UK Animals

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
Frontier

"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? pic.twitter.com/JRp6RjvNOb— Jared Keller ...

2015: Year in Review

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

September is PupAid month so it was all hands on deck for the biggest puppy farming awareness dog show in Europe and now possibly the world.

Huge Elephant Seal Refuses To Budge During Stand-Off With Rescuers

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

A 900-pound elephant seal has been tranquilised and returned to the wild after blocking traffic on a California highway for two days. The animal at...

This Dog Literally Couldn't Be Happier With His Owner's Ingenious Christmas Present

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Dogs are well-known as man's best friend and there will undoubtedly have been many canines who were rewarded for their loyalty at Christmas with a ran...

Pets are One of Life's Most Rewarding Experiences, but you Shouldn't Begin This Journey at Christmas

Andrew Bucher | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Bucher

It's that time of the year when people up and down the country put heart before head and buy a pet for a loved one without thinking through the realities of owning and caring for an animal long-term.

Ten Reasons Why Animals Do Not Make Good Gifts

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Animals can be a wonderful addition to a family - just not when they're gifted to an unsuspecting recipient during one of the most chaotic times of the year. The following are some reasons why...

Incredible Images Capture Python Swallowing A Parrot In Just One Bite

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

An ultimate show of nature has been caught on camera, outside the home of an unsuspecting onlooker in Agnes Waters, Queensland. The incredible ima...

Exotic Pets - Not Just For Christmas

Catherine Capon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Now I am sure that there are many owners who treat their exotic pets wonderfully but in my opinion these animals are not meant to be domesticated. The joy of a monkey or parrot cannot be seen when caged. It is seeing these creatures in their natural environment that brings the wonder and awe of the animal kingdom to us.

The Most Endangered Places in the World

Frontier | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

Ethical travel is becoming more popular, but we still have a negative impact on our environment to the point where it is just a matter of years until some of the most beautiful places on the planet will have disappeared. Not just animals can be endangered; there are also a number of places which could vanish very soon.

See You In Spring

Frontier | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

With short days, dark mornings and cold temperatures, our only way to escape is to go somewhere warm over the holidays. Wouldn't it be great if we could just sleep until spring? Ah, if only hibernation was for humans!

Moving Pictures Show Just How Far Prince Harry Has Come In His Bid To Protect Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

A moving picture of Prince Harry hugging an elephant in his fight against the poaching industry shows just how far the royal has come in his conservat...

Epic Crocodile Battle Ends In Extreme Show Of Cannabilism

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

A photographer has captured dramatic scenes of two crocodiles trying to eat each other during a violent battle in tropical North Queensland, Australia...

Finally, A Pet That's Actually Useful

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Pets are great when you fancy a cuddle or want a bit of unwavering companionship, but they don't really have many real world applications. Until now. ...

Teens Set Puppy On Fire After Torturing Him In 'Most Disturbing' Case Of Animal Cruelty

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Thousands Want 'Justice' For Puppy Tortured And Left For Dead A puppy was stolen by a group of teenagers then tortured for hours and set on...

Four Days of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

So many times I have seen where charities, groups and movements fighting the same cause, wanting identical results refuse to pull together through differing opinions, politics and egos, but sadly, no matter what the issue, unless we can unite for what we are fighting for, world leaders and governments will always have the upper hand.

The Most Devoted Parents of the Animal Kingdom

Frontier | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Frontier

The North Pacific Octopus though makes the biggest sacrifice for reproduction. Once in their lifetime, a female octopus carries eggs inside her for five months and then finds a safe hiding place to expel up to 100,000 eggs!

The UK's Urban Wildlife

Frontier | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Frontier

Wildlife is not just the brown bear in the forests of North America or Eastern Europe, wildlife is right here in front of you; all you need to do is l...

I Don't Need a Man, I've Got a Cat

Rachel Wells | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Wells

I'm divorced and I have a lovely six-year-old son. I also have a six-year-old cat. And that is my family. Loving cats is perfectly normal. Actually I would go so far as to argue that being a cat lady is actually pretty damn cool and I think more women should try it.