25.02.14

We have welcomed an unexpected visitor after a beaver was found trapped under a car in Cliffsend, Kent.

The adult beaver was discovered sheltering from the bad weather under the vehicle by a member of the public on Thursday (February 20).

RSPCA Thanet centre manager Clive Martin was called to collect the large rodent in a dog crate before transporting him to the animal centre. An inspector subsequently took him on to Wildwood Trust for specialised care.

It is … Continue reading…

06.08.13

Protesters report concerns about sheep due for live transport

The controversial live transport trade received another blow this week (Wednesday, 4 September) after a lorry full of sheep bound for the continent was turned away from the port of Dover, after four animal health officials boarded a lorry following concerns about an “exceptional” smell.

According to reports, a protester close to the road became concerned that the animals looked unwell and that an “exceptional” smell was emanating from the Continue reading…

23.08.13

Four lorries of sheep and calves arrived at the Dover Docks this morning and sailed to Calais, with a further shipment expected later today.

Today marks the biggest shipment of animals from Dover since trade resumed from the port in May.

The lorries were loaded onto the boat, the Joline, a flat-bottomed Russian tank carrier designed to work in rivers not the open sea, in the early hours of the morning. A further shipment is expected this afternoon at … Continue reading…