The burned bodies of three cats have been found by the side of a public footpath in Kibblesworth, Gateshead.

 

The cats appear to have been inside a cardboard box, which had also been burned.

 

They were discovered by someone walking down the popular lane, known locally as ‘The Lines’, at around 2pm on Saturday afternoon (28 January). They called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Rachael Hurst said: “One of the cats was microchipped but the telephone number listed … Continue reading…

20.06.14

New polling of public, politicians and animal welfare experts highlights the need for the government to lead the way – and identifies the plight of research animals, breeding animals and those hunted for sport as top priorities.

This week we  hosted an animal welfare debate with leading animal welfarists and members of parliament at the site of our very first meeting back in 1824.

The panel was chaired by our head of public affairs and included: