UK Animals

Dazed Elephant Starts Humping Cars In Bizarre Rampage

The Huffington Post UK/ITN | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

A wild elephant in Thailand has been caught on camera as it rammed a car in Khao Yai National Park near the capital, Bangkok. No injuries were repo...

Born To Lead? Monkey Brains Give You the Answer

Frontier | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

A scientific study from Oxford University made an interesting discovery about macaque monkeys, their brains and its relation to their position in the social hierarchy. According to the study, monkeys seem to have specialised brains that indicates whether they are a leader or a follower...

Cats Love Boobs. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy

This delightful mash-up video is indisputable proof that cats are all perverts. Tiny, hairy, adorable perverts....

See The World Like A Horse With This Insane Gadget

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

A group of Irish artists have created a series of helmets which allow the wearer to see through the eyes of different animals. The curiously shaped...

Let's Weigh in on the Cruelty in Zoos

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Zoos are based on the menageries of old and harken back to a time when Europeans used to pillage other continents and steal their treasures. Zookeepers today must recognise that their business model is dying and stop pretending that zoos make meaningful contributions to conservation.

Boy With Cancer Receives Half A Million Photos Of Therapy Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager undergoing chemotherapy has been inundated with photographs of half a million virtual therapy dogs from well wishers across the globe. A...

The Non-Human Rights Movement Is Exciting, But We Must Tread Carefully

Georgina Allen | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

I genuinely believe applying personhood protection to non-human animals is a wonderful concept, which I support wholeheartedly if it continues to drive forward better welfare practices and respect for animals in general. The downfall will be if it only mediates a short-term change to a few individual animals.

Norfolk Man Spends £300 To Save Constipated Goldfish

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

An animal lover from Norfolk splashed hundreds of pounds on an operation to save his bunged-up goldfish. The man took the pet, which he keeps in a ...

After Watching This You'll Never Want To Leave Your Dog Alone

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs are loyal companions. They stay by your side, day and night. They love you unconditionally and boy do you know it. But what actually happens w...

Do Cats Actually Feel Any Emotion Towards Their Owners?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a cat owner, it can be hard sometimes to figure out whether your pet genuinely pines for you when you're gone, or if their love for you is more sup...

Are You Wearing Dog Skin?

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Take a peek inside your wardrobe. Do you have any leather gloves or belts? Leather handbags or wallets? Unless you are a long-time vegan, you probably have something made of leather. If so, then now may be the time to bury that dead skin. As a new investigation has revealed, those leather accessories might have been made from man's best friend.

This Is Why You Should Never Let Your Dog Eat Chocolate

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before you ask "is this some kind of canine Exorcist remake?" The answer is, quite simply, no. This, ladies and gentleman, is why you should NEVER fee...

Tortoise Rescues Friend, But Has An Ulterior Motive

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy

A video of a tortoise helping its friend has been going viral, but it may not be as heroic as it seems. The video's uploader said: "We were all ver...

Why Everyone Needs a Fluffy Animal This Christmas

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

Animal-assisted therapy is nothing new, though largely unheard of. Used for varying therapies, from in prisons to deal with aggression to nursing homes to deal with isolation, or, as I have found most handy, to help with depression, the unconditional love of an animal can be a wonderfully soothing thing. Here are seven reasons why you should consider getting a fluffy animal this Christmas:

11 Cute Instagram Cats Worth Following In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What would Instagram be without #foodporn pics, selfies and, of course, cute cats? In fact, let's not even try to answer that. It's too upsetting to t...

Five Animals You Would Want On Your Zombie Apocalypse Team

Frontier | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Frontier

No doubt you've thought about who and what you would take with you to survive a post-apocalyptic world teeming with zombies, but have you given a thought to animals? Chances are some animals will possess qualities and abilities that could be very useful to a well-rounded zombie apocalypse team.

Obese Man Squashes Nativity Donkey To Death At Christmas Market

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

An overweight man is being investigated by police for allegedly squashing a donkey to death at a Spanish Christmas market. The unidentified man cli...

Rabbits: I Can't Fix This With a Wave of a Wand...

Evanna Lynch | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Evanna Lynch

Sometimes, I do get overwhelmed by this stuff and it's hard to see so much cruelty and know that you can't just fix it all with (forgive me) a wave of your wand. But the only way you can really fail is by failing to try to make a difference.

Overcoming Our Differences to Tackle Poor Animal Welfare in Zoos

Georgina Allen | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

There is enough political, cultural and organisational inertia already in the world acting as a barrier to improved animal welfare, and by working collaboratively on more mutually agreed projects, we can start to overcome these problems and really make a difference.

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Crime: Four Out of Five Animals Die in Transit

Mike Baker | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

With an estimated worth of between 10 and 20 billion dollars each year, the "zero tolerance approach to wildlife trafficking" announced by HRH Prince William in Washington this week is so very welcome.

And The Most Creative Animal Of 2014 Award Goes Too...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech

Being an animal these days must be a little like being a D-list celebrity. There's always someone hanging around in your inner circle ready to snap yo...

Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Fans of the books and films will remember that JK Rowling's world of wizardry is populated with a host of magical and frightening creatures, from elves, pixies and familiars to trolls, giants and werewolves, and everything in between.

Cats: A Story of Witchcraft and Fame

Frontier | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Frontier

Today cats have established themselves as some of the most loved pets in the world, but not all of them are equally popular. After all, looks still matters to children when they visit the pet shop, so let's spend some time honouring those fellows who are less prone to success...

Miniature Therapy Horses Stirrup Emotions On Visit To Chicago Hospital

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital. Doctors and patients did double-takes when the equine ...

Things to Consider Before Bringing a Pet Home

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Gabrielle Leimon

Christmas is now officially just around the corner. As we roll through into December it's important to remind people of the troubles of giving animals as gifts. Every year people give animals, typically kittens and puppies, as gifts to their loved ones...