Animal Lovers: We Need Your Help

Jonathan Young | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

But as a nation of animal lovers, we do have a bit of a blind spot. Amidst the outpouring of affection we give to dogs, cats and budgies, the miserable fate of equally lovable animals is ignored. I'm talking about the pigs, chickens, lambs and cows - all of which share one or more of the qualities we ascribe to our pets.

Easter Is No Celebration For Laying Hens

Claire Palmer | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Claire Palmer

Eggs are traditionally much celebrated at Easter. Yet the 36 million hens currently laying eggs for the masses in Britain have very little to be chirp...

This Chicken In A Tutu Just Became A Therapy Animal And Our Hearts Can't Cope

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you think of therapy animals, chickens are the last thing that spring to mind. But Darla the tutu-wearing therapy chicken is hoping to change tha...

How Are Global Food Brands Protecting Farm Animals?

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

A new report released this week shows how 99 of the world's largest food companies are focusing on the welfare of farm animals used in their products....

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.

Celebrating Old Fartdom

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

I'm proud to say I'm a fairly impressive Old Fart myself, at 60. Are you? Here are my top ten attributes of a Genuinely Magnificent Old Fart.

How Chickens Can Help the Poor

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Tyler Beck Goodspeed [2008] did an MPhil in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholars...

Virtual Reality: Bringing the Farm to Your Living Room

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jonty Whittleton

I'm standing in the middle of a pig shed. To my left and right, I see row after row of tightly packed sows and their squealing piglets. The building is a sorry sight - hard, featureless, sometimes barely visible in the dim light. I want to leave, except I'm not actually "there". Welcome to the curious world of virtual reality.

Change for Chickens: How NGO-Corporate Partnerships Can Have Global Impact for Farm Animals

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

For egg-laying chicks at least, we are moving slowly but surely to a "post-cage" era. Nestlé, the world's largest food company today announced they will use only cage-free eggs in all U.S. products within the next five years.

Chicken 'Cruelty' On British Farms Still Being Ignored, Say Campaigners

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

This week marks British Egg Week, but the "cruelty" endured by caged chickens is still going largely ignored, a leading animal rights organisation has...

A Cage Is Still a Cage

Philip Lymbery | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Philip Lymbery

The industry heralds these cages as a vast improvement to the banned barren battery cage. But when you see the way these cages still leave hens crammed, with barely any space to stretch their wings, even with minimal 'enrichment', it's clear a cage is still a cage. The 'enrichment' in these cages is little more than window dressing, a cynical sop to consumer concerns. 300 million hens are currently living this way in the EU. Please join our campaign. And help us end the cage age once and for all.

Nine Ways Chickens Have Given My Life Balance

Helen Redfern | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Redfern

If you've watched any of the Jurassic Park films it's hard to believe that the Tyrannosaurus Rex's closest living relative, the chicken, could be credited with restoring balance into my life. And, even further, actually changing my life.

This Is The Best Video Of A Boy And A Chicken That You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy

We're calling it. This is the best video of a boy and a chicken that you'll see today. Or, possibly, any day. Because, as you'll see, the boy (Maso...

McDonald's To Phase Out Antibiotics In Chicken Amid Resistance Fears

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

McDonald's has revealed that it will be phasing out the use of antibiotics in chicken sold across its UK restaurants. This comes amid health concer...

Why 'The Hobbit' Shows We Still Think It's Okay to Humiliate Men for Being Afraid

Dan Bell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dan Bell

The chief soon meets a satisfyingly grizzly end, but one of his henchmen, Alfrid, is washed up alive and goes on to become a source of derision throughout the film. The reason? He's a man who is an unrelenting coward.

Here's What A Sneezing Chicken Sounds Like

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Ever wondered what a chicken sounds like when it sneezes? Of course you have. You're only human. So thank goodness for Squeak, the chicken from Bri...

Virtual Reality For Chickens, To Convince Them They're Free Range (When They Aren't)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

A virtual reality system for chickens has been proposed to see whether it can convince the birds they are living a free range life when they are not. ...

Why Did The Chickens Close The Motorway? It's A Sad Story Actually...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Around 1,500 chickens have been killed after a lorry carrying almost 7,000 of the live birds crashed into a safety barrier on the M62 in greater Manch...

The Joy of Chicken Keeping

Annabel Burn | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Our five chickens arrived a couple of months ago, and what a joy they have been. They are such curious little things. They love following the dogs around, and investigating visitors, mirrors, or anything new in their environment.

WATCH: Chinese Police Chasing 3,000 Chickens

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Why did the chicken cross the road, etc, etc......

WATCH: Is This The Best Advert Ever Made Involving Chickens?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Comedy

No, really. This beats... erm... well, we can't think of any other adverts involving chickens off the top of our head. But we're sure it's bett...

New RSPCA Chicken Welfare Initiative: Another Reason to Buy Freedom Food

Dr Marc Cooper | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Dr Marc Cooper

Better information about the health and welfare of different chicken breeds can help farmers make informed decisions about the breeds they choose to rear and, just like independent reviews of other products we buy, it could also allow retailers and shoppers to make informed choices about the chicken meat they select.

'In Relation to Animals, all Humans Are Nazis' - Animal Rights Today Part One

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

'When we were children', he explains, 'we listened to our parents read us a story about animals, we smiled and giggled, we mimicked the noises the animals made, we wanted to play with them.. not have someone shove a knife in their throat and cut them up into pieces'.

WATCH: Fowlty Towers Chicken Hotel Opens In Kent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Comedy

It's the age-old problem facing eggs-asperated chicken-owners across the country. Who looks after your hens when you go on holiday? After all, you can...

WATCH: Little Boy Chased By Hungry Chickens

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Comedy

We're not certain what breed of chickens these pesky peckers are, but one thing's for sure: they want this kid's bag of food and they want it now. ...