08.09.14

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…

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

05.09.14

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

04.09.14

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…

02.09.14

Celebrities, judges and dancers of Strictly Come Dancing lend a helping hand to find Staffies Fred and Ginger a forever home.

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing have helped to put a spring in the step of two abandoned Staffies after they made Twitter appeals to help find them a new home.

 

Helping hand from Strictly stars

Reigning dance floor champion Abbey Clancy was among the stars to send out tweets encouraging a new owner to come forward for … Continue reading…

28.08.14

We ask ‘Do you give a monkey’s?’ as report investigates the alarming rise in the number of calls about pet primates and monkey trade.

We’re pushing for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a marmoset is among the latest admissions into our care.

Mickey the marmoset was picked after his owners could no longer cope or meet his needs.

He is the most recent case in a growing number of calls we’ve received about pet monkeys and … Continue reading…