The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog linked to South Wales was found in Reading with injuries consistent with illegal activity.

A member of the public found the dog in the Burghfield area of the Berkshire town on Sunday (29 October). Sadly, the large cream-coloured greyhound-type dog was found with blood-stained bite marks all over his face, was unable to close his mouth, and also has nasty injuries to his leg.

Veterinary examination of the dog suggests the … 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…

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…

26.12.13

A new survey released today (Boxing Day) shows 80 per cent of the Great British public think that fox hunting should not be made legal again.

Released by the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA and IFAW, the survey also shows:

  • 85 per cent think deer hunting should not be made legal again.
  • 87 per cent think hare hunting/coursing should not be made legal again.
  • Those living in rural areas did not hold different views to those living in urban
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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after Humberside Police executed warrants on their addresses in Howden this morning (Thursday 24 October).

 

The men are suspected of being involved in hunting wildlife with dogs. They have been taken to a police station for questioning.

 

The intelligence-led operation involved officers from the RSPCA’s special operations unit and from Humberside Police.

 

Eight dogs and two hares were seized by police and placed in RSPCA care. A … Continue reading…