The House of Lords is preparing to debate the subject of killing without stunning this Thursday, 16 January.
We’re renewing our call for improved welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter and clearer labelling of production methods.
More than 900 million farm animals are slaughtered for meat in the UK every year. The vast majority are stunned pre-slaughter. However, the law permits the Jewish and Muslim communities to kill animals by religious methods without any … Continue reading…
A seal rescued by us after fishing netting got caught around her neck was successfully released back into the sea today (Friday 10 January 2013).
The female adult grey seal, named Queen Size by staff because of her size, was found on a beach in Bacton, Norfolk in October in an extremely emaciated, dehydrated and weak state. The netting had dug so deeply into her flesh that two complete rings had been forged around her neck.
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We have helped rescue more than 60 animals from flooding in just five days.
In the most recent rescue, members of our water rescue team and a field officer from World Horse Welfare (WHW), the largest rescue and rehoming horse charity in the UK, saved two foals and seven horses from a flooded field.
Two foals, a miniature Shetland pony and six horses were trapped in a waterlogged field in Colnbrook, Berkshire, after a river nearby burst its bank…. Continue reading…
RSPCA inspectors have been putting themselves in harms way throughout the recent bad weather in order to rescue animals in danger. Many of these rescues have been complicated and dangerous and the demands on our inspectors have been enormous.
Latest flood rescue – Christchurch horses
Seven cob type horses have today (Saturday 4 January 2014) been successfully rescued from flooded fields in Christchurch, Dorset and moved to a safe dry area with food and water, ready for transportation tomorrow.
This … Continue reading…
Would you like to use your skills and experience in becoming one of the RSPCA’s charity trustees?
Our Council discusses plans for the RSPCA and makes the decisions that will affect how we deal with animal issues in the future.
The RSPCA Council comprises up to 25 volunteers elected to serve as trustees of the charity.
Fifteen Council members are elected by the votes of the whole RSPCA membership and serve for three years, retiring on a rotational basis…. Continue reading…