The RSPCA is releasing its annual cruelty statistics for 2013 and West Yorkshire comes out worst across England and Wales for the number of people convicted of animal welfare offences.


One hundred and twenty six people were convicted of offences in West Yorkshire last year after the RSPCA brought prosecutions. Durham had the second-highest figure with 100 people convicted*.


The figures are just some of those which form part of the charity’s Prosecutions Annual Report**, published to coincide … Continue reading…


Today we launch our annual competition for budding young snappers to showcase their best images of animals.

The Young Photographer Awards 2013 (YPA13) welcomes all kinds of pictures. From cheeky portraits of family pets to imaginative photos of wildlife and even close-ups of insects in a mix of categories open to young people under 19.

The competition is sponsored by Warners Midlands, supported by Olympus and Natures Images, and is judged by a mix of photography professionals including … Continue reading…