04.06.13

The omission of a ban of circus animals in the Queen’s Speech is ‘unacceptable’.

We’re disappointed that the UK government ministers have failed to include a ban of wild animals in circuses Bill in this year’s Queen’s Speech and have branded the omission ‘outdated.’

We, alongside other animal welfare organisations such as The Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association and Captive Animals’ Protection, have long been pushing for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria during the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts on Thursday (5-11 June)*.

 

Despite repeatedly advising people of the dangers, police and the RSPCA rescued a German Shepherd dog from a hot car last year. The owner was convicted of two offences, banned from keeping dogs and ordered to pay £10,000 in costs. The previous year two dogs were removed from hot cars. Their owners … Continue reading…