.

Facts About Three-Toed Sloths

Frontier | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

While they may be known as one of nature's laziest animals, sloths are also host to some very unusual and perhaps surprising attributes...

This Man, His Dogs And Their Kayak Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

One man has gone to extremes to ensure his pets experience the same adventures as himself, building two spaces for his dogs to join him in his Kayak. ...

Trick or Eat? Nature's Real-Life Body Snatchers Are Far Spookier Than Your Average Halloween

Jodie Tyley | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

They're not quite the classic brain-eating, gormless slow-shufflers of horror movies, but in the animal kingdom, the zombie threat is very real. The culprit? Parasites: small organisms with complex life cycles that set up camp inside their animal hosts.

Five Places to See Incredible Wildlife in Europe

Frontier | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We always seem to look afar when it comes to seeing wildlife. It seems more exciting, colourful and diverse on every continent other than Europe. Tropical birds are more colourful than a gull, that much is true, but you don't have to go abroad to find unique and breathtaking wildlife. Why not stay in Europe for your next trip?

Woman Shot In The Foot By Pet Dog Named Trigger

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

What’s in a name? Well when one woman named her pet dog Trigger, she had no idea how apt it would prove to be. Allie Carter, from Avilla in India...

Vegan Student Claims She Was Refused Catering Job For Not Wearing Leather Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A vegan student has claimed she was refused a catering job at her university because she would not wear leather shoes for ethical reasons. Dominika...

Vulture Gets Head Stuck Up Pig's Bum Because Nature Has A Wicked Sense Of Humour

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

A bizarre video recording has captured one of the many cruel oddities of the animal kingdom. A vulture with it's head caught up the bum of a pig. ...

Hunter Pays Nearly £40,000 To Kill One Of Zimbabwe's Biggest Elephants

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK

A hunter has shot dead one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe, according to reports. The huge creature is thought to be the biggest ele...

Incredible Moment Man Rescues Stranger's Dog From Burning House

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A man has risked his life to save a stranger's dog from a house fire, in a random act of kindness. The pooch - named Sampson - was left inside as f...

Orca That Spent Its Life In Captivity Dies At French Marine Park

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

A young orca who spent his whole life in captivity has died, just four months after the death of his mother at the same marine park. 19-year-old V...

Top Dogs Throughout UK Revealed

Caroline Kisko | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

Dogs are part of the fabric of British life, but some dog breeds are more likely to make it into our hearts and homes than others - and it seems that Instagram is the latest social media craze to impact on the type of dog that we are choosing.

Extreme Animal Migrations

Frontier | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

We humans are not the only ones that enjoy a trip abroad. Some animal species migrate to find food, breed, or escape the cold. There are a few species...

Seven Small Deadly Animals

Frontier | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Deadly animals? Sure. Crocodiles, snakes, sharks. But we are talking much, much smaller. The obvious small animal with the ability to kill you - and ...

Six Animals With Bad Reputations

Catherine Capon | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Man-eating sharks, venomous giant lizards and snakes that can swallow a human whole; these don't sound like the type of animals you want to be on the same continent with, let alone getting within a few metres of. However, in 2015, I've made it my mission to meet some of the most 'deadly' creatures on our planet to see whether they deserve their scary reputations.