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…

20.11.14

A YouGov survey for Freedom Food, has revealed 19 per cent of parents never bake with their children. A third also admit they never talk to their kids about how the animals that help produce our food are looked after and cared for.

In response, Freedom Food is urging children to take part in its annual Compassionate Cook competition.

Backed by celebrities – Katy Ashworth, presenter of Cbeebies’ ‘I Can Cook,’ Linda Barker, TV presenter and Celebrity MasterChef contestant, … Continue reading…

20.11.14

A lottery grant has come to the rescue of one of our pioneering projects, which had been under serious threat.

The Hastings Wild Things scheme has been running since 2010. It uses wildlife and nature to help disadvantaged young people and families gain new skills and confidence and engage with animal welfare issues.

It launched with the help of a three year lottery grant and offered children, teens and young parents the chance to experience the great outdoors through … Continue reading…