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…

New homes are being sought for 12 piglets born after their mums were signed over to the RSPCA as part of an ongoing investigation.

 

The Iron Age cross piglets are in the care of Askham Bryan College in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, where their mums arrived towards the end of last year.

 

They are aged between six and ten weeks and are looking for new homes as pets, ideally in groups. All will be ready to be rehomed by … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for pig lovers to rehome piglets after two rescue sows unexpectedly gave birth to 17 babies.

Gill and Sandra, two pigs, were found in an underweight, neglected state in Boughton-Under-Blean, Faversham, Kent in September. It is not known for sure what breed they are but it is thought likely that they could be a cross between Kune Kune and Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig.

They were taken into RSPCA care and made a good recovery and then surprised … Continue reading…

14.01.14

The House of Lords is preparing to debate the subject of killing without stunning this Thursday, 16 January. 

We’re renewing our call for improved welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter and clearer labelling of production methods.

More than 900 million farm animals are slaughtered for meat in the UK every year. The vast majority are stunned pre-slaughter. However, the law permits the Jewish and Muslim communities to kill animals by religious methods without any … Continue reading…

15.07.13

A new survey by our Freedom Food scheme today reveals some people don’t even know the basics when it comes to food and farming – even which farm animals fly and which ones walk.

When given a list of food delicacies – including two spoof ones – and asked to indicate which they had tried, one in 10 people astonishingly said they had tasted ‘chicken trotters’. In addition, eight per cent of the respondents said they had tried … Continue reading…