UK Animals

The Monkeys of Paradise

Michelle Thew | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Thew

We look forward to the day when the reputation of Mauritius is no longer overshadowed with this controversy and the country's status as an island paradise can attract many more travellers from across the world.

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

#PetsWithProgrammes Is Getting Us Super Excited For The Fringe

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The Edinburgh Fringe is nearly upon us, it's time to get planning! All these animals are getting ready, are you? Bubbles is in for the duration, as...

The Fox Hunting Ban - My Thoughts and How You Can Help.

Claire Lynch | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Claire Lynch

If you're pro fox hunting, this is not an attack at you; our opinions may differ, but you are fully entitled to have, and hold onto your own. This post isn't about getting you to change your mind; it's just a call to those who may agree with me on the matter, who may want to do something proactive about the potential lift on the current fox hunting ban.

Dog Front-Flips Over Fence With Ninja Skill

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Chai is a lovely little pup with some serious ninja skills - or a whole lot of luck. His owner caught this hilarious footage where he runs head-fir...

'Grazia' and Renting Out Your Pet's Womb to Avoid Flat-Pack Furniture

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Cuddy

Eventually Grazia issued a very tight-lipped 82 word 'response' that apologised for the offence caused but didn't say sorry for making backyard breeding seem hip and trendy. The few hundred angry folk started breeding and became thousands.

It's Raining Black Bears In Colorado (Ouch)

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

A black bear has been filmed tumbling 30ft from a treetop outside a halls of residence building at the University of Colorado. The two-year-old bea...

Talking Parakeet Asks Female Parrot for a Kiss

JukinMedia | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Comedy

These may be your everyday rose-ringed parakeet and quaker parrot, but their affectionate interaction is more akin to a pair or lovebirds, with one mi...

Words Have the Power to Change Lives, Both Human and Animal - We Should Let Them

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

As people have come to recognise the power of words, we've worked hard to eliminate hate speech and the prejudices that usually accompany it, including sexism, racism and bigotry. It's high time that we also recognised the devastating effects of speciesism and worked to counteract it and the words that fuel it.

Clever Squirrel Goes Water-Skiing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Have you ever seen anything so majestic? This little squirrel was the hit of the X Games when he started doing some laps and showing off his water-ski...

Clever Dog Shows His 'Mean Face' On Demand

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Most people teach their dogs to shake hands or roll over, but this cute rottweiler can show his angry face on demand, and it's a little bit terrifying...

Incredible Photos Of Crow Riding An Eagle... Because Why Wouldn't You Ride An Eagle?

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

We didn't think that anything could top the weasel riding on woodpecker, the baby monkey riding on a pig, or the raccoon riding on an alligator. We we...

Animals Getting Scared And Confused By Their Own Reflections

HooplaHa | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Animals are lovable already, but they become irresistible when you put them in front of a mirror. Check out this video to see the confusion of these a...

Why We Need to Start Taking Animal Rights Seriously

Esther Hayden | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Esther Hayden

Social media is being overrun with petitions and protests against the Yulin dog meat festival in south-west China. It is impossible to avoid the sickening pictures of animals being burnt or skinned alive. But why should we care about animals when there are so many atrocities happening around the world?

Is Your Dog Demented or Your Cat Senile?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech
Mia Rozenbaum

Is your pet becoming disoriented, forgetting which doors leads to the garden, getting his old tricks wrong, sleeping at weird hours or soiling the house? Well he might be senile.

12 Real-Life Creatures That Are Way More Terrifying Than Anything In Jurassic World

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

You know that feeling you get like something is crawling up your back? You're about to get it. These terrifying creatures make Jurassic World look ...

This Video Proves Dogs Truly Are Man's Best Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Comedy

As if we needed more proof that dogs are amazing, here's a few examples of how wonderful they can be. These pups have been taught to fetch beer for th...

No One Can Figure Out How This Cat Got From Australia To Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

A cat has travelled from Australia to Northern Ireland - via London - but no one can figure out how. Ozzie the ginger cat was found wandering aroun...

Why Our Pets Deserve More In The End

Marie Carter | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

Until the last decade or so, our pets on slipping this mortal coil would be interred either at the bottom of the garden - dog and goldfish lying paw to fin - or in rather less dignified ways. It's only relatively recently that pet crematoria have sprung up and other ways of remembering our pets have emerged.

This Footage Of Elephants Happily Swaying To Classical Music Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Musically-inclined elephants are swinging their trunks to the sound of violins in Belgium. Keepers at Pairi Daiza Zoo are preparing for a series of...

There Are Some Rather Unusual Sights To Be Seen In This Flooded City

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK

A huge flood in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi has devastated the city - and left some rather unusual survivors wandering around its streets. Lion...

Why Dogs Are Man's Best Friend, According To Science

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Dogs are truly man's best friend according to a team of scientists from Japan. Researchers from Kyoto University based their conclusions on a small...

A Matador Learnt Just What Happens When The Bull Fights Back

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

A matador had to have a testicle removed after he was struck by a bull's horn during a bullfight. Marco Galan was taunting the bull in Spain's larg...

This Fashion-Forward Goat Looks Better Than You On Public Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Style

Not sure if you can pull off the 90s throwback bucket hat trend? Just take some style tips from this Australian goat, of course. An actual real lif...

There Is A Horrifying Dark Side To Those Adorable Slow Loris Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

Those videos of people tickling their pet slow lorises are ADORABLE right? You might not think so for much longer. A UK charity is now campaigni...