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…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information following reports that cats from a Pembrokeshire village have died suspiciously.

There have been several reports of cats being killed at Gray Avenue, Manorbier. One owner suspects her black and white male cat was poisoned. A cat has also been injured in a snare and there have been reports of three other cats which have died suspiciously in the area.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “We are appealing to anyone who has any information … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat recently died of suspected poisoning in Pontypool.

The owner of the tabby cat reported to the RSPCA that her pet became very unsteady and appeared to be having a fit. She took her cat to the vet who diagnosed it as antifreeze poisoning. Sadly she was put to sleep.

The caller from Davis Close also fears that her other cat was also poisoned as her black and white moggie died of … Continue reading…

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


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


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…