UK Animals

Whaling In The Faroe Islands: Senseless Slaughter Or A Justified Way Of Life?

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK

Almost every year, bloody images of the Faroe Islands’ grindadráp are splashed across newspapers, with the practise damned as “a gruesome massacr...

The UAE Has Finally Banned People From Keeping Wild Animals As Pets

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

For some people in the Gulf States, keeping a wild animal as a pet is a symbol of status. Now, it will get them a potential six months in jail and a f...

Shoppers Horrified By Sight Of *Huge* Rat In Primark Window

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

A massive rat has been spotted running around a Primark store in London. The gigantic rodent can be seen strutting across an otherwise innocuous displ...

Giraffes Are Going Silently Extinct, As Crisis 'May Be Greater' Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s tallest land mammal, the giraffe, has experienced a “devastating decline” in recent years as global populations have dropped 40% sin...

Dogs, Cats, And Descartes

Marti Leimbach | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marti Leimbach

During the recent COAPE presentation we saw a clip from Animal Odd Couples about a cat that adopts a clutch of newly hatched ducklings the very day sh...

Dogs Killed Days After Being Rescued To Teach Student Vets Dissection, Says Animal Charity

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Healthy dogs are euthanised five days after they are rescued by US shelters so they can be sold to UK universities to teach veterinary students dissec...

Dog Loses Her Sh*t When She Meets Father Christmas

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Kya the dog loves her Santa toy. But she loved the real deal even more. When she got the opportunity to meet Mr Christmas himself, Kya the white Shib...

Changing The Lives Of Tomorrow's Dogs

Claire Horton | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Claire Horton

A ground-breaking report was released by a key Westminster Committee last week - one that could make a huge difference to the lives of dogs and cats in England and Wales - but it didn't get its chance to make the impact it deserved.

Hundreds Join Walnut The Whippet On His Final Walk Before Being Put Down

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Hundreds of people joined a man and his dog for their final walk, just hours before the pup was due to be put down. Mark Woods made the difficult deci...

John Lewis Christmas Ad Inspired Chaos On One Family's Trampoline

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Millions of us were left in awe by Buster the boxer’s trampolining skills in the new John Lewis Christmas advert. But it would appear that allowing...

Farmed Animals Are More Intelligent Than We Thought - But This is Missing the Point

Elena Orde | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Orde

We need to value the lives of all animals - regardless of what scientists have proved about their intelligence. We should not value an animal more based on whether it can solve a puzzle or use tools.

Canine Babesia Infection Spreads: How Concerned Should UK Dog Owners be?

James Greenwood | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
James Greenwood

Babesia canis is a protozoan parasite that lives inside certain species of ticks and can infect a dog when the tick bites. This leads to the clinical...

Abandoned Pregnant Pig Stars In Oh-So-Glam Maternity Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A rescue pig has warmed hearts around the world after starring in a glamorous maternity photoshoot. Sophie the pig posed for photos while wearing a b...

This Cat Has The Most Feline Response To Its Owner Dressing As Its 'Favourite Toy'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

By now, you’ve probably seen the glorious video of the dog losing it completely when her owner dresses up as her favourite toy. But what happens whe...

Nobody Wanted To Stroke This Pit Bull At Halloween And The Internet Is Sad

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A pit bull who greeted trick-or-treaters on the eve of Halloween is breaking hearts across the globe, because nobody would pet him. Dublin the dog had...

Dog's Priceless Reaction When Owner Dresses As Favourite Chew Toy

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The world’s best pet owner dressed up as his golden retriever’s favourite chew toy recently - and his pooch’s reaction was nothing short of bril...

How To Calm Your Dog On Bonfire Night

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Bonfire night can be a particularly stressful time for dogs, leaving many pet owners at a loss as to how to help them. A recent survey of 2,000 dog ow...

These 10 UK Universities Carried Out More Than 1.3 Million Tests On Animals Last Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A group of just ten research universities carried out 1.37 million tests on animals in 2015 - a third of all animal experiments in the UK. The Univer...

Brits Waste 25 Billion Hours Each Year On Social Media Snooping, Animal Videos And Selfies

Jackie Leiper | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jackie Leiper

A study from Scottish Widows has revealed that Brits waste a staggering 25 billion hours each year - that's around 80 minutes each, per day - on things like browsing social media, taking selfies and watching funny animal videos online.

Five Ways That WWF Is Creating Coexistence Between Snow Leopards And People

Niki Rust | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Niki Rust

Did you know that Sunday 23rd October is International Snow Leopard Day? And what better way to celebrate than to showcase the ways that WWF is helping people live in harmony with this grey ghost of the mountains...

How Do We Spread The Environmental Message Across Higher Education Institutions?

Louis Sherman | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Louis Sherman

More and more students appear to be wanting to get in on the environmental movement, something I have seen first-hand while at university in Bournemou...

This Illustrator Makes The Cutest Decorated Houses For Birds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wildlife illustrator Jada Fitch creates the tiniest yet most intricate houses for birds - and they’re adorable. Fitch creates the houses “for her...

This Dog's 'Wayne's World' Halloween Costume Puts All Of Us To Shame

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A dog has singlehandedly won Halloween with his impressive ‘Wayne’s World’ costume. A photo of the dog and its owner dressed as characters from...

Another Level Of Suffering For Chickens

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

We've been fighting the use of cages for animal products for decades. From fur farming to bear-bile extraction to egg production, these cages are generally designed to do one thing - make the most products as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Emotional Support Duck Soothes Owner On Flight, Becomes Minor Celebrity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When author Mark Essig boarded a flight to Asheville from Charlotte, North Carolina, he never could’ve imagined that he’d be seated next to a duck...