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Bin Bag Of Severed Cat Heads Found Close To Manchester's Curry Mile

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

A bin bag containing severed cat heads has been found by a shocked animal lover. Engineer James Robinson, who owns five cats himself, made the gr...

Pound Stretcher's Rabbit Prison Exposed

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK, with an estimated 1.6 million kept in and outside of our homes. They are also the most neglected and mistreated animal companion in the nation. Out-dated preconceptions that rabbits are hutch loving, carrot crunching, cheap, small-child friendly pets is largely to blame.

Five Kittens Abandoned In A Suitcase In Cardiff Need A New Home

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

Five kittens abandoned in a zipped-up suitcase are looking for a new home. The three male and two female cats were found on a public footpath in Grang...

Chihuahua 'Swinging' Teenager Admits Cruelty Charge After Viral Video Appeal

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

A teenager who claims to love dogs has pleaded guilty to swinging a chihuahua around in the air by its lead. Alfie Loft, 19, "felt disgusted" at hi...

Arrest Made After 'Chihuahua Swinging' Video Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK

A 19-year-old has been arrested after he was filmed swinging a Chihuahua on a lead around his head. The hideous act of animal cruelty by Alfie Loft...

Fined £800 For Drinking Two Goldfish, And Then Regurgitating Them, In NekNomination Dare

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 20 year old man from Suffolk has been fined £800 for downing two live goldfish in a NekNomination dare, which he then uploaded video footage of to ...

Cat Thrown Into Garden Patrolled By Large Dogs In Shocking RSPCA CCTV Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

This shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a teenage boy grabs a defenceless cat and throws it over a fence and into a garden patrolled by two large ...

Animal Research: A New Era and a New Debate?

Barney Reed | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Barney Reed

We want to see a debate framed in terms of what is happening now, not whether the use of animals led to a scientific discovery or progress eighty or a hundred years ago. Science, technology, and concern for animals have all evolved significantly since then, and the debate must too. Why is a specific animal 'model' or study thought relevant or valid now?

Man Fined For Swallowing His Own Pet Goldfish In Neknominate Stunt

Press Association | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A man who swallowed a live goldfish as part of a neknominate challenge is believed to have been the first person to have been prosecuted in relation t...

RSPCA To Look Into Discovery Of Four Severed Swan Heads In Milton Keynes

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

An angling club official is urging the RSPCA to investigate after finding the severed heads of four swans. Steaven Cooper, fisheries officer and secre...

Teenager Gulps Down Live Goldfish At Funfair In Neknominate Stunt (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

Appalling footage of a teenager apparently swallowing a live goldfish at a funfair has emerged. The clip was posted to YouTube on 5 April, along w...

Solicitor Who Left Dog To Die Is Jailed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

A trainee solicitor who locked her pet dog in a kitchen and left it to die has been jailed for 18 weeks. Katy Gammon, 27, moved out of her home in ...

Horrifying Images Show Goose With Lower Beak Torn Off (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

Animal welfare experts are appealing for help after a goose was spotted in a Yorkshire park with the lower half of its beak missing. The Canada go...

GRAPHIC: What Kind Of Person Treats Their Pet Like This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

These heartbreaking images show the torture an emaciated dog endured under the hands of his cruel owner. Fly the lurcher had to be put down by a ve...

Warning For Pet Owners After 3 Dogs Are Killed By Poisoned Meat In North London Park

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Dog owners are being urged to be vigilant after three canines were killed by eating poison in a north London park. Two bull Lurchers and a Springe...

Rescued From Death's Door: You Will Not Believe How Happy & Healthy This Dog Is Looking Now

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Riddled with sores, his hair all but gone and his ribs protruding, it’s hard to believe this dog is even alive. But he is, and the transformatio...

Children 'As Young As Six' Seen Feeding Live Cat To Pair Of Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

The RSPCA is investigating reports that two children fed a live cat to two dogs. Two children, thought to be as young as six, fed a helpless tabby ...

Dogs And Owners Trot Up To Birmingham For Crufts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

Owners and dogs have gathered in Birmingham for the annual pet-fest that is Crufts, the world’s most famous pooch show. This year more than 21,500 h...

The C Word: Is Crufts Harmful to Dogs?

Violet Owens | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Violet Owens

Many people will be horrified to learn that underneath the glossy veneer of the UK's biggest beauty pageant for dogs, lies the ugly fact that the way some of our favourite breeds of dog have been bred to look, can cause them chronic discomfort, pain and suffering throughout their lives and can even lead to their premature or painful deaths.

'This Cruel Craze Is Getting Out Of Hand': Neknomination Fad Blasted By RSPCA

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

The RSPCA has told the Huffington Post UK they are "absolutely horrified" by the influx of animal cruelty complaints they have been receiving related ...

Shocking Fox Hunt Picture Shows Men Slaughtering An Animal In Front Of Children

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

This disturbing image shows three young children looking on as a fox is dragged from a hole before being brutally killed. Released by anti-fox hunt ca...

The Curious Case of Bobi the Disabled Bulgarian Dog

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

Bobi was a political pawn, used by the media to condemn the RSPCA. In this case, the two charities in question were both doing the right thing in relation to the remit of their policies. The media hysteria, public bias and negative publicity meant that the death of Bobi would have haunted the RSPCA in 2014.

'Elderly' Chihuahua Left On Train – Come On Internet, Let's Reunite Him With His Owners! (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Animal welfare officers are desperately trying to trace the owners of an “elderly” Chihuahua who was left on a train last week. The sandy-colo...

This Bloke Thinks He Has A Good Excuse For This...

Huffington Post UK/Rex Features | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Matthew Coffin knew his soon-to-be-visiting nephew was a bit of a tearaway so he decided his pet kitten needed some acclimatisation. The best techn...

Has The RSPCA Become A 'Sinister And Nasty' Charity?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The RSPCA has become a "sinister and nasty" organisation, the head of the Countryside Alliance has warned. General Sir Barney White-Spunner has eve...