10.09.13

A petition calling on the government to put a stop to the pilot badger cull climbed to 300,000 in the two weeks since the first animal was shot.

There has been a marked rise in the number of people signing the number 10 e-petition since the pilot culls began in areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire.

It had already become the biggest ever petition on the government’s website in July when it passed 258,000 signatures. Now more than 40,000 extra … Continue reading…

09.09.13

A weak and abandoned foal has been rescued from a remote hilltop above Llangynidr in Powys, South Wales.

Three ramblers from the Bristol area were on Llangynidr moor on 30 July and noticed the ailing creature behind a wall at the end of an uphill track.

Attempts to find the foal’s mother proved futile, as were their attempts to help the animal drink water so we were contacted at a neighbouring farm.

RSPCA Inspector Christine McNeil was called to … Continue reading…

06.08.13

Protesters report concerns about sheep due for live transport

The controversial live transport trade received another blow this week (Wednesday, 4 September) after a lorry full of sheep bound for the continent was turned away from the port of Dover, after four animal health officials boarded a lorry following concerns about an “exceptional” smell.

According to reports, a protester close to the road became concerned that the animals looked unwell and that an “exceptional” smell was emanating from the Continue reading…

Senseless slaughter continues

04.09.13

We’re appalled after learning that hundreds of badgers are now being shot in parts of Gloucestershire as well as Somerset, as part of the pilot badger culls.

The cull may have started but we remain committed to persuading the government to put a stop to this misguided, unethical and unscientific attempt to control bovine TB in cattle. We believe it will not help solve the problems caused by this devastating disease or benefit cattle, badgers or … Continue reading…

03.09.13

A hedgehog has had a lucky escape after getting completely entangled in a badminton court net.

The prickly mammal was rescued by us after being found in a garden in Whatley, near Chard in Somerset last Thursday (August 29) by a member of the public.

The net was so tightly wound around him it was caught in his spines and in his mouth. It is not known how long he had been like this but he had been unable … Continue reading…