The RSPCA has praised Marks & Spencer’s “fantastic commitment to animal welfare” as it becomes the first major retailer to exclusively stock slower-growing, higher welfare chicken across its fresh produce range. 

In a first-of-its-kind move, M&S will expand its slower-growing, higher welfare chicken stock to cover all of its fresh chicken products by Autumn 2022.

All M&S fresh chicken will also be labelled RSPCA Assured – the charity’s dedicated farm animal welfare assurance scheme, promoting better welfare outcomes throughout a … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a bantam chicken found in Port Talbot. 

A member of the public found the chicken in the garden of their Border Road home, after the bird was brought to the property by their cats.

Fortunately, the chicken is uninjured and RSPCA Cymru is now eager to trace the owner. The animal was collected by the animal welfare charity today (22 July).

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley said: “We really hope someone can help … Continue reading…

A stray chicken has been rehomed by the RSPCA after being found by students on a night out.

The chicken was collected by RSPCA inspector Sara Jordan (pictured below) and taken to RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham & District Branch Animal Centre in Bawtry, Doncaster.

Sara said: “The little hen was found straying in the Crooksmoor area of Sheffield by a couple of students on a night out.

“They picked her up and carried her home and fed her crackers until we … Continue reading…

A lost, poorly chicken made her way to a casino in a busy area of London in search of a bit of luck.

The RSPCA came to the rescue after the bird was found at a 24-hour gaming shop – Cashinos – in London Road, Morden in Surrey on Wednesday, 16 September.

It is not known whether the bird was lost or abandoned but she was in a very poorly state and so dehydrated she was forced to drink from … Continue reading…

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Rosa the campaigning chicken ended her 39-day tour of the European Union (EU) yesterday (Monday, 8 September), finishing with a public event outside the European Parliament in Brussels.

For 39 days, from August 1, Tamsin French, a free-range chicken farmer’s daughter from Devon, UK and a team of campaigners, have been touring the European Union dressed as a six-foot chicken called ‘Rosa’.

Rosa has visited 21 EU countries calling for clear and compulsory welfare labelling of poultrymeat. She wants … Continue reading…