Be tolerant of gulls this summer holidays

24.07.13

A nest of gull chicks has been left orphaned after both their parents were shot in the latest spate of gull attacks in the south east.

Three gulls were found in the same area of St Mary’s Bay in Kent last week with shot wounds – two in their wings and one with a pellet in its chest. Two were thought to be the parents of two chicks left uncared for in … Continue reading…

23.07.13

As temperatures soar we are stepping up our drive to get inspectors into Dover Port to check the welfare of animals being exported.

Since the live export trade moved from Ramsgate to Dover in May our inspectors have been stopped from checking the welfare of animals being shipped abroad and despite writing to the Harbour Board, have been refused entry.

Chief Inspector Dermot Murphy said:

“With sweltering summer temperatures it has never been more important for our inspectors to

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20.07.13

A petition against the government’s impending badger cull has reached a record number of signatures, as we call for greater transparency about how the humaneness of the culling method is to be tested.

More than 258,770 people have now added their name to the Number 10 e-petition protesting plans to shoot badgers as a way of combating bovine TB – making it the best supported of its kind.

Despite this milestone, the cull could still begin any day now … Continue reading…

19.07.13

Our chief executive today urged countryside groups to sign up to a new self regulating association to ensure traditional countryside pursuits can be enjoyed without breaking the law.

Gavin Grant today spoke at the CLA Game Fair in Warwickshire, one of the biggest events on the countryside calendar. During his speech he proposed the idea of an independent trail and drag hunt association, which would have our support.

Mr Grant suggested that hunts sign up to the self regulating … Continue reading…

19.07.13

We’re bracing ourselves for ‘Black Saturday’ – the busiest day of the year for our emergency helpline.

On Saturday 20 July, we expect to receive a call for help for an animal at least every eight seconds. We’re already receiving a record number of calls (a 65 per cent increase since January 2012), and hundreds more animals being abandoned over the summer period.

 

Help us make light work of Black Saturday

RSPCA Chief Officer of the Inspectorate Kevin … Continue reading…