The Treadmill That Is Social Media - Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It

Lisa Ives | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Lisa Ives

You think you're getting a handle on managing your excessive number of social media accounts, then they start making extra demands of your time. Come on, do the quiz that your mate only got nine out of ten correct answers, it's the hardest quiz, like ever.

Has Lord Bonomy Finally Called Time On Illegal Scottish Hunting?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

As someone who manages a team of professional campaigners and lobbyists working to improve animal welfare, it's always nice when we can stop for a mom...

Why It's Time To Get Tough On Animal Cruelty

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

How many times will the perpetrators of animal cruelty get to walk away scot-free before the Government toughens up the law? Personally I'm sick of having to look into the eyes of dogs who have been abused, knowing that the people who have done this will potentially be doing the same to another animal. Stronger penalties are just one way to put an end to this misery, but they are a vital step. It's time to step up and give these animals the justice they deserve.

Splitting Hares - The Persecution of a Countryside Icon

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

I've been wracking my brain to work out why anyone would hate a hare. Some might say 'farmers', believing that hares go to work on their crops in the same way that rabbits do, however that's not true. Scientific reports show that the damage hares do to crops is minimal, and they might even have a beneficial effect in some cases.

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.

Child Tax Credits? Already Being Cut

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

The cuts have already come. That "slow pace of welfare cuts" announced in the budget? Not true. Especially for child tax credits. Child tax credits...

Why We Need to Start Taking Animal Rights Seriously

Esther Hayden | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Esther Hayden

Social media is being overrun with petitions and protests against the Yulin dog meat festival in south-west China. It is impossible to avoid the sickening pictures of animals being burnt or skinned alive. But why should we care about animals when there are so many atrocities happening around the world?

When It Comes to Hunting, It's Not the Foxes Who Are Sly

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Election time is here again, the time when big issues such as the economy, the future of the NHS, taxation, immigration and the like are all thrown into the melting pot and packaged up into headlines and soundbites that try to appeal to each and every one of us. But, there's another contentious issue that affects hardly anyone, yet apparently 'divides the nation'.... fox hunting.

Cruelty Charges Long Overdue for Foie Gras Farmers

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

A dying breed of self-proclaimed 'foodie' still shamelessly defends its obsession with this torture in a tin, no matter how many videos surface showing ducks and geese in abject misery. But the future for foie gras producers and aficionados is bleak. Even the French, a nation once synonymous with the cruel foodstuff, are turning their backs on foie gras.

EU Profits from Uber-cruel Trade in Live Animals

Philip Lymbery | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

The Commission has just held a workshop in Lebanon on welfare at slaughter. This is extremely welcome. However, it must be seen as only the first of the many steps that are needed to bring welfare at slaughter in this region up to international standards.

Animal Welfare Petition Is Top of the Pups

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

In addition to raising massive awareness about UK's cruel puppy farming trade, just 14,000 more signatures means puppy farming will be discussed in the House of Commons - imagine that - British Parliament sitting down talking about the future of this country's dogs.

PupAid 2013: A Major Step Forward in Animal Welfare

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

The UK government is failing its animals, in this case dogs, on a massive scale. Puppy farms (or 'commercial dog breeders' as the suits like to call them) often house up to 200 breeding bitches in one shed pumping out thousands of sick and diseased puppies every year.

Finally: European Union Goes Cruelty-Free With Cosmetics

Mark Jones | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

From today, following 20 years of delays to implementation, the European Union finally is enforcing its ban on the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetic products and ingredients. In doing so, the EU becomes the largest cruelty-free cosmetics market, making its shops a no-go area for cosmetics tested on animals anywhere in the world.

UK Comedy Legend Malcolm Hardee - Irresponsible, Thoughtless or Malicious?

John Fleming | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Today is the eighth anniversary of the death by drowning of comedian Malcolm Hardee.

Sharks Deserve Better Protection From Cruel Finning

Mark Jones | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

Shark finning is a highly unsustainable practice. By discarding the body and just landing the fins, boats can catch many of the highly profitable shark fins at each outing. The practice threatens shark populations and jeopardises the balance of marine ecosystems.

Empathy Download

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Carrick-Davies

What did we do before Facebook and Twitter? Were we more tolerant and polite or perhaps just more repressed? Yes these platforms have made it easier and quicker to settle scores, but do these new online tools actually fuel people's thirst for revenge?

Oppose the Whippenscott Deer Cull

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

There is currently a golden opportunity to get the Hunting Act changed as David Cameron as called for a free vote on it. I very much hope that it is before the police finally take action against me. Until that point I shall continue proudly refusing to kill any wildlife on my property as I believe should be my right.

VIDEO: RSPCA Hunt Man Caught Swinging 'Distraught' Cat By Its Tail

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The RSPCA is looking for a man caught on CCTV swinging a cat by its tail. Footage shows the animal attacker seemingly dancing down a road in Ramsga...

Protecting Wild Mammals From Cruelty

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

I did not realise that my measured article about my use of dogs to manage the wild deer on my farm would coincide with that of Joe Duckworth, the Chie...