UK Animals

Where Is the Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses?

Alex Cunningham | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Cunningham

The use of wild animals for our own entertainment has no place in a modern society. The sooner their use in circuses is prohibited the better. An outright ban is long overdue and the Government needs to deliver on its promises by bringing one forward without further delay.

This Sloth Falling Asleep While Eating Is Something We Can All Relate To

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Comedy

Sloths are well known for being lazy creatures, often reminding us of sleepy teenagers. That's why it's no surprise this adorable little one managed t...

How Many Vegans? One of the Fastest Growing Lifestyle Movements

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

For the last decade, The Vegan Society has been asked on a weekly basis how many vegans there are, and all we've been able to say in recent years was that we thought numbers would probably have doubled since 2006. On occasion, I've also replied that everyone eats vegan food on a daily basis, but that vegans just eat a little more plant-based than others.

Police Officers Mourn Dog Killed While Pursuing Suspects

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

A police dog has died in a “tragic accident” while pursuing suspected thieves. Rebus, a German Shepherd Belgian Shepherd-cross, was hit by a polic...

Here's A Bit Of #MondayMotivation To Get You Through The Week

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Comedy

It's that time of the week again - no doubt we're all drowning in coffee trying to get through the day so we can be a little bit closer to the weekend...

Pete The Farting Wombat Eats Corn And Lets Rip In TV Interview

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Comedy

The old adage says you should never do TV work with animals or small children - and this is the exact reason why. While filming for BBC Two's Natural ...

Can We Talk About Animal Emotions Now?

Georgina Allen | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK
Georgina Allen

Clarity on what animal welfare actually means to the animal and comprising both positive physical and psychological requirements into definitions and consequent measures are essential to bypass vague and ambiguous guidelines.

Why Supermarkets Have a Duty to Provide Better Labelling for Milk

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

Up to a fifth of dairy cows in the UK are kept indoors in factory farms all year round, never feeling the grass beneath their feet or the sun on their backs. In Denmark 85 per cent of farms were grazing cows on grass in 2001, but by 2010 this had reduced to just 35 per cent . In the US the majority of dairy farms are industrial-scale indoor systems which can house tens of thousands of cows.

Are Our Attitudes to Animal Rights Changing?

Chantal Cooke | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Chantal Cooke

SeaWorld's decision represents a move forward in our attitude towards the rights of animals. It wasn't that long ago, perhaps only a decade, that ending these shows would have been unthinkable. People loved them, they flocked to them, and they made companies like SeaWorld millions of dollars.

Over £100 Million Worth Of Ivory Burnt To Dust In Anti-Poaching Protest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Kenya's president set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a ...

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

When Disaster Strikes, What Do You Think About?

Petra Ingram | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Petra Ingram

The day has started as normal, household chores, children to school and then something odd happens... you notice the door opens, the windows rattle and suddenly, the ground shakes - your worst fear is confirmed, an earthquake is under way.

Puppy Born Without Back Feet Can Finally Play Outside Thanks To This

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An adorable puppy without back feet has been given a pair of red boots which help him run and play. Justin was born without his back feet, which has m...

Virtual Reality: Bringing the Farm to Your Living Room

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jonty Whittleton

I'm standing in the middle of a pig shed. To my left and right, I see row after row of tightly packed sows and their squealing piglets. The building is a sorry sight - hard, featureless, sometimes barely visible in the dim light. I want to leave, except I'm not actually "there". Welcome to the curious world of virtual reality.

Tiger Numbers Prowling in the Right Direction

Frontier | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Last week sprouted the news that for the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers worldwide are on the rise. After a century of poaching and loss of hab...

Adorable Dog Finds New Foster Home, Can't Stop Smiling About It

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An abandoned pit bull has found a loving new foster home - and judging by his face, he's pretty chuffed about it. Just a few weeks ago, four-year-old...

Here's Your #MondayMotivation To Get You Through The Day

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Comedy

Mondays can be tricky. You've spent the weekend relaxing and sleeping in, but now you're back to the daily grind of early starts and working nine to f...

Why Dolphin Conservation Is So Important

Frontier | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Happy National Dolphin Day! In honour of this awareness day for one of the world's most endearing animals, it'd be appropriate to look at some of the ...

Toddler 'Roars' At Tiger, Soon Regrets It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler who imitated a tiger's 'roar' when she saw two in a zoo regretted it very soon after. The two-year-old, who was being filmed by her mum Linz...

The Met Police Is Set To Destroy 300 Dangerous Dogs

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK

The Metropolitan Police will destroy around 300 dogs that have been seized by its officers this year. The Status Dog Unit, a special team of police of...

This Wonderful Hospital Lets Pets Visit Their Poorly Owners

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you're in hospital, sometimes the one thing you want is familiarity - and occasionally that means a cuddle from your pet. But sadly, a lot of th...

From Glory and Celebration to Anguish and Headlines - The Less Than 'Grand' National

Dene Stansall | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Dene Stansall

At 5.15pm on Saturday, 40 horses will face the starting tape in the 2016 Grand National. They're there because of punters' money that will make the bookies, promoters and the horses' connections potentially rich. The horses get nothing out of it - only fear and a serious risk of imminent death.

Girl Attacked By Tiny Furry Ninja

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

This kitten, rather than looking cute and fluffy like tiny cats usually do, likes to pounce - big style. Watch as the girl tiptoes up the sofa, only t...

Dolphin Watching: The Benefits and the Future

Frontier | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Dolphin watching has grown to be one of the most successful types of tourism in the world, offering economic returns as well as educational, research,...

Wayward Swan Casually Holds Up Traffic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Comedy

A rogue swan caused a traffic nightmare in Manchester city centre on Monday, as it slowly sauntered along a main road with no regard for the people st...