​More effort is needed to end lab animal use and suffering, says the RSPCA, as a new poll reveals the public have real concerns about animal research and testing.

The animal welfare charity say the result of the Ipsos Mori survey demonstrate the need for strong regulation and increased efforts to develop humane alternatives to the use of animals.

The survey* (published today – 24 May 2019), commissioned by the Office for Life Sciences and carried out between August and … Continue reading…

A dead fox has been found in a snare in the Narberth area – with RSPCA Cymru suspecting illegal activity.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public found the dead fox at a fence on farmland near the village of Llawhaden on Saturday 4 May.

RSPCA Cymru is opposed to the manufacture, sale and use of all snares or any trap which causes suffering. Snares are cruel and indiscriminate in what they catch – and … Continue reading…

A woman who admitted allowing cats and dogs to suffer at her home in Colne, Lancashire has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years.

 

In total, two dogs, ten cats and a ferret were discovered at Zoe Elizabeth Pearsall Allen’s house after she moved out – six of the cats and the ferret were dead.

 

Allen (D.O.B 23.10.72), who abandoned the animals at an address on Hawley Street, appeared before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court last week (Tuesday 14 … Continue reading…

Approximately 400 humans and hundreds of dogs took over Bute Park on Saturday (May 18) as the hotly-anticipated Big Walkies Live returned to Cardiff.

The event marked a “celebration of dogs of all shapes and sizes” – as canines and their owners enjoyed two scenic walk routes through the beautiful surroundings of the central Cardiff-based park.

Attendees also savoured the Big Walkies Live event village – including entertainment from Radio Cardiff 98.7FM DJs Wyburn & Wayne, plus refreshments, stalls and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of dead ducks were discovered in a bag in some bushes outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire.

 

The female mallard and nine ducklings were found in a black bin liner on Saturday 27 April.

 

It appears whatever happened to them happened two days earlier.

 

RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor said: “CCTV shows a lot of commotion – cars and people are seen stopping and congregating – on the Thursday afternoon … Continue reading…