Pigs

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.

European Parliament to Decide on Whether Simple Visual Check Suffices Before Declaring Meat Safe for Consumption

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

View image The European Parliament will this week have to decide whether plans by the European Commission to simplify meat inspections would compromi...

RIP Swino

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'Lethargic' Pig In Jogging Bottoms Rescued From Hot Car By Police A feral pig who made a name for himself after bursting into an Australi...

Kangaroo Mob Causes Chaos In Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

Is there something in the water in Australia? A kangaroo broke into a man's home, swam in his pool and generally left a trail of destruction, just...

Feral Pig Runs Amok On Australian Campsite, Necks 18 Beers And Tries To Fight A Cow

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'Lethargic' Pig In Jogging Bottoms Rescued From Hot Car By Police A feral pig burst into a Western Australian campsite this weekend where...

Test-Tube Meat: Yay or Nay?

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

The recent laboratory development of an in-vitro beef burger created from stem cells is causing quite a buzz amongst consumers. Most people's first reaction is one of disgust and trepidation. And then the many questions: how can I eat meat that was grown in a lab made possible only by human engineering?

Leftovers 'Should Be Fed To Pigs'

PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

Leftovers should be put back on the menu for pigs to conserve food supplies, cut waste and farming costs and protect the environment, campaigners are ...

WATCH: Baby Goat Plays On Pig's Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Comedy

To be fair to the baby pygmy goat here: when you're stuck in a farmyard with nothing around except a bit of straw, you do have to make your own amusem...

WATCH: Cat And Mini-Pig Play Together

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Comedy

You know what this day needs? A video of a cat playing with a mini-pig. So thank heavens for Franklin (the mini-pig) and Floyd (the cat), here. ...

WATCH: And This Little Piggy Opens Bottles...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Coco the miniature pig. Coco doesn't need opposable thumbs - or trotters, even - to open a plastic bottle. Oh no. Co...

Hundreds Of Pigs Killed In Farm Fire

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

The owners of a piggery will assess the damage today after a fire ripped through the building, killing up to 900 animals. Up to 50 firefighters tac...

Village School Bombarded With Hate Mail Over Pig Rearing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK

A village primary school has been plagued with hate mail from animal rights activists after launching a pig rearing scheme, it has been reported. T...

WATCH: Disabled Piglet Uses Tiny Wheelchair (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Chris P. Bacon is not just a British boxer nor a composer of film scores. No, Chris P. Bacon is also the name of this adorable baby pig, who was bo...

There Is No Scientific, Ethical or Legal Justification for Killing Animals in Military Trauma Training Exercises

Matt Freeman | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK
Matt Freeman

MoD is flouting the law and perpetuating the myth that shooting animals helps save human lives on the battlefield. The truth is that having military personnel try to repair the wounds of pigs who have been violently injured on a firing range does not help humans.

Three Arrested After Pig's Head Left At Muslim Centre

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

Three people have been arrested after a frozen pig's head was left outside a community centre being used as a Muslim place of worship. Leicestershi...

'Gruesome' Military Experiments On Monkeys And Pigs On The Rise

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

Almost 10,000 experiments were conducted on animals, including monkeys and pigs, at a top-secret military research facility last year. The number o...

Filmmaker Writes To MoD Over 'Shameful' Operations On Live Pigs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone has written to the Ministry of Defence to protest against the "barbaric and shameful" use of live pigs to train B...

Army Surgeons Practice Operations On Shot Pigs

Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has defended sending surgeons serving in the British Army to controversial medical training involving live pigs shot by ...