A pair of orphaned otter cubs rescued by us have become firm friends after they were stranded in separate incidents during the recent storms.

Santon and Storm are being cared for at our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire after they were both separated from their mothers in river storm surges.

Inspectors were called to collect a 12-week-old female cub after she was discovered shivering and cold in a barn at the back of a pub called Santon Bridge  … Continue reading…


We react to news that the government overestimated number of cattle herds with TB.

The revelation that the government has over stated the number of cattle herds with tuberculosis due to a computer glitch has proved, once again, the badger cull has become a complete pantomime.

Published yesterday on The Independent’s website, the government admitted that distorted data may have ‘significantly exaggerated’ the number of cattle infected by TB in Britain.

The government must now admit the cull … Continue reading…


The House of Lords is preparing to debate the subject of killing without stunning this Thursday, 16 January. 

We’re renewing our call for improved welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter and clearer labelling of production methods.

More than 900 million farm animals are slaughtered for meat in the UK every year. The vast majority are stunned pre-slaughter. However, the law permits the Jewish and Muslim communities to kill animals by religious methods without any … Continue reading…


A seal rescued by us after fishing netting got caught around her neck was successfully released back into the sea today (Friday 10 January 2013).

The female adult grey seal, named Queen Size by staff because of her size, was found on a beach in Bacton, Norfolk in October in an extremely emaciated, dehydrated and weak state. The netting had dug so deeply into her flesh that two complete rings had been forged around her neck.

After treatment … Continue reading…


We have helped rescue more than 60 animals from flooding in just five days.

In the most recent rescue, members of our water rescue team and a field officer from World Horse Welfare (WHW), the largest rescue and rehoming horse charity in the UK, saved two foals and seven horses from a flooded field.

Two foals, a miniature Shetland pony and six horses were trapped in a waterlogged field in Colnbrook, Berkshire, after a river nearby burst its bank…. Continue reading…