UK Animals

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Inspiring Interview With the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Frontier | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

Given the colourful clamour of bright and shiny food packaging on supermarket shelves, not to mention the influx of superfoods to hit the market, we c...

5 Times British Police Deliberately Killed An Animal

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK

North Wales Police force has faced mounting criticism after officers deliberately ran over a dog running loose on the motorway on Monday. The force...

Debate Explodes Over Whether Motorway Police 'Ran Over Dog To Be Kind'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

The decision by motorway police to purposefully run over and kill a dog running wild on a busy A-road has prompted fierce debate among vets, police ex...

Police Admit To Deliberately Hitting Dog On Motorway

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK

Police have admitted to mowing-down and killing a dog that was running loose on a Welsh motorway. Officers from North Wales Police force said the c...

Three-Year-Old Single-Handedly Delivers Lamb In Fascinating Video

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some people may find this video graphic to watch. A three-year-old girl was filmed as she single-handedly delivered a baby lamb. The gi...

Slaughterhouse CCTV: It's Time to End the Apathy

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

Anyone concerned with campaigning against animal abuse will be used to hearing that the UK is a 'world-leader' on animal welfare. If these are anything other than empty words, then the government must follow Israel's lead and make independently monitored CCTV mandatory for all slaughterhouses.

Kind Vet Eats Breakfast With Neglected Dog To Help Her Settle In (Graphic)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Graphic warning: One of the photos below shows an image of a sick dog with a uterine prolapse, which some people may find uncomfortable. A kind ve...

Wild Elephant Rampages Through Indian Village 'Trying To Go Back To The Jungle'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before it was tranquili...

Giant Rabbit The Size Of A Dog Needs A New Home

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An animal rescue centre is appealing for a new home for one of its rabbits - who happens to be the size of a dog. Atlas is a seven-month-old contin...

Mousetrap Mystery After Rodent Killed By 150-Year-Old Museum Exhibit

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Museum curators were left dumbfounded after they found a freshly killed mouse inside a 150-year-old mousetrap encased behind impenetrable glass. Th...

Why Do Whales Strand?

Steve Backshall | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

The recent beaching of sperm whales on our east coast, and simultaneously in Europe, has once again called attention to undersea soundscapes. Sperm whales are very special creatures, possibly more dependent on acoustics, and more sensitive to it than any other animal in the sea.

Holiday For Selfie Row Family Just Got Even Better Thanks To These Generous Horse Owners

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Horse owners have come together to fundraise for a young family caught in the middle of fierce debate around an award-winning selfie that captured a m...

Horse Owner In Selfie Row Hits Out At Her Critics

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

The daughter of the horse owner embroiled in a row over an award-winning selfie has responded to claims her family demanded a stake in the prize, sayi...

Thomson Reins In Horse Owner's Selfie Complaint, Guarantees Family's Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

The owner of the horse whose goofy grin helped a family win the holiday of a lifetime has had her efforts to claw back cash swiftly shut down, after p...

Abolishing Meat: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

As a society, we have fought against sexism, racism and bigotry. Today it's time for us to acknowledge another "-ism", one that's been around for a long time yet is still largely unrecognised: speciesism. Speciesism is the belief that all other animals are inferior to human beings and therefore humans are justified in exploiting them.

Race To Find Croydon Cat Killer After More Headless Pets Found

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

The hunt to find London's so-called 'Croydon cat killer' has intensified after two more felines were found beheaded on Tuesday. The latest victims...

Bloodhound Runs Half-Marathon, Leaves Humans For Dust And Finishes 7th

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy

When pets leave the house, it's normal for owners to worry about where they are and what they're getting up to. But a bloodhound from Alabama did s...

Sharks in Australia

Steve Backshall | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

Doing what I do for a living, I spend my waking hours weighing up the potential of misadventure against the likelihood, the steps you need to take to minimize danger against the worst possible outcome. The risk of shark attack in Australia is tiny, but the potential effects are catastrophic, and so I cannot in good faith just tell my Aussie supporters to carry on swimming anytime, anywhere.

We Can Be Heroes

Sharon Bull | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Photograph by kind permission of 'Animal Rights Photography' "London holds the key to abolishing the Taiji dolphin slaughter. I really do believe tha...

Reflecting on Significant Events for Animals, and What 2016 Holds...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's a New Year, and it's always at this time that people like me get all pensive - thinking about the year just gone and the year ahead. Although many will be thinking of a host of resolutions and changes, new jobs, new diet and the like, for me and many like me my thoughts always relate to animals...

Is Anthropomorphism Bad For Wildlife Conservation?

Frontier | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

"The world is too PC!" We've all heard that one before. Like health and safety it was meant to make us all - well - safer; but for political correct...

Monkey Loses Battle For Copyright Over Its Own 'Selfie' Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

A macaque has lost the battle for copyright of its selfie photographs after a judge declared the act cannot be extended to animals. US District Ju...

The Day I Became a Mermaid

Catherine Capon | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Capon

This date was perfect. As I let my eyes roam over his beautifully lined and whiskered face, warmth radiated in the depths of my stomach despite our chilly rendezvous location. His size made me feel tiny but in no way vulnerable.

Video Footage Captures Horror At Running Of The Bulls Event

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

A video has captured scenes of unfolding carnage as an annual running of the bulls event went wrong on the streets of Cusco, Peru. Onlookers can be...

How A Dog Should Wear Pants Becomes Latest Unlikely Viral Debate

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Was The Dress black or gold? What parking space is the car parked in? How would a dog wear pants?— Jared Keller ...