Poll shows 7 out of 10 people want complete end to cosmetics testing on animals


One year on from the EU sales ban on cosmetics newly tested on animals, we are calling for change worldwide.

New research shows that the public is behind this movement with 76 per cent of women and 59 per cent of men wanting to see animal testing for cosmetics completely stopped worldwide. 71 per cent say that they would prefer not to buy a … Continue reading…


Hundreds of thousands of people have voted for the incredible dogs showcased in this years  RSPCA’s Ruffs – the dog show with a difference.

Frustrated with dog shows that prioritise looks over the health, welfare and happiness of dogs, this year the animal welfare charity launched its own alternative online dog show.

Winner of Ruffs 2014

On Sunday, 9 March the winner was chosen as Tiny, the Rottie whose incredible transformation stole people’s hearts. Just two years ago Tiny … Continue reading…


The following members have been elected, or re-elected, to serve as regional representative to Council for their respective regions for the next three years with effect from 10 March 2014.

  • Ms Karen Harley – South West Region
  • Miss Jean Reid – South Central Region
  • Mrs Daphne Harris – South East Region
  • Mr Bob Baylis – East Region
  • Mr Mike Tomlinson – East Midlands Region
  • Mr Paul Draycott – North West Region
  • Mr Tim Bray – Yorkshire and the North
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We have today launched our first pet food range designed by experts and containing only UK sourced ingredients.

We’re the first national charity to launch a full range of pet food, with all the proceeds going back to the charity to help the welfare of animals.

Happy healthy pets

The pet food is hypoallergenic and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and does not contain beef, pork, dairy or soya.

It is full of nutritional vitamins and minerals … Continue reading…

We have been overwhelmed by entries to our alternative dog show – Ruffs.


Ruffs 2014 is our first ever online dog show. Unlike traditional shows which judge dogs primarily on looks, ‘Ruffs’ celebrates them for their welfare and happiness.

James Yeates, RSPCA chief veterinary officer said:

“We are fed up with dog shows like Crufts judging dogs primarily on looks and rewarding those people still breeding dogs with exaggerated features, particularly as it’s those looks which can often cause … Continue reading…