11.09.14

We’re appealing for information after five baby bunnies were found dumped in a box in a field in Soham, Cambridgeshire on Tuesday, 9 September.

The domestic baby rabbits, called kits, are thought to be around just three-weeks-old – too young to survive on their own. A passing member of the public found them abandoned in a field and brought them into the nearby Pet Doctors vets.

The box contained shavings and hairs thought to belong to the kits’ … Continue reading…

Homeless in a half shell!

10.09.14

Three rare red-footed tortoises were found by bemused staff in the outdoor display of rabbit hutches at a Pets at Home store in Woodrow Way, Gloucester, last Saturday 30, August 2014.

The staff called us and we collected the animals and took them to be checked over by a specialist vet. The vet found the tortoises were cold and slightly underweight but otherwise unharmed by their ordeal.

We are unsure as to whether the … Continue reading…

08.09.14

Rosa the campaigning chicken ended her 39-day tour of the European Union (EU) yesterday (Monday, 8 September), finishing with a public event outside the European Parliament in Brussels.

For 39 days, from August 1, Tamsin French, a free-range chicken farmer’s daughter from Devon, UK and a team of campaigners, have been touring the European Union dressed as a six-foot chicken called ‘Rosa’.

Rosa has visited 21 EU countries calling for clear and compulsory welfare labelling of poultrymeat. She wants … Continue reading…

Dog who could barely stand now has a sofa-ntastic home!

05.09.14

Every year we rescue thousands of animals from terrible conditions. Many have either been the victims of neglect, starvation or even physical abuse. 

These animals are taken in to our centres up and down the country where our kind-hearted staff nurse them back to health in the hope of finding them a loving new home.

Lance is just one of the 11,000 dogs rehomed by us last year, most … Continue reading…

Support for animal experiments at lowest level since 2002

04.09.14

We believe the results of two new polls commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills should stimulate more determined efforts to end animal use and suffering in experiments.

The surveys (published today, 4 September) were carried out in March by Ipsos Mori. They show a continuing overall decline in public support for animal experiments – now at the lowest level since 2002.

Close to a third (32 per … Continue reading…