18.05.13

One of our centres is looking after four orphaned badger cubs too little to survive without help.

The baby badgers have been brought to our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire over the past few weeks. Two are just a few weeks old and the size of small puppies, all have lost their mums and need to be fed and cared for until they are old enough to look after themselves in the wild.

Lee Stewart, manager at … Continue reading…

17.05.2013

We are pleased to hear that Gloucestershire County Council voted against the badger cull due to take place from next month.

The cull is due to begin after 1 June in two earmarked pilot areas in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

At a full council meeting on Wednesday, politicians voted to object to the cull, and agreed to voice these objections in a letter to Defra.

RSPCA senior scientist Colin Booty said:

“We are pleased to hear that Gloucestershire councillors

Continue reading…

We share support for consolidated law and control notices

17.05.13
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee yesterday (Thursday, 16 May) released a report on dog control and welfare.

The report suggests dog legislation should be consolidated and tougher limitsshould be introduced on dog breeding.

David Bowles, the RSPCA’s head of public affairs, said:

“The RSPCA has tirelessly lobbied successive governments to introduce a consolidated Act to legislate on dog control and dog breeding, and are delighted to see … Continue reading…

18.06.13

We are appealing for information after a three-week-old lamb was the victim of a horrendous act of animal cruelty in which her ears were cut clean off. 

The shocking incident took place overnight between May 5 and 6, in Gotham, Nottinghamshire.

RSPCA Inspector Susan Hammond was called to attend the incident and said that the lamb’s ears had been cut off cleanly close to her head.

She said:

“This is absolutely horrific and I cannot believe that someone would

Continue reading…

10.05.13

Our pioneering scheme which uses wildlife and the great outdoors to improve the lives of disadvantaged young parents has won an award.

The ‘Hastings Wild Things’ project, under serious funding threat, is based at our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre and aims to boost the prospects of local families through a range of activities at its woodland nature reserve.

Last week the scheme won the Junior Section Environmental Achievement award at the SPARK awards, run by East Sussex Council for … Continue reading…