A pair of Milford Haven teenagers have each been given a 12-month referral order, and banned from keeping animals, after admitting to the “horrifying” offence of hitting, clubbing and stabbing a chicken, and setting the helpless animal on fire.
The pair – who cannot be named for legal reasons – stole the chicken from a Milford Haven garden in Pembrokeshire, before subjecting the bird to the acts dubbed by a veterinary surgeon as “gratuitous torture”. Sadly, the chicken has died…. 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…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after three skinny chickens were dumped in a pigeon basket in pouring rain in Merseyside.
A member of the public found the three birds huddled together in a brown basket on the Liverpool Loop Line, between Fazackerley to Hunts Cross, near to Longmoor Lane.
They contacted the RSPCA and inspector Helen Smith collected the birds, who were all very thin and hungry.
Inspector Smith said: “All that was in the basket with them was … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after some chickens were attacked at an allotment in Chester-le-Street by a ‘group of youths’.
The incident happened on the evening of Friday 8 September at allotments off Waldridge Lane in Waldridge.
RSPCA inspector Terri Ann Fannon said: “This was a terrible incident where chickens were tortured and some of them killed, seemingly for the pleasure of a group of youths.
“We understand that around a dozen young people – who were boys … Continue reading…