UK Animals

Shocking Footage Shows Worker Throwing Cat To The Ground After Rescue

The Huffington Post UK/KTLA | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Shocking footage has emerged from Los Angeles showing a government worker rescue a cat from a telephone pole then throw it to the street below. ...

Extraordinary Newborns: Their First Steps Put to the Test

Frontier | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Frontier

Barnacle Geese are a species which I personally was taken aback by. If any of you have seen the new series called 'Life Story,' presented by Sir David Attenborough, then you know very well that this species in particular is one which leaves you utterly mesmerized. Check it out the video below.

Seals Are Sexually Assaulting Penguins. Seriously....

Barcroft TV | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Astonishing footage reveals an enormous seal forcing itself onto a king penguin. Four separate observations were made of individual Antarctic fur seal...

It's a Dog's Life

Christina Miller | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

This summer, we decided to do a road trip around the UK. Jake hopped in the back of the car, all of us prepared to rough it in a tent; we had no idea that so many hotels were dog friendly - our "working" dog ended up living the high life at some of the UK's finest hotels! It got me thinking: given the choice, where would dogs go on holiday?

Join Me in WWF's Battle to Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade

Andy Murray | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Andy Murray

As illegal wildlife trade has grown and become more organised, it's now the fourth largest illegal transnational trade worldwide after drugs, counterfeiting and people trafficking. According to WWF, the equivalent of about three rhinos were poached every day in 2013. As someone who is very passionate about animals this is something that I really don't like hearing about. The illegal trade in animal parts is the biggest threat to many species and must be stopped. I decided to get more involved and support WWF because I love wildlife. I have since I was a kid.

What Does Your Dog Do Which Makes You Scream (And Then Cuddle Them)?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All dog owners will know that looking after a pooch has its ups and downs. When our woofers are game for fireside snuggles, we can’t get enough o...

Horses: The Ultimate Career Changers

Frontier | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Frontier

Horses have been a part of human history from the very beginning. They have witnessed wars between countries and bled for kings and queens to whom they meant little. Horses allowed us to get from one place to another in a time when cars and trains were no more than science fiction.

Vegan: The New Status Quo?

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

The risk of early death is 40% lower in people consuming more than seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Vegetables are especially important, and some studies show that raw vegetables (salads) are particularly protective. The lower risk of early death is primarily due to a lower risk in heart disease. Vegans typically also have lower body weights, lower risk of developing Type II diabetes, and they experience other health benefits.

PHOTOS: The Best News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 31.10.2014 | 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, ...

Cat Lovers

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I started panicking, putting posters up, contacting every cat loving organisation and tweeting frantically, and if I'm honest it's been a shoddy few weeks since that night. We miss her incredibly and can't get over how much.

Why Are There So Many Spiders in Your House?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Autumn doesn’t just mean orange leaves and chilly mornings, it’s also the start of spider season. As the evenings grow shorter, you’ll probab...

Prince Charles Orders Squirrel Cull

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK

The Prince of Wales has ordered a cull of grey squirrels on his estate, in a bid to protect the endangered indigenous red squirrel, his spokesman has ...

PHOTOS: The Best News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 24.10.2014 | 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 Avoid Hurting Animals With Ecotourism

Frontier | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Frontier

What does it means to be a responsible tourist and why someone should consider their trip from an environmental perspective, and try to ensure what they do abroad and how they get there is sustainable?

Nepal - Please Stop the Mass Animal Slaughter

Joanna Lumley | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Joanna Lumley

I am so sad to hear that another Gadhimai Festival will be held in Nepal this November. The festival, which is only about 250 years old, takes place every five years. At the last festival, in 2009, it is estimated that around 500,000 water buffaloes, goats and chickens were slaughtered, having their heads severed in a mass sacrificial killing. Families, including young children, came to watch the bloody spectacle. The sacrificial killing is held to please the goddess Gadhimai, to avert evil and bring prosperity. Animal sacrifice is banned in many Indian states, but people travel from northern India to Nepal with their animals to sacrifice them at the festival.

Is Your Vet Rabbit Savvy?

Jo Hinde | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Jo Hinde

You may be shocked to find out that not all vets are well trained in rabbits (many can have as little as a two week slot for exotics as a whole including reptiles, birds and small furries). This means that the majority of vets out there have very little knowledge of rabbits needs, behaviours, ailments and how to treat them correctly.

Pit Bulls, Witchhunts, Genocide and Dogifestos

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Beverley Cuddy

Pit Bulls are the most vilified and legislated-against type of dog in UK history and had the Dangerous Dogs Act done the job that Kenneth Baker and the Tory government had intended it to do, the 1991 generation would have been the last. The Act ordered all Pit Bull types to be neutered or killed.

The Show Can't Go On - The Truth Behind Animals in Entertainment

Mike Baker | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Mike Baker

Restrained by chains, isolated from other elephants, kept in bright sunlight on hot concrete that hurts his feet - until it's time to carry the next heavy load of excited tourists on his back, controlled by a bull hook if he should put a foot wrong. Such is the life of an elephant 'working' in entertainment in Asia today.

PHOTOS: The Best News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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, ...

Sharks Fighting Sharks Is Really Scary

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

Adam Malski was out on his boat around 50 miles off the Australia coast when he caught something pretty incredible on camera: a Great White Shark figh...

Five Heart Facts for World Heart Day

Frontier | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

It's World Heart Day, so let's delve in to the animal kingdom and feast upon it's many wonderful varieties! From the hugely big, to the impossibly small, the fastest beating and the hardest working, animal hearts are amazingly varied. Check out these great animal heart facts!

Whither Japanese Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

For the moment, Japan seems intent on launching its plan for a new 'scientific' whaling programme in the Southern Ocean. Whilst it has some allies, the issue drives a wedge between Japan and many other nations. Japan may be able to deflect charges against whaling, including that it is cruel, by casting such criticism as a form of anti-Japanese cultural imperialism. Our only hope is that, given the ICJ ruling is above any rhetoric or politics, perhaps those in power in Japan will be better able to see that commercial whaling is ecologically unsound, uneconomic and, in terms of international relations, disastrous.

A Brush With Death

Justine Jenkins | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justine Jenkins

Raccoons, badgers and squirrels- each year many millions of animals are trapped and brutally killed in the wild for their fur and hair. I will spare you the soul-eroding statistics of animal deaths on fur-farms and the fate which meets these animals even while still 'living', suffice to say they live in misery.

More Than 20 Dogs Killed In Another Horrific Blaze

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK

More than 20 dogs have died in a fire, just a week after more than 50 animals were killed in a suspected arson attack at Manchester Dogs Home. The ...

Manchester Dogs' Home Fire: What Does It Say About How We See Animals?

Louise Mead | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Mead

We have seen this last week that a great many people strongly believe strongly it is wrong to kill animals unnecessarily. We know it is not necessary to use animals to live and thrive. So is it not time that we asked ourselves, why do we love some but kill others?