15.10.13

We are appealing for information after a young colt was found dumped and collapsed in a field in Gloucester with a horrific leg injury.

The skewbald yearling was found in the field off Naas Lane, Brookthorpe on Saturday (12 October).  He had a large open and bleeding wound to his upper right fore leg and a swollen elbow on the same leg.  The hoof on his right hind leg was also coming away.

The horse was lying collapsed on … Continue reading…

We warn of increase in live animals destined for slaughter

11.10.13

We’ve reiterated our calls for greater checks on live animals bound for France, as exports increase in the lead up to the annual Eid festival.

Yesterday seven lorry loads of live animals went through the port of Dover  and were loaded onto the boat, the Joline, which is carrying sheep that we believe will be slaughtered without pre-stunning for use in the religious festival of Eid.

The trade in … Continue reading…

09.10.13

We are outraged at the loss of hundreds of badger’s lives in what has proved to be a ‘farcical’ pilot cull.

It has been confirmed that number of badgers shot during the pilot badger cull in Somerset is well below the target required (850 badgers have been shot in the area over the six-week trial, just over 40% of an initial target of 2,081), which could potentially make bovine TB in cattle worse not better. Now Defra have … Continue reading…

08.10.13

As the first pilot badger cull in Somerset drew to a close yesterday, we are calling on the government to be transparent and share details about its effectiveness.

Officials said the six-week trials were intended as a way of testing the effectiveness and humaneness of shooting badgers as a means of controlling bovine TB in cattle.

Yet despite growing speculation about how successful the cull has been and much questioning, very little information has so far been revealed about … Continue reading…

07.10.13

We have launched an investigation into the apparent intentional killing of a juvenile swan in Westham, East Sussex on Saturday (5 October).

Shocked witnesses saw a brown Toyota or Mitsubishi pickup stop next to the pond on the High Street at 12.45pm on Saturday afternoon, as a large cygnet was in the road.

The driver sounded his horn at least twice but when the swan didn’t move, the car appeared to deliberately drive over the cygnet – killing it. … Continue reading…