Almost 100 pups were separated from their mothers in December's storms
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Monday 30 April 2012
There has been some grim footage on our screens recently. Piglets have been clubbed and maltreated. Dogs have stared miserably at the camera. More examples of human cruelty are doubtless on their way. The RSPCA has announced that today marks the start of RSPCA Week. There is a growing crisis in animal welfare, the charity said in its appeal for funds. Last year, it received 1.3 million calls, an increase of 13 per cent on 2010. A total of 3,036 people were reported to its prosecutions department. In the courts, 1,341 people were convicted of cruelty, almost a quarter more than 2010.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
A huge rise in the number of pet owners convicted of animal cruelty is pushing the RSPCA to “breaking point”, the charity said.
Saturday 21 April 2012
Millions of dog owners will have to pay for their pets to be fitted with a microchip, under plans set to be announced next week.
Friday 20 April 2012
A couple with five children who kept 56 large dogs in their four-bedroom house have been banned from keeping animals for eight years.
Friday 30 March 2012
The RSPCA warned today that it will have to shed more than 130 jobs in the face of rising costs and increasing numbers of animals being abandoned during the economic downturn.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
A farmer who was being investigated over allegations of cruelty to pigs has been found dead at his home.
Friday 20 January 2012
Animal welfare and wildlife groups say the badger culls are unscientific and inhumane
Friday 30 December 2011
Animal welfare groups threaten legal action after the Government's broken promise
Friday 11 November 2011
A man handed himself in to a police station today after CCTV cameras caught a cat being swung by its tail.
Saturday 03 September 2011
The RSPCA has called for better measures to warn pet owners of the dangers posed by algae after the death of a dog which is thought to have swallowed the organisms while swimming in Lake Windermere.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Show you care about animal welfare by voting for the RSPCA People’s Choice Award, which recognises supermarkets championing animal welfare issues.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
The Government has announced controversial plans to introduce a major badger cull in England to tackle TB in cattle.
Friday 17 June 2011
Almost 27,000 have signed The Independent’s online petition calling for the Government to ban wild animals in circuses, pushing it within a few thousand of its target.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Ten animal welfare organisations have written to the Prime Minister urging him to introduce a ban on wild animals in UK circuses.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Dog owners have been urged to be vigilant after a number of pets mysteriously died after using a popular walking spot.
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