09.07.13

New independent research, published today, shows that eight out of ten UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products. 

The UK government is opposing this change, pushing the European Commission to keep consumers in the dark about where their food actually comes from.

83 per cent of UK consumers want method of production labelling, which clearly identifies the farm system used to produce the food, extended to meat … Continue reading…

08.07.13

Litter harms animals, so bin it before injury or even death occurs. That’s the message of our officer after rescuing a cygnet in North Wales.

RSPCA Inspector Mike Pugh was called to a lake on the Haven Holidays site in Chwilog, Pwllheli, on the afternoon of Saturday 29 June. The young swan was caught in discarded fishing line and was clearly struggling.

Inspector Pugh said:

Fishing litter can have a nasty impact on animals, but thankfully we

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06.07.13

We are urging pet owners not to forget their animals as summer finally arrives, with temperatures set to soar this weekend.

We are reminding people of how hazardous the inside of the vehicle can be for dogs.

We’re concerned that people are not taking on advice and are continuing to leave their animals in places that are far too hot.

RSPCA animal centre manager Darren Parrish said:

“With the changeable weather recently people may have been even more forgetful

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04.06.13

We have serious concerns about the newly published government paper which sets out for the first time the scope and scale of the planned badger cull in England.

Today (Thursday 4 July) The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published its ‘Defra bovine TB 25 year Strategy’.

The strategy looks at the areas the government will be concentrating its resources on in a bid to eradicate bovine TB. It revealed the cull areas for the first time – … Continue reading…

03.07.13

A young duckling landed himself in hot water – literally – after he managed to get stuck in a car wash at a Tesco’s in Norfolk.

The duckling was found around 4pm on Thursday 27 June at the car wash at the Tesco store in Hunstanton.

He was found soaking wet near to the car wash and was handed in to a worker at the store.

His mum and siblings were nearby although it is not known if they … Continue reading…