We are appealing for information after a badger was found dead with a rope tied around her neck in Clacton-on-sea in Essex.

A member of the public found the female mammal in a ditch in Golden Lane, near Thorpe-Le-Soken at 11am on Saturday (November 30).  She had no obvious injuries but there was blood on her nose. There was rope around her neck and string tied to nearby branches.

We and the police were called and are working together … Continue reading…


We are relieved to hear that the Government has finally come to its senses and put a stop to the badger cull in Gloucestershire three weeks early.

Sources say the cull will end at noon on Saturday rather than the 18 December date planned, after those carrying out the cull did not meet even their reduced target.

Shooters unable to meet even amended target

The initial six-week pilot cull ended in October, but was then extended for another eight … Continue reading…


An abused greyhound who now helps other foster dogs and a RSPCA officer nicknamed ‘Santa Paws’ have been named animal heroes at an awards ceremony last night (Thursday, November 28).

The winners of the first ever Animal Hero Awards were announced at a star-studded and heart-warming evening at The Langham Hotel in London, hosted by TV star and animal lover Amanda Holden. The event was launched by The Daily Mirror in partnership with us and celebrates tales of courageous Continue reading…

The Hastings Wild Things project run by RSPCA Mallydams Wood Education Centre has won the ‘Play Award’ at a prestigious award ceremony for professionals who work with children and young people.

The project beat off competition from  community projects from all over the country.

Children and Young People Now Awards are run by the magazine of the same name which is the ‘only dedicated magazine for professionals working with children, young people and families’.

Karen Branagh, from our fundraising department, … Continue reading…

RSPCA welcomes decision as ‘game changing’


We have hailed a historic decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to uphold a ban on seal products that are a product of the cruel seal hunting industry.

In 2010 the EU ban prohibited the trade in products from all commercial seal hunts, including those in Canada, Namibia and Norway (although it does not affect sealing by Inuit and other indigenous peoples).

Seal hunting ‘cruel and unnecessary’

At the time animal welfare … Continue reading…