Five years on from the documentary highlighting the suffering endured by many pedigree dogs not enough has been done and many dogs are still suffering needlessly.

Today marks the five year anniversary of the revealing BBC documentary ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’  which highlighted the shocking levels of suffering many pedigree dogs endure as a result of the way they are bred. We have produced a progress report, Pedigree dog breeding progress report (60KB PDF), highlighting the areas where urgent … Continue reading…


Budding young snappers keen to be crowned the winner of this year’s Young Photographer Awards (YPA 2013) need to hurry up – the deadline for the prestigious competition is just over a week away.

Hundreds of entries have already flooded in including cheeky portraits of pet kittens, snapshots of ducks splashing in the pond and even some more exotic animals such as a giraffe – but there is still time for young people to get their images in to … Continue reading…


On Friday, 9 August Anna Roberts, co-founder of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF),  sadly passed away.

Anna and her husband Peter founded CIWF in 1967 to protest the issue of factory farming based on concerns for farm animal welfare.

Today the CIWF is the leading global organisation solely devoted to improving farm animal welfare.

Our chief executive Gavin Grant, said:

 We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Anna Roberts, the inspirational co-founder of Compassion in World

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A trainee guide dog has been named Joan in honour of a lady who left money to us to be used to train a guide dog.

As we don’t train guide dogs, we gave the money to the charity Guide Dogs in 2011 to sponsor the training of a dog from puppy to qualified guide dog.

Now, Joan the dog, who is named after generous supporter Joan Peggy Lindsey, has completed her first year of training with her ‘puppy … Continue reading…


RSPCA Brighton has agreed to save ten thousand free-range chickens from slaughter.

The 18-month-old egg-laying chickens have come to the end of their usefulness for a commercial egg producer and were destined to be slaughtered. That was before our Brighton Animal Centre stepped in.

The flock is being kept at a holding site while staff at the Patcham Animal Centre work flat out to find new homes for them.

Patcham animal care assistant Diane Grout said:

“We have been

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