UK Animals

Just A Video Of A Woman On A Quad Bike Being Chased By A Terrifying Koala

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Comedy

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Loki: The Cat Who Crossed London - and the Thames - to See Me Again

Jody Thompson | Posted 15.08.2015 | UK
Jody Thompson

Last night, while I was casually cooking dinner, something rather unbelievable happened. A cat I'd fostered earlier this year appeared, miaowing, at my open kitchen window - having taken three weeks to travel all the way across London, from his new home in Brixton to my flat in Kilburn.

Breeding Cruelty - The Problem With Lion Tourism in Africa

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

The death of Cecil the lion has caused global public outrage, the like of which has never been seen before. On World Lion Day it is also important to remember the many thousands of lions whose welfare, and perhaps very existence, remain under threat from the unethical tourism taking place in Africa today.

Call Me a Crazy Cat Lady, but I Think It Is the Rest of the World That Has Lost Its Mind

Tracey Morgan | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Morgan

Guys, to put it frankly, things out there are desperate. There are so many strays on the streets, feral cats, those that have been discarded by their so called owners and those who are lost. Yet, still many people are letting their cats breed.

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

Marie Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

What troubles me about the French attitude to dogs is that they seem to regard these cute canines more as commodities than we do in the UK. In France, as in large swathes of the continent, you can easily buy a puppy from a pet shop. You can, if the mood took you, pop out for a pint of milk and come back with a pooch.

Animal Encounters: Registration Reform?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

On November 14 2013 Steve Rowlands, owner of Tropical Inc, was convicted of 34 offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. A whistle-blower working wi...

People Are Abandoning Their Dogs So They Can Go On Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Pet owners are abandoning their dogs to jet off on holiday, according to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The pets home said that they have seen a hug...

Everything You Need To Know About The Decline Of Bees In One Infographic

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

The UK government recently lifted the EU ban on the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to the decline in the bee populati...

What to Do About Animal Cruelty: A Modest Proposal

Tam Varcoe | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tam Varcoe

There's a lot of anti-hunting sentiment out there in the ether right now. I say hunting is fine, but let's just change up the rules a bit. If you want to kill a lion then go ahead - but no weapons, yeah? You've got to use your bare hands. Let's level the playing field - mano a animalo.

Cecil's Legacy: Fatherless Lion Cubs Pictured Cuddling Up Together At Night

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

Despite fears a new pride leader would kill Cecil the lion's cubs, after the beast was hunted down and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, it se...

Cecil - The Lion Martyr?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Let's hope this global outrage makes Cecil an unwitting martyr for the cause, now so many people recognise that this just isn't acceptable.

The Hunter Who Killed Cecil The Lion May Finally Face Justice In Zimbabwe

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, could be deported to Zimbabwe to face trial after the country's wildlife minister annou...

Walter Palmer 'Wanted To Hunt Elephant' After Killing Cecil The Lion

PA | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

The US dentist who killed Cecil the lion wanted to hunt a "very large elephant" after shooting the protected animal, the guide who led the trip has cl...

Let Kindness Be the Inspiration

Sharon Bull | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

It's not often you meet someone who inspires you, the way Carole Webb inspired me, but earlier this year I was privileged to meet this wonderful lady and all her animals - including Moonbeam, George, Blossom and Jack. Spending time at Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary confirmed to me, just how intelligent and gentle, farm animals are.

This Puppy Which Looks Like A Teddy Bear Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Tonkey, the four-month-old bear coat Shar Pei puppy who looks more like a teddy bear than a dog. A photo posted by Tonkey Bear (@bearcoat_to...

UK Minister's Explosive Reaction To Cecil The Lion Killing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised that Britain will play a "leading role" in tackling international wildlife crime after the killing of Cecil the Lion as a U...

This Angry Puggle Might Be The Successor To Grumpy Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

This is Earl. He's a grumpy little puggle. The second generation pug-beagle-mix's angry demeanour is actually a result of his underbite, accord...

These Cartoon Tributes To Cecil The Lion Are Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

The killing of a Zimbabwean lion called Cecil has caused uproar around the world - and now a number of cartoonists have paid their respect to him. ...

No One Can Identify Mystery 'Creepy And Deformed' Creature

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

A curious woman has taken to Facebook to try and identify a "creepy and deformed" creature she stumbled upon in Barren County, Kentucky. Chasity N...

Can Your Pet Be Allergic to Humans ?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

Just like people, dogs and cats can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognise certain everyday substances - or allergens - as dangerous. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and harmless to most animals, pets with allergies will have an extreme reaction to them.

'Despicable'! Top MP Wants Inquiry After Cecil The Lion Killing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics

A Commons inquiry into international wildlife crime is being considered following the "despicable" killing of Africa's most famous lion, an MP has sai...

Yoda The Owl Gets His Own Library Card As A Thank You For Scaring Off Seagulls

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Yoda is possibly one of the more unusual-looking students at Bath University. No, he's not green, balding and a movie star - he's brown, feathery and ...

Incredible Parrot Sings 'Everything Is Awesome' From The Lego Movie

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Princess Yellow Feather is an incredibly chatty yellow-naped amazon parrot with an exceptional singing voice. She also seems to be a fan of the hit...

Are These The Last Known Photos Of Cecil The Lion?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, was hunted down and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, sparking outrage across t...

Peta Calls For Lion Killer To Be 'Extradited, Charged, And Preferably Hanged'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Animal rights organisation PETA said it wants to see Walter Palmer, the American dentist who hunted and shot dead Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, "extr...