100,000 badgers under threat


We’re urging MPs to vote to save British badgers when a debate takes place in Westminster on Thursday, 13 March.

More than 1,800 badgers have already been slaughtered since August 2013 as part of the government’s misguided badger culling policy and as many as 100,000 will be under threat if it insists on going ahead with rolling out the cull.

Pilot culls ineffective and inhumane

The pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucester failed to meet … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found stuffed in a bag that had washed up on a beach in Blackpool. It’s not known whether she was dead when she was put into the bag, and into the water, or not.


The bag was spotted by police on the beach opposite Red Bank Road, Bispham, Blackpool at around 3.30pm on Thursday 27 February. When they opened it they found the female black and … Continue reading…

A deer has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck in a tree at Haydock racecourse in Newton le Willows, Merseyside.


The Roe deer buck had become trapped with his front legs over one side of a tree and his back legs over the other.


The RSPCA was contacted about the animal’s plight on the morning of Wednesday 5 March and animal welfare officer (AWO) Matt Brown and animal collection officer (ACO) Victoria Marsh attended.


AWO … Continue reading…

Poll shows 7 out of 10 people want complete end to cosmetics testing on animals


One year on from the EU sales ban on cosmetics newly tested on animals, we are calling for change worldwide.

New research shows that the public is behind this movement with 76 per cent of women and 59 per cent of men wanting to see animal testing for cosmetics completely stopped worldwide. 71 per cent say that they would prefer not to buy a … Continue reading…


Hundreds of thousands of people have voted for the incredible dogs showcased in this years  RSPCA’s Ruffs – the dog show with a difference.

Frustrated with dog shows that prioritise looks over the health, welfare and happiness of dogs, this year the animal welfare charity launched its own alternative online dog show.

Winner of Ruffs 2014

On Sunday, 9 March the winner was chosen as Tiny, the Rottie whose incredible transformation stole people’s hearts. Just two years ago Tiny … Continue reading…