We welcome the news that McDonald’s has become first high street restaurant chain to serve 100 per cent Freedom Food pork from RSPCA monitored British farms- across its entire UK menu.

The move means that all sausage and bacon, used in the popular breakfast McMuffins through to the bacon in premium salads and promotional burgers, will all be from Freedom Food approved farms reared to our strict welfare standards.

David Squair from RSPCA Freedom Food said:

“Having one of the … Continue reading…


The Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association, Captive Animals’ Protection Society and us have welcomed the Government’s draft legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in England, to be implemented in 2015.

We and all the groups, who have worked closely together for a number of years on the campaign to seek an end to the use of wild animals in big tops in the UK, have said how“delighted” we are to see the ban … Continue reading…


The RSPCA is recognising the bravery and persistence of a terrier who saved the life of her elderly owner when she did not realise her bed was on fire.

Barbie is a seven-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who lives with her owner 72-year-old Rosemary Field in Bristol.

In the early hours of Friday 1 March, Mrs Field was asleep and unaware that a lit bedside lamp had fallen onto her bed. The hot bulb burned a hole through a quilt, … Continue reading…

RSPCA inspectors have collected several birds caught in an oil spillage on the north Kent coast.


The birds were found covered in thick, black sticky fuel oil. They include eight red throated divers, two of which had to be put to sleep to end their suffering, two guillemots and a dunlin who sadly died.


They all came from the Ramsgate harbour area except for one of the divers which was picked up in Rye harbour.


They are … Continue reading…

An orphaned new born otter was rescued near Monmouth on Thursday 11 April.

The young mammal’s screams were heard by a member of the public in Upper Ferry Road, Penallt, a few days ago. The cub’s mother had not returned and the otter was rescued and placed into the care of the RSPCA.

The tiny mammal will be hand reared before being released back to the wild.

RSPCA officer Sian Burton said: “My work is amazingly varied and it just … Continue reading…