UK Animals

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...

Struggling Animals - Endangered Species Day 2016

Frontier | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Frontier

World awareness days rarely come in as big a form as Endangered Species Day. It's a moment when all the examples of how disastrous the conditions of t...

Where Is the Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses?

Alex Cunningham | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Cunningham

The use of wild animals for our own entertainment has no place in a modern society. The sooner their use in circuses is prohibited the better. An outright ban is long overdue and the Government needs to deliver on its promises by bringing one forward without further delay.

This Sloth Falling Asleep While Eating Is Something We Can All Relate To

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Comedy

Sloths are well known for being lazy creatures, often reminding us of sleepy teenagers. That's why it's no surprise this adorable little one managed t...

How Many Vegans? One of the Fastest Growing Lifestyle Movements

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

For the last decade, The Vegan Society has been asked on a weekly basis how many vegans there are, and all we've been able to say in recent years was that we thought numbers would probably have doubled since 2006. On occasion, I've also replied that everyone eats vegan food on a daily basis, but that vegans just eat a little more plant-based than others.

Police Officers Mourn Dog Killed While Pursuing Suspects

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

A police dog has died in a “tragic accident” while pursuing suspected thieves. Rebus, a German Shepherd Belgian Shepherd-cross, was hit by a polic...

Here's A Bit Of #MondayMotivation To Get You Through The Week

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Comedy

It's that time of the week again - no doubt we're all drowning in coffee trying to get through the day so we can be a little bit closer to the weekend...

Pete The Farting Wombat Eats Corn And Lets Rip In TV Interview

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Comedy

The old adage says you should never do TV work with animals or small children - and this is the exact reason why. While filming for BBC Two's Natural ...

Can We Talk About Animal Emotions Now?

Georgina Allen | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK
Georgina Allen

Clarity on what animal welfare actually means to the animal and comprising both positive physical and psychological requirements into definitions and consequent measures are essential to bypass vague and ambiguous guidelines.

Why Supermarkets Have a Duty to Provide Better Labelling for Milk

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

Up to a fifth of dairy cows in the UK are kept indoors in factory farms all year round, never feeling the grass beneath their feet or the sun on their backs. In Denmark 85 per cent of farms were grazing cows on grass in 2001, but by 2010 this had reduced to just 35 per cent . In the US the majority of dairy farms are industrial-scale indoor systems which can house tens of thousands of cows.

Are Our Attitudes to Animal Rights Changing?

Chantal Cooke | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Chantal Cooke

SeaWorld's decision represents a move forward in our attitude towards the rights of animals. It wasn't that long ago, perhaps only a decade, that ending these shows would have been unthinkable. People loved them, they flocked to them, and they made companies like SeaWorld millions of dollars.

Over £100 Million Worth Of Ivory Burnt To Dust In Anti-Poaching Protest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Kenya's president set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a ...

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

When Disaster Strikes, What Do You Think About?

Petra Ingram | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Petra Ingram

The day has started as normal, household chores, children to school and then something odd happens... you notice the door opens, the windows rattle and suddenly, the ground shakes - your worst fear is confirmed, an earthquake is under way.

Puppy Born Without Back Feet Can Finally Play Outside Thanks To This

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An adorable puppy without back feet has been given a pair of red boots which help him run and play. Justin was born without his back feet, which has m...