06.06.13

We have vowed to continue our fight to stop the Westminster Government’s planned cull of badgers in England.

Yesterday (Wednesday, 5 June) MPs voted narrowly against an opposition motion to reverse the government’s misguided strategy aimed at combating bovine TB.

Voting close despite three-line whip

MPs voted 299 to 250 against proposals to stop the cull going ahead in two pilot areas in Somerset and Gloucestershire – a narrower margin than the government has in the House of Commons … Continue reading…

04.06.13

We are urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria for the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts on Thursday (6-12 June).

Despite advising people of the dangers, our officers pulled two dogs out of hot cars again during the 2012 event. Their owners were given cautions.

Dogs die in hot cars

RSPCA Chief Inspector Rob Melloy, said:

It’s unacceptable. Dogs shouldn’t be brought to the fair at all, it is quite simply no place

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02.06.13

Four newborn kittens have had a lucky escape after falling down the gap in a cavity wall in a bungalow in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.

The owners of the bungalow, Sue and Brian Davie, alerted us after hearing the cries of the kittens. Their mother, a ginger cat later found to be almost blind, was located in the loft and it was clear that she had given birth but her offspring were nowhere to be seen.

RSPCA Inspector Sarah Elmy said:… Continue reading…

31.05.13

On the eve of a potentially devastating badger cull, Team Badger has published a report exposing the myths which underpin these misguided plans.

Team Badger’s mythbusters report (PDF 974KB) has been published to correct inaccuracies and misconceptions being used to justify the killing of thousands of badgers.

Team Badger, made up of us, IFAW, the Humane Society International (UK), Born Free, Dr Brian May’s ‘Save Me’ organisation, the League Against Cruel Sports and many other national and local organisations, … Continue reading…

29.05.13

A goose which made a miraculous recovery after being shot through the torso by a crossbow has been reunited with his mate.

The feathery couple are well-known and popular sight among residents at their home, the Burrator Reservoir in Devon. So, there was much concern when the gander of the couple was found at the beginning of May with an arrow through him.

He was bleeding heavily and showing signs of severe distress so we were called to rescue … Continue reading…