UK Animals

7 Animal Therapy Initiatives Changing People's Lives

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Animals are wonderful for many reasons. They're cuddly, they keep us company during our loneliest hours and they have this magical ability to make us ...

A Hat for the Horses

Anneka Svenska | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Anneka Svenska

I don't think that we will ever see an end to horse racing, as it is deeply embedded in British Culture, however we can certainly bring attention to improvements which so desperately need to be made. By wearing this hat, I am hoping to open up a calm and civilised discussion with MPs and those in the horse race industry on how we can move forward.

This Seagull Is Now Bright Orange Because It Fell Into A Vat Of Tikka Masala

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Comedy

A hungry seagull was left bright orange after falling into a vat of waste curry outside a food factory on Monday. The bird was apparently trying to na...

German Supermarket's New Advert Features Cats From Classic Viral Videos Doing Their Shopping

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Comedy

We all love a good cat video, but German chain Netto has stepped their game up by making a feline-friendly supermarket and filling it with viral sensa...

Baby Prairie Dogs Adorably Munch On Sweetcorn With Their Mum

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Comedy

We see a lot of adorable animal videos on the internet, but one particular creature seems severely overlooked - the prairie dog. Apart from one of the...

Animals Sing 'Seven Nation Army' By The White Stripes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Comedy

YouTube video editor Insane Cherry has once again decided to use the magic arts of autotune to make animals from YouTube videos sing a popular song. H...

This Parakeet Has Learned How To Use Siri On His Owner's iPhone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Parakeets are very clever birds, as is clear from the fact that they can replicate human speech. This particular one, however, might be the most intel...

Owl Hugs The Man Who Nursed Her Back To Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When GiGi the great horned owl arrived at a Mississippi rescue centre, she was in a bad way. The owl had suffered severe head trauma and was concussed...

One-Eyed Pug Becomes Hotel's Newest Member Of Staff

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A hotel has announced its newest team member - and she's sure to melt even the iciest customer's heart. Parker the one-eyed pug is the newest additio...

Owner Gives Hilarious Commentary After Dog Caught Raiding Fridge

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Comedy

This naughty dog was caught raiding the fridge in the middle of night, pulling out food from top to bottom. Luckily the incident was all caught on a s...

The Circus Act: The Archaic Use of Animals for Entertainment

Stephanie Allen | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie Allen

Zebras, camels, a fox and a raccoon are among the animals being used in two licensed circuses in England at the moment. In Ireland, elephants and big cats are being used again this year and at present it is legal to use any animal in English circuses as long as the circus is licensed.

EU Plans to Side-step European Court Ruling on Live Animal Exports

Philip Lymbery | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Philip Lymbery

While claiming to have the highest standards of animal welfare in the world, the EU quietly engages in a trade of great cruelty. The EU exports over two million cattle and sheep a year to the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

The Growing Problem of Sustainable Fishing

Frontier | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

We are waking up the damage we're causing with our fishing industries and a lot of progress is being made. Fingers crossed for a sustainable solution before the tide truly comes in.

How We Have Been Tricked Into Thinking Milk Is Good For Us

Elena Orde | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Orde

Historically cow's milk has enjoyed outstanding public relations, cleverly associating itself with fit athletes, strong bones and white-moustached seductively posturing celebrities. But if we weren't socialised into thinking that drinking dairy milk was desirable and acceptable, chances are we'd find it a pretty absurd notion.

These Dogs Are Instantly Filled With Joy When Their Owner Says They're Going To The Park

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Any dog owners will know that a pup's mood can change almost instantly, and this video shows the better side of when that happens. The two adorable Fr...

These People Were Remarkably Chill About A Huge Alligator Walking Around

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Comedy

A giant alligator has been spotted going for a stroll just a few yards from some golfers on a course in Florida - while they just chilled out and watc...

This Chipmunk Getting Caught Red-Handed Will Be The Best 30 Seconds Of Your Day

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Comedy

Sometimes when you get caught doing something you shouldn't be doing, you're not quite sure how to respond, and this adorable little chipmunk was no d...

Claims Harambe The Gorilla Was Trying To Protect Boy Spark Heated Row

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

Video of the events leading up to the shooting dead of Harambe the gorilla has led some to suggest the animal was actually trying to protect the four-...

Gorilla Shooting Zoo Defends Actions As Mother Of Child Says 'Accidents Happen'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

The zoo behind the shooting dead of a critically-endangered gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure has defended its decision. Cincinnati Zoo in...

This Wolf Is Just Like A Puppy When She Gets Belly Rubs

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Comedy

You wouldn't normally think of wolves as being cuddly, lovable creatures, but they're closely related to dogs and can even act like puppies every now ...

Julian Assange Just Used His Kitten To Make This Badly Punned Point About His Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK

Julian Assange has used his kitten to attack judges in Sweden, after they refused to revoke a warrant for his arrest. The WikiLeaks founder, who has ...

Stop With the Sexist 'Crazy Cat Lady' Label

Jody Thompson | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

Russell Brand famously took his cat Morrissey with him when he moved to Los Angeles as he loved him so much. Ricky Gervais has even given his cat Ollie his own Facebook page. Does anyone call them crazy? No.

Why I'll Be Wilder in June

Tiffany Francis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany Francis

I've always been drawn to wildness. My infant days were filled with bluebell walks and mangled badger bones kept in jars, while rainy evenings found my little heart caught in the perils of Farthing Wood videos.

Here's A Bit Of Monday Motivation To Get You Through The Week

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Comedy

Mondays. They're so hard. We thought you might need a bit of help to get through the start of another week, so here's a few things that might get you ...

When It Comes To Killing Endangered Animals, We're All Part Of The Problem Says WildAid

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

The footage of a mountain of ivory going up in flames in Kenya last month was seen around the world, and was a clear sign from the country that it wou...