Our Freedom Food – the only UK assurance and food labelling scheme dedicated solely to improving farm animal welfare – is calling for the help of all young Easter egg hunters (or those still young-at-heart).

Freedom Food’s favourite hen, Hettie, has been so busy laying eggs on her free range farm that she’s simply forgotten where she has left them all.

A stylishly inviting online game invites young visitors to search the virtual farm to find three missing eggs … Continue reading…


They may not have much in common on paper but the characters of the hit TV show Game of Thrones have some unlikely animal doppelgangers.

The much anticipated fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones launches on Sunday in the US and hits UK screens the following day.

Like the diverse cast of Game Of Thrones, we want to showcase its wide variety of animals up for rehoming – from dogs and cats to pigs and horses.

Whether you … Continue reading…


A group of young puffins blown in during the February storms are homeward bound after we released the birds off the north coast of Devon yesterday.

The three juvenile puffins, who were among an influx of 40 seabirds we rescued during the heavy winter storms, took a journey across to Lundy Island on MS Oldenburg following two months rehabilitation, rest and recuperation at our West Hatch Wildlife Centre.

The birds made the 22-mile trip across the Bristol … Continue reading…


Jockeys helped to make the 2013 Grand National a success. We hope that this year’s race at Aintree will also end without serious injury or fatalities.

The jockeys role is instrumental

Last year, jockeys pulled up tired horses and those no longer in contention, playing a significant part in avoiding risk.

The minimum use of the whip by the jockeys also played a part. We’d like to see this continue as we believe that more serious whip breaches have … Continue reading…


We are relieved DEFRA has decided against rolling out the badger cull to further counties after they backed down on plans to licence more culls in other parts of the British countryside.

Following pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire we feared large areas of land in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, East Sussex, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire would be included in future culling operations.

Reports that the Independent Expert Panel found the culls to be ineffective and inhumane add … Continue reading…