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Crufts Promotes Irresponsible Dog Breeding Must Be Stopped

Elena Orde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Elena Orde

It is completely bizarre - and quite ominous - to prize particular animals higher than others based on such arbitrary factors as the exact length of their legs, their numbers of face folds or the precise flatness of their heads. All dogs are deserving of loving homes, even if they don't conform to such ridiculous standards.

One Weekend: Two More Reasons To Drop Animal Products

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

This weekend, the UK has been outraged by a shocking act of animal cruelty: up to 1,800 day-old chicks were found dumped in a field. The incident has...

1,000 One-Day-Old Chicks Dumped In Lincolnshire Field

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK

About 1,000 tiny chicks were spotted running around a field in Lincolnshire on Friday after being abandoned at just a day old. The RSPCA has launched ...

Undercover Investigation Into Turkey Farm Could Change Your Mind About Your Christmas Roast

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK

Warning: Article contains details and images some readers may find upsetting Bloodied and injured turkeys have been filmed in a free-range, R...

Changing The Lives Of Tomorrow's Dogs

Claire Horton | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Claire Horton

A ground-breaking report was released by a key Westminster Committee last week - one that could make a huge difference to the lives of dogs and cats in England and Wales - but it didn't get its chance to make the impact it deserved.

RSPCA Vows To Continue Prosecuting Animal Abusers Despite Pressure To Stop

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

The RSPCA has vowed to continue prosecuting animal abuse cases after a committee of MPs recommended it stop. Neil Parish, who chairs the Environment F...

Lord Heseltine Denies Killing His Mother’s Dog

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

Lord Heseltine has insisted he did NOT strangle his mother’s beloved pet dog to death. The 83-year-old’s assertion is apparently contrary to an ac...

Lord Heseltine Admits Killing His Mother’s Alsatian With His Bare Hands

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Lord Heseltine DENIES Killing His Mother’s Dog Veteran politician Lord Heseltine has made the startling revelation he strangled his mother...

Vets Warn Of The Dangers Of Buying 'Flat-Faced' Dogs Such As Pugs And Bulldogs

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Dog owners are being urged to reconsider buying breeds with fashionably “flat-faced” features because of concerns over the animals’ health and w...

Why Hundreds Of Dogs Suitable For Rehoming Are Being Killed Just Because Of Their Looks

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

Hundreds of dogs are being euthanised, despite being suitable for rehoming, just because of the way they look, latest figures reveal. It has been 25 ...

Animal Testing Is On The Rise And Brexit Could Make It Even Worse

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

A 7% rise in animal experiments makes a “mockery” of the government’s pledge to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in scientific rese...

Why I'm Campaiging for the Government to Introduce an Animal Abuse Register in the UK

Maxine Berry | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK
Maxine Berry

At the moment there is nothing to stop an animal abuser from moving a few miles up the road and then obtaining another animal to inflict further abuse on. Stricter laws need to be implemented to help protect vulnerable defenceless animals in the future.

A Pet Is Abandoned Every Hour Because Owners Want To Go On Holiday

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK

Pet owners are abandoning their animals at a rate of one every hour because they want to go on holiday, figures from the RSPCA reveal. Last year 2,812...

'Horrific' Killing Of Rare-Breed Sees Crimewatch Feature Its First Dog Death Appeal

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK

A two-year-old dog who was strangled and dumped in a canal after being snatched from her home on Christmas Eve has become the first canine to feature ...

If You Love Animals, Can You Actually Visit A Zoo Ethically?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

Last weekend, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla called Harambe was shot dead at a zoo in the US after a child entered his enclosure. The killing ...

Croydon Cat Killer 'Could Start Targeting Humans'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK

The Croydon cat killer could soon start targeting humans, a criminal psychologist has warned. About 50 pets are believed to have been killed and disme...

How One Medical Research Charity Is Replacing Animals In Laboratories

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK

Mention animal testing, and it's likely you'll be met with a barrage of very strong opinions on either side, from those who insist the practice is cru...

RSPCA 'Acted Unlawfully' By Putting Down Cat Against Owner's Wishes

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

The RSPCA hid evidence and behaved unlawfully when it put down a family's cat against their wishes, a damning report has found. Claude, a 18-year-old ...

Cat 'Lucky To Survive' After Owner Accidentally Posts Her 260 Miles Away

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK

A cat was "very lucky to survive" after she was accidentally put in the post and trapped in a box for eight days. Cupcake climbed into a box of second...

The Government Is Planning To Scrap Animal Welfare Codes

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

The government is planning to scrap animal welfare guidance and devolve regulatory powers to the farming industry, it has emerged. Under plans drawn u...

'The Level Of Depravity' Towards Britain's Pets Is The Worst The RSPCA Has Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

Warning: contains images and details that some may find upsetting A pug puppy punched so hard her jaw fell out, a Chihuahua cross set on fire and a te...

Dead Puppy 'Dumping' Ground Discovered In Quiet Country Lane

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES A quiet country lane in Hertfordshire has become a graveyard for “dumping dead dogs” in what RSPCA inspectors suspect i...

It's Time We Reconsider What We Define as Humane

Louise Mead | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Louise Mead

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'll keep saying it until people choose to listen. None of this is necessary. We have no need to use and kill animals for food, clothing, entertainment, or any other reason. To harm and kill another being without necessity is profoundly unjust, no matter how you paint it. There is only one way to bring this injustice to an end; and that is, my fellow animal-lovers, for each of us to be the change by being vegan.

An Undercover Investigation Has Exposed Extreme Cruelty On British Pig Farms

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Warning: Article contains images and details that some may find distressing Injured and bloodied piglets forced to live among rotting corpses are j...

Appeal After Cat's Body Found Skinned, Broken And Bound In Car Park

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AND DETAILS The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead cat's broken body was found skinned and bound in a Devon ca...