UK Animals

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

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.

David Cameron Must Deliver Promised Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

Much animal suffering is not immediately obvious and visible. They are forced to suffer long, arduous journeys and extended periods tied up, chained or caged - with no freedom of movement. Housed in temporary, transportable accommodation, it is simply not possible for circuses to provide an appropriate environment for wild animals.

Grand National Disgrace

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ingrid Newkirk

The Grand National is - by design, no less - an accident waiting to happen. Forty horses compete for space on the 4.5mile course fraught with obstacles, jumps and dangerous terrain. Last year, only 17 horses - fewer than half - managed to reach the finishing post. And while the race organisers were quick to highlight an unusual absence of fatalities, they failed to mention that two horses were killed in the run-up to the event earlier that week. More than three dozen horses who might otherwise have been grazing and running in the fields have been killed at Aintree in the last 50 years.

German Tigers' Lives Saved In The Nick Of Time By British Park

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Two mistreated tigers from a German circus who were only hours away from being put down have been rescued by a wildlife park in England. The pair w...

PHOTOS: Vote On Your Favourite Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington PostUK | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Michael Cripps | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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...

Smoke and Mirrors - Cosmetic Industry Brand Language and the Reality of Animal Testing

Justine Jenkins | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK
Justine Jenkins

This is what a great number of cosmetic companies are actually saying both on their packaging and on their websites when you read a message stating: "not tested on animals", or "product not tested on animals" and even "cruelty free". It is difficult to believe, but I am afraid that I am the harbinger of bad news!

This Beagle Escaped A Death Sentence, Her Puppies Did Not

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

Three beagles rescued from a UK veterinary laboratory are spearheading a campaign to ban experiments on dogs and cats. Nursing females Bonnie and B...

Biomedicine's Male Bias Is Yet Another Example of Everyday Gender Inequality... and More

Victoria Martindale | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

If the differences between sexes of the same species are so profound and diverse then imagine the differences with other species with whom we share even less genetics, biochemistry and physiology.

Why Has This Macaque Joined The Thai Police?

Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's not just humans who can find themselves working hard for a living. Plenty of animals perform valuable services on a regular basis, sometimes even...

What Is My Cat Trying To Tell Me?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs are an easy read - they're the kind of friend you don't have to worry about offending. But cats, oh cats. Mysterious, inscrutable and liable ...

Mystery Emu Resists Arrest After Going On The Run Near RAF Base

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A runaway emu put up "quite a fight" with police after running amok near an RAF base. Police received reports of the bird running around in Dogdyke...

3D Creative Summit 2014

Alice Stansfield | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Stansfield

Over Wednesday 12th till Thursday 13th March the BFI South bank in London hosted the 3D Creative Summit. 'As 3D's future takes shape, this is a true o...

Otters Barges Into Fast Food Restaurant & ‘Terrorises' Customers

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Otters may be adorable little critters who hold hands when they sleep, but you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of one. Customers were repor...

These Adorable Baby Tiger Cubs Make Thursday A Lot Better

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

Hidden cameras have captured the birth of three tiger cubs at London Zoo. Three of the world's rarest tigers were born to five-year-old Sumatran ti...

Vegetarian Taxidermists: How Does That Work?

Margot Magpie | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get several vegetarians and vegans signing up for my taxidermy courses in London each week, which baffles people. How does that work? Being vegetarian and doing taxidermy do not seem like compatible lifestyle choices. Or are they?

Woman 'Seriously Injured' In Dog Attack Which Sparked Citywide Hunt

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

A dog which attacked a woman and left her with "serious injuries" has been found after a search by armed police. The 22-year-old victim remains in ...

Massive Great White Shark Spotted 'Heading For Britain'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Tech

Jaws is coming for Britain. A monstrous Great White shark has been spotted via an online tracker heading straight for the British and/or Irish coas...

Again the Righteous Get on the Bandwagon as the Debate Over Halal and Kosher Slaughter Resurfaces

Sue Cross | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Sue Cross

Anyone who takes Muslims and Jews to task for brutal methods of slaughter yet eats meat regardless of the suffering involved is no less callous. Does the matter of a few more seconds of suffering as they are slaughtered make much difference to the animals who, during their entire short lives, have been treated with unthinking savagery?

LOOK: Cute Little Otter Attacks Alligator And Eats It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

A series of incredible images have shown the moment an adorable, fuzzy little otter attacked a crocodile and then proceeded to eat it. When images ...