Chowder The Rescue Pig Just Loves To Chill With His Canine Crew

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A rescue pig has found an unlikely family among five dogs. The motley crew belong to Shelby, a self-confessed vegan and animal lover, who regularly s...

Pig Sick - Our New Year-Long Investigation Reports on the State of UK Pig Farms and It's Not Pretty Reading

Juliet Gellatley | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Juliet Gellatley

Nearly all the 4.9million pigs reared in Britain at any one time are kept on intensive units in distressing conditions. From the gigantic to the ramshackle, these factory farms have one thing in common: they thwart all natural instincts of the pig.

Using Pigs to Provide Transplant Organs for People

Peter Stevenson | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK
Peter Stevenson

What would happen if we change to an opt-out scheme and there is still a shortage of organs? If that happens society may decide to use pig organs - I hope it doesn't - but if it does we must ensure there is no increase in the number of animals used for human purposes. This means we will have to cut back on some other use of animals - in the case of pigs that means eating less meat.

Virtual Reality: Bringing the Farm to Your Living Room

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 21.04.2016 | 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.

11 Videos Of Micro-Pigs Being Utterly Adorable To Brighten Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Piglets and micro-pigs are probably some of the greatest gifts mankind has ever enjoyed. Let's all take a few minutes to watch this video compilation ...

Pig Who Jumped Off Truck Going To Slaughterhouse Gives Birth To Nine Healthy Piglets

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Comedy

A pregnant pig who jumped from a moving truck that was taking her to a slaughterhouse has given birth to nine healthy piglets after being rescued by A...

Student Poses Naked Wearing Dead Pig's Head For Art Project. Is Annoyed When College Won't Display It

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

An art student has embroiled in a row with her college after it refused to display a picture of her hamming it up in a wood wearing nothing but a pair...

Vulture Gets Head Stuck Up Pig's Bum Because Nature Has A Wicked Sense Of Humour

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

A bizarre video recording has captured one of the many cruel oddities of the animal kingdom. A vulture with it's head caught up the bum of a pig. ...

Here's Why #baeofpigs Won the Internet (And Our Hearts)

Jo Carrigan | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Jo Carrigan

Oh what we all would've given to have been a fly on the wall when David Cameron's PR team approached his office this weekend.

15 Happy Pigs Completely Untainted By #PigGate

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

Let's not forget the voiceless here... SEE ALSO: DRUGS, DEBAUCHERY AND BIZARRE RITUALS: Lord Ashcroft Takes Revenge On Cameron In Explosive Biog...

This Guy Predicted #PigGate Four Years Ago And Now His Twitter Is In Meltdown

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Comedy

What was once an innocent tweet based on an episode of Black Mirror has turned into a flurry of notifications for one Tranmere Rovers fan. Daniel H...

Excited Micro-Pig Really Likes Helping With The Laundry

Rumble | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Pickle the Mini Pig gets so excited for this pile of clean laundry that he rolls, jumps, and twirls in the air. Look at him all over the place! If ...

MRSA Is in British Meat: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Need?

Philip Lymbery | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK
Philip Lymbery

This is the first time MRSA of livestock origin has been found in British pig meat. The findings indicate that British consumers are already being exposed to MRSA in retail meat, with a person eating pork twice a week likely to be exposed to contaminated meat once every three months.

Filthy Pigs: the European Commission Thinks Creating Pig Waste Lagoons Is the 'Best Available Technique' for the Environment

Philip Lymbery | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

Imagine being a pig on a typical farm in Europe. Most likely you'll have nothing to do but stare at your fellow pen mates and four concrete walls whilst you stand on a slatted floor. Shockingly, the European Commission thinks that keeping pigs in barren environments on slatted floors is the 'Best Available Technique' for the environment.

Meet Esther, The 48 Stone 'Micro Pig'

SWNS | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who bought a micro-pig were stunned when their pint-sized family pet turned into a 670 pound giant. Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted...

This Tiny Pig Following A Dog Around Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Comedy

The only thing cuter than a video of a piglet? A video of a piglet that also includes a dog. And the only thing cuter than that? A video of a...

These Ridiculously Adorable Piglet Vines Will Make You Go 'Squee!'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Ready to go "Squee!" with delight? You've come to the right place. Because, ladies and gentlemen, we don't think there's a cuter collection of Vin...

WATCH: How To Wake Up A Pig

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy

In which Frank and Tiffney Dunaway from Tampa, Florida, wake up their three-year-old pot-bellied pig Prissy (yes, she really is a pig-in-a-blanket) by...

Aporkalypse Sow: 4,300 Pigs Killed In Giant Blaze

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

In a tragic case of hamageddon, up to 4,300 pigs - 3,550 of whom were piglets - have died in a blaze at a farm in Northern Ireland after a suspected a...

Offal Recipes That Actually Look Good

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget all the fancy sounding, tongue-twisting gourmet meals, the real culinary wonders lie within the spectrum of nose to tail recipes. French che...

MoD Defends Shooting Of Live Pigs In Military Exercises

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

The Ministry of Defence has defended its involvement in the shooting of pigs for medical training after new pictures of the "cruel" practice emerged. ...

WATCH: GoPro Survives Fall From A Plane Into A Pig Pen (And Records The Whole Thing)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Tech

There are two versions of this story. In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sk...

We've Just Agreed To Export £45m Of Pig Semen To China

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The UK has agreed to start exporting £45m worth of pig semen to China from next year, in one of the latest deals clinched by David Cameron during his...

The Problem With the 'Pig Idea'

Alastair Butler | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Alastair Butler

'The Pig Idea' was started by food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart and Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers, both of whom I have a huge amount of respect for. However I have joined the debate as there are some issues in their argument which I feel need addressing on behalf of BPEX and the pig farming industry...

The Pig Idea: Getting Food Waste Back on the Menu for Our Pigs

Thomasina Miers | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Thomasina Miers

As a cook and restaurateur who's keen to do my bit to help the environment, I'm always on the lookout for ways we can help minimise the impact of the food waste that busy restaurant kitchens create. So when Tristram Stuart and I met and started chatting about the idea of trying to reverse the ban on food waste, I felt that we were onto something hugely exciting.