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RSPCA Inspector Feared Dead During Storm Imogen 'Would Do Anything To Rescue Animals'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

An RSPCA inspector who is feared to have fallen into the sea while trying to save stranded birds during Storm Imogen “loves animals and would do any...

Man Arrested Over Footage Of Dog Being Punched In Street

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after footage circulated online of a "petrified" dog being repeatedly punched in a Lancashire street. A huge ap...

Hunt To Find Man Who Punched 'Clearly Petrified' Dog In Lancashire Street

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Man Arrested Over Footage Of Dog Being Punched In Street Disturbing footage has been released by the RSPCA of a man repeatedly punching a "...

The Shocking Extent Of Dog Fighting In The UK Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A dog fight takes place every day in the UK, with victims of the illegal blood sport having their injuries patched up by...

Petrified Kitten Had Eyes Glued Shut By Manchester 'Sickos'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

A "petrified" kitten returned home "dripping in glue" after her eyes were glued shut in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The eight-month-old pet...

Thousands Want 'Justice' For Puppy Tortured And Left For Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

More than 70,000 people are calling for animal abusers to face harsher punishments after a puppy was stolen from his owner and subjected to hours of h...

Teens Set Puppy On Fire After Torturing Him In 'Most Disturbing' Case Of Animal Cruelty

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Thousands Want 'Justice' For Puppy Tortured And Left For Dead A puppy was stolen by a group of teenagers then tortured for hours and set on...

Animal Rights Groups Are One Step Closer To Ending 'Barbaric' Bullfighting

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Animal rights campaigners are rejoicing after the European Parliament voted on Wednesday to end EU subsidies for farmers who raise bulls to fight in a...

Scale Of 'Severe' Animal Suffering In British Labs Revealed For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

More than 180,000 animals were poisoned, given degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease or exposed to "severe" toxicity tests in UK laborato...

This Illegal Trade Is 'Leaving A Trail Of Dead Puppies'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Dog trafficking is "leaving a trail of dead puppies" and devastated families in its wake, says the RSPCA, as it calls on the government to clamp down ...

'Urgent' Issue Of Thousands Of Primates Being Kept As Pets Sparks Mass Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

About 5,000 primates are being kept as pets in the UK, with many living in bird cages, in filthy conditions and being fed sugary drinks and fast food....

RSPCA Could Have Its Powers Stripped, MPs Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

The RSPCA's right to prosecute cases of animal abuse could be in jeopardy after it emerged that MPs will look into the extent of the charity's powers....

Woman Given Ban After Burying Starving Puppy Alive

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

A woman has been banned from ever owning a pet again after she buried a starving puppy alive in what has been described as one of the most “horrific...

This Journalist Abandons Her Dogs When They Stop Being 'Cute Puppies'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

A Daily Mail journalist sparked outrage on Friday after she revealed that she abandons her dogs when they stop being "cute puppies". Shona Sibary a...

Firefighters Demolish Wall To Save Fox Cub Trapped In 3 Inch Gap

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A fox cub found trapped in a three-inch gap between a garage and a house has been rescued against all odds, after firefighters tore down a wall. Th...

Deliberate Animal Cruelty Such As Microwaving Pets Has Risen, Says RSPCA

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Animal cruelty is on the rise, the RSPCA has warned, with pets being increasingly subjected to horrific acts of violence. Figures from the animal w...

This Ugly Truth Behind the UK's Biggest Beauty Pageant for Dogs

Violet Owens | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Violet Owens

If the Kennel Club changed the breed standards to put the welfare of the dogs first and only awarded prizes to those breeding healthy dogs, the lives of thousands if not millions of dogs could be improved.

Circus Animals - 10 Reasons the Show Must Go On

Douglas McPherson | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Douglas McPherson

Circuses with wild animals are strictly regulated by a licensing scheme, introduced in 2012, that sees them inspected by vets six times a year (twice unannounced) with the results available online. Every aspect of the animal's life, diet and accommodation is governed by strict guidelines.

Horror As Healthy Horse Is Shot Dead & Dumped In Family's Garden Over £30 Livery Yard Debt

Huffington Post UK/ Ross Parry | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A thoroughbred horse was shot dead and dumped in a mother-of-two’s garden over an alleged £30 debt. Beckie Warner found the body of Kit, a form...

Why You Should Never Leave Your Dog In A Car

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

September is here, summer is over and unless we're going to witness an Indian summer (which is pretty unlikely) then it's perfectly acceptable to leav...

Ice Bucket Challenge Sparks Animal Cruelty Investigation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

WARNING: Some viewers may find this video distressing The RSCPA has launched an investigation after a shocking video emerged of a teenager thrustin...

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 12.10.2014 | 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...