UK Animals

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.

This One Avoidable Flaw With Social Media Is Killing Rhinos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Tech

Rhinos are ridiculously endangered. There are less than 30,000 in the wild, down form 500,000 in 1900. And there's little good news on the horizon: de...

An Essex Lemur's Audacious Bid For Freedom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

A red lemur has made a somewhat audacious bid for freedom, escaping Colchester Zoo and scampering down the busy road. But unable to resist the lure...

Superbugs: The Hidden Menace of Antibiotics Fed to Farm Animals

Philip Lymbery | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

I am not suggesting that we do not treat sick animals. However, dosing an entire flock of factory farmed chickens or a herd of dairy cattle with antibiotics as a preventative measure is a major contributor to some resistant infections in humans.

I'm a Taxidermy Artist and I "Disrespect Animals"

Margot Magpie | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Margot Magpie

Attacking me and accusing me of hating and killing animals is utterly ridiculous. I absolutely adore animals, but at the end of the day, a dead mouse is unused biological matter, molecules in a pile, and I have no problems breathing new life into it creating something that gets people conversing about life, death and art.

We Must Resolve to Get Animals Out of Laboratories

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

We must resolve to get animals out of laboratories - for their sake and ours.

This Bug Endlessly Spinning This Marshmallow Is A Metaphor For Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

When a bug gets trapped under a piece of marshmallow, there is only one thing it can do: try to get away. Unfortunately in this case it appears tha...

World Day for Animals in Laboratories 2014

Victoria Martindale | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

Countries like the EU, Israel and India have already banned the use of animals in cosmetic testing because animals don't predict the human response. We know this. We know that animals do not provide biologically meaningful human substitutes- and yet we continue to sustain these methods in medical research with our funds and faith.

Black Labrador Bazz Is A Trained Beekeeper

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Yes – it's a dog in a beekeeper’s outfit. But Bazz isn’t dressed up for fun; the black Labrador has been specially trained by beekeeper Josh Ken...

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day: Go Vegan

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Earth Day has to be about more than just turning off lights. We need to reflect seriously on the impact that our individual choices are having on the planet and its inhabitants and start to make better ones.

Redefining Success - How to Create a Happy and Successful Life

Anna Roth | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I am not a trained dog coach. I approach dogs from a soul-searching and creative angle. In overcoming my dog phobia by painting their portraits, I came to realize how sensitive they were. Having lived with several dogs and taken care of them at the Friends of Animals rescue center in Athens, I've learned how to live in the present.

PHOTOS: Vote On Your Favourite Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington PostUK | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Michael Cripps | Posted 16.05.2014 | 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...

Baby Squirrel Breaks Her Ankle. Wears A Pink Cast, Obviously (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

A baby squirrel is on the mend after falling out of her nest and breaking her ankle. The tiny creature also suffered a broken tooth and a bloody n...

Ten Adorable Videos Of Animals Acting Like Humans

Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the Disney's philosopher orangutan King Louie once said "I wanna walk like you, talk like you. You see it's true, an ape like me can learn to be hu...

Animals Asia - From Farm to Freedom, Peace by Piece

Andrew Telling | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK
Andrew Telling

From May 5th, Animals Asia will convert a bear bile farm in Nanning, China, into a sanctuary following a request by the farm to rescue and care for its 130 bears. Mr Yan Shaohong, General Manager of the bear farm, has described the decision as one fuelled by the desire for the company to get out of the increasingly unpopular and ultimately unprofitable industry.

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Dogs need to exercise every day to make sure they're healthy, as well as being happy through mental stimulation. Dogs love exercise and play, and I've always felt it's a win-win situation: you both get exercise and, at the same time, build up a special bond with your dog.

Zoo Puts Down Bear Cub 'To Spare It From Bullying'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

This bear cub has been put down by a Swiss zoo, because it was apparently being bullied by its father. The cub was one of the twin cubs who had be...

Why Volunteers Are Vital to Conservation Research Projects

Frontier | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Frontier

When volunteers come out to conservation projects they like to get involved with surveys in the hope of seeing interesting animals. But volunteers don't always realise where the data they are helping to collect goes.