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…

Three dead foxes with their abdomens slit have been found in Chepstow, only a short distance from a separate pile of dead wild animals dumped earlier this year.

A dog walker made the shocking discovery on Wednesday (20 February), and contacted the local police, who enlisted the support of RSPCA Cymru. An urgent appeal for information has now been launched.

The three fox bodies – two male and one female – were found a short walk from Chepstow Garden Centre … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Lurcher cross was found abandoned in Burnley with ‘horrific’ injuries consistent with having been used for hunting.

The dog was first spotted tied to a tree on a lane off Brownside Road at around 6am on Monday morning (9 October).

 

RSPCA inspector Lyndsey Taylor (pictured) said: “Seeing him again at 9.30am, a member of the public went to investigate and found him to have numerous injuries. They cut him free and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three dead foxes were found in a Staffordshire field in the space of two weeks.

The bodies have been found in Darnford Lane, Lichfield, over the course of a fortnight, with the more recent one found on Thursday, 6 April.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “There are no visible injuries on the foxes, however I am concerned that there is a possibility that they have been poisoned, as it is unusual for there … Continue reading…

In the midst of the looming Statutory Instrument debate on Wednesday, the Hunting Act is still doing the important job of bringing those to justice those who have committed crimes against Britain’s wildlife.  

Last Friday saw the successful prosecution of three men who were found to be illegally hunting in Herefordshire. Alan Hill (D.O.B. 06.12.60), James Smith (D.O.B. 02. 04.93) and Jack Hudd (D.O.B. 18.05.94) were stopped by the police last year in the middle of the night whilst driving … Continue reading…