Three men have been given suspended prison sentences for causing unnecessary suffering to pigs at a farm in Lincolnshire, after a prosecution brought by the RSPCA.


Shocking undercover footage of pigs being repeatedly kicked in the head, hit with gates and jabbed with pitchforks was filmed by Animal Equality in April last year and passed to the RSPCA  to investigate.


Troy Wagstaff (D.O.B 06.03.88)*, Gavin Hardy (D.O.B 29.09.79) of Greengate Lane, South Killingholme, and Arturs Grigorjevs (D.O.B 02.11.86) … Continue reading…

A man from Sunderland has been disqualified from keeping equines for five years after allowing a horse to suffer with a maggot-infested wound.


Glenn Foot (D.O.B 05.11.87) of Marley Crescent appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 27 February).


He was convicted of (1.) causing unnecessary suffering to the horse, called Raspy, (2.) failing to meet the horse’s needs and (3.) obstructing a police officer under the Animal Welfare Act 2006* in his absence last month (9 … Continue reading…

Two pugs were seen tossed from a red Sedan-type car on Wednesday (20 February) in the Wrexham area, in a move labelled a “disgusting way to treat animals”.

A member of the public witnessed the incident – with the dogs reportedly dumped from the vehicle at traffic lights, on a junction as you depart Coedpoeth and join the A483.

The car is then said to have departed at speed towards Oswestry. It is alleged two young men were in the … Continue reading…

The horrific discovery of four blood-soaked dead puppies inside a sack has been made in Merthyr Tydfil. 

A council worker found the puppies dumped near a bridge in Pontsarn on Tuesday (19 February), and alerted the RSPCA.

The puppies were found in a sack of dog food, marked “GAIN greyhound 28”.  All were covered in blood – and an RSPCA Cymru inspector says the circumstances are “deeply worrying and suspicious”.

All puppies are lurcher-type, appear to be from the same … Continue reading…

A dog has been rescued – after taking a precarious adventure on a Penarth cliff edge.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after members of the public spotted the dog three groynes down the beach, on the edge of a cliff.

The animal welfare charity attended the scene, but the spaniel-type dog had made her own way off the cliff, and had been taken to a car park by members of the public, who found the arriving RSPCA officer.

She is not … Continue reading…