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…

The RSPCA has called on the UK and Welsh Governments to follow suit as the European Commission makes the “incredible” pledge to propose phasing out cage systems for a variety of farmed animals.

The Commission has today (30 June) announced their response to the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘End the Cage Age’ which saw backing from more than 1.4m citizens, including over 54,000 from the UK.

The ECI urged the Commission to propose legislation to prohibit the use of … Continue reading…

Halloween merrymakers have been urged to not bin their leftover pumpkin carvings – but to feed them to wildlife instead.

RSPCA Cymru has issued the reminder as households across Wales get ready for All Hallows’ Eve.

Many animals can eat pumpkin – and the animal welfare charity is encouraging anyone who carved a pumpkin not to throw the remnants away; but to provide a tasty treat instead for their fellow living creatures.

An RSPCA Cymru spokesperson said: “Once Halloween is … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector pays a visit to celebrity Martin Clunes – in the latest episode of the new sitcom Warren. 

The comedy follows the life of driving instructor Warren Thompson, played by Clunes, following his move to Preston.

However, much of the comedy was filmed in Cardiff – including scenes where an RSPCA inspector pays a visit to Warren to check on his pet chickens.

The episode – the fourth in the series – will air at 9pm tonight (March … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for information, after fears more than 30 chickens were deliberately poisoned at an allotment in Brithdir, following a “gruesome discovery” made earlier this week. 

An allotment holder arrived at the Tennyson Terrace site on Monday (12 November) to find multiple chickens dead – including a number they owned.

The chickens had been frothing from their mouths, and had blood on their combs – indicating, it is feared, poisoning. All the birds impacted had … Continue reading…