RSPCA welcomes decision as ‘game changing’

26.11.13

We have hailed a historic decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to uphold a ban on seal products that are a product of the cruel seal hunting industry.

In 2010 the EU ban prohibited the trade in products from all commercial seal hunts, including those in Canada, Namibia and Norway (although it does not affect sealing by Inuit and other indigenous peoples).

Seal hunting ‘cruel and unnecessary’

At the time animal welfare … Continue reading…

20.11.13

We received a very special delivery when a young puffin was found on a pavement outside a Post Office.

The forlorn looking bird was spotted by a man in Strood, Kent, and taken to a vet before being transferred to our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre.

The puffin, nicknamed Pat after the world’s favourite postman, has been nursed back to health and is set to be released back into the wild today.

Bel Deering, manager of RSPCA Mallydams Wood, … Continue reading…

17.11.13

A baby seal rescued from a surf beach in Jersey has made a flying visit to one of our wildlife centres.

Wilson the grey seal, thought to be just a couple of weeks old, was flown by plane from Jersey to Southampton last week and then brought to the Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre near Hastings for treatment and care.

He was spotted being thrown back into the sea by a member of the public on Saturday 4 November in … Continue reading…

15.11.13

A seal rescued by us from a marina in Suffolk last week has sadly died after a fish hook was found in his stomach.

The male common seal was spotted at Beccles quay – about 10 miles inland – in an underweight, lethargic and disorientated state.

After a couple of attempts at rescue, a team of four of our inspectors succeeded in catching the large mammal and putting him on a stretcher on Wednesday (6 November) so he could … Continue reading…

13.11.13

We are appealing for information after a wild goldfinch was found in a cage trap in a field in Ecton, Northamptonshire.

The bird was discovered by a concerned member of the public who had thought the bird had been abandoned.

The goldfinch was found in a field near a hedge on Northampton Road, Ecton on the same side as The World’s End pub.

However when one of our officers attended to collect the bird they revealed the goldfinch was … Continue reading…