UK Animals

Top Dogs Throughout UK Revealed

Caroline Kisko | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

Dogs are part of the fabric of British life, but some dog breeds are more likely to make it into our hearts and homes than others - and it seems that Instagram is the latest social media craze to impact on the type of dog that we are choosing.

Extreme Animal Migrations

Frontier | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Frontier

We humans are not the only ones that enjoy a trip abroad. Some animal species migrate to find food, breed, or escape the cold. There are a few species...

Seven Small Deadly Animals

Frontier | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Frontier

Deadly animals? Sure. Crocodiles, snakes, sharks. But we are talking much, much smaller. The obvious small animal with the ability to kill you - and ...

Six Animals With Bad Reputations

Catherine Capon | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Man-eating sharks, venomous giant lizards and snakes that can swallow a human whole; these don't sound like the type of animals you want to be on the same continent with, let alone getting within a few metres of. However, in 2015, I've made it my mission to meet some of the most 'deadly' creatures on our planet to see whether they deserve their scary reputations.

Three Reasons Why Opposition to Animal Experiments Is Growing

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

Change starts slowly in any well-established industry, but the foundations of support for animal experiments are crumbling. For the animals enduring this suffering, change is coming at last.

Animal Rights Activists Are Celebrating A Massive Victory Over SeaWorld

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

SeaWorld has been ordered not to breed its orcas, despite just dishing out $100 million (£65million) towards the expansion of new tanks. The rulin...

Golden Retriever Loves Ice Cream So Much He's Been Trained To Buy Them

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Meet Zack, the golden retriever who loves ice cream so much his owner gives him money to buy one from the ice cream van. Jon Hubble filmed Zack run...

Drone Captures Beautiful Footage Of Whales Dwarfing Paddle Boarder

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A filmmaker has captured mesmerising footage showing the sheer scale of whales compared to humans in Esperance, Western Australia. Jaimen Hudson, ...

This Orphaned Baby Raccoon Is Being Happily Raised Alongside Two Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

An orphaned baby raccoon named Pumpkin has warmed the hearts of millions after forming an adorable friendship with two dogs. Pumpkin was rescued l...

Dad Gets Awesome Welcome Home From Toddler And Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler and his pet dog reacted in the exact same way when they saw the boy's dad driving into their road. As the car comes closer, the toddler j...

20ft Python Attacks Pet Shop Owner, Police Respond Admirably

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A pet shop owner has been viciously attacked by a 20-ft python whilst a horrified customer looked on. Terry Wilkins, the owner of Captive Born Rept...

The 5p Plastic Bag Versus The Steak on Your Plate

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jasmijn de Boo

The Climate Change Act 2008 gave the government a mandate to impose a fee for plastic carrier bags in an attempt to cut down on waste and global warming. In England this measure has now been implemented. While the step in itself is laudable, its environmental benefits will be negligible.

Model Dyes Her Dog Pink - But It Could Be Fatal Warn Animal Charities

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Style

Parisian fashion model Lia Catreux has been blasted "cruel" and "selfish" by her followers on Instagram after posting photos of her dog dyed a shade o...

How the Animal Question Turned into a Right Royal Debate

Clare McCausland | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Clare McCausland

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent successfully out-trolled People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) this week with a royal pronoun...

POLL: Should Ryanair Allow Pets To Travel In The Passenger Cabin?

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

Love-to-hate budget airline Ryanair has announced it is considering plans to allow pet dogs to travel with their owners on board its planes. Rather...

Pet Dog Drives Owner's Truck Into A Lake

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

A dog-owner was left stunned after his Yorkshire Terrier managed to drive his pickup truck into a lake. Police said that the man put the dog into h...

This Leopard Has Redefined The Meaning Of Pothead

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

This leopard has redefined the meaning of pothead, after getting stuck inside a metal tin for five hours. The confused and frightened animal was fi...

Family Of Bear Cubs Swim In Family's Paddling Pool In Cutest Video Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Comedy

In what could be the most feel-good video of all time, a family of bears has broken into a garden in New Jersey. The bears frolicked in the pool f...

It's a Hard Life Being an Invisible Equine Working in Tourism - How Can You Help?

Petra Ingram | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Petra Ingram

I knew about the horses and donkeys working in Jordan, but I never expected to see them in such a terrible condition. When I talked to the owners, it seemed the Brooke had been providing a free treatment service for many years so that was no incentive for owners to take responsibility and care better for their animals. If one got sick, well "the Brooke would fix it".

Happy Friday! Here's A Tiny Lion Attempting To Roar

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Sometimes we all try to act a little bit older than we are, and this little lion cub has proved the animal world is no exception. The small cat was...

These Adorable Tiny Horses Are Being Used For Therapy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A team of miniature horses are helping sick people feel better - and it's the loveliest thing ever. The tiny horse-shaped heroes work with over 40,...

A Grieving Gorilla Is Refusing To Let Go Of Her Baby Who Died In Her Arms

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

A female gorilla carries her newborn twins close to her body, but something isn't quite right. One of the babies has died, but their mother just ca...

There's An Eight Foot Boa Constrictor On The Loose In Cumbria

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK

In today's terrifying news, there is an eight-foot-long boa constrictor on the loose in Cumbria. The snake, which is a family pet, escaped when its...

Does Depriving Dogs of Daylight Get Better If They Never Have It?

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

The current controversy over the proposed development of the Bantin & Kingman (B&K) dog-breeding establishment in Yorkshire starkly illustrates the ...

Seagull Wins Prize For Most Aspirational Photobomb Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Comedy

An Essex photographer managed to snap the picture of a lifetime during an air show last month when his pictures were infiltrated by a cheeky seagull. ...