In the midst of the looming Statutory Instrument debate on Wednesday, the Hunting Act is still doing the important job of bringing those to justice those who have committed crimes against Britain’s wildlife.  

Last Friday saw the successful prosecution of three men who were found to be illegally hunting in Herefordshire. Alan Hill (D.O.B. 06.12.60), James Smith (D.O.B. 02. 04.93) and Jack Hudd (D.O.B. 18.05.94) were stopped by the police last year in the middle of the night whilst driving … Continue reading…

Sinbad the kitten stands tall after his epic journey overseas

An eight-month-old kitten has miraculously survived a stormy 16 day journey in a shipping container from Egypt before arriving on the back of a lorry in Hereford.

Image courtesy of the Hereford Times 

Named after Sinbad the sailor, the fictional adventurer who took to the high seas, the ginger tabby kitten travelled over 2,000 miles after hopping into a shipping container in Alexandria in Egypt on 8 March.

From Alexandria, Sinbad was then shipped with luxury linens to the port … Continue reading…

 

RSPCA welcomes passing of ‘Fly-grazing’ Bill into law

Charity receiving thousands of calls per year hopes legislation will help

 

The RSPCA, which receives more than 22,000 calls every year about horse welfare, is pleased that the Control of Horses Bill will become law before the General Election.

 

Along with other welfare charities and countryside and farming organisations the RSPCA welcomes the passing of the Bill by the House of Lords today (18 March).

The new law will … Continue reading…

24.12.14

Milder winter could be to blame for large number of hedgehogs admitted to our West Hatch Wildlife Centre.

There are plenty more mouths to feed at our wildlife centre in Somerset, Taunton.  Staff have been kept busy by the large number of hogs being brought through the doors.

 

50 per cent increase in hedgehog admittance’s

Last month 40 hogs were admitted to the centre – compared to 27 in 2013 – almost a 50 per cent increase in … Continue reading…

21.11.14

It may be a lot nicer than living underground in District 13, but this Katniss lookalike would love a new home in time for Christmas.

To mark the release of the latest Hunger Games film, Mockingjay part 1 this week, our Bluebell Ridge cattery in Hastings have released a photo of their very own Katniss in the hope that someone will volunteer to give home to this beautiful survivor.

Katniss is a black-and-white semi-long haired female of around five-years-old, … Continue reading…