Almost 100 pups were separated from their mothers in December's storms
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Friday 27 May 2011
Concern for animals has a slightly unfortunate political pedigree. Hitler was tender-hearted towards pets. Alan Clark, famously sensitive to the plight of animals, was once asked if his concern extended to humans; "Curiously not," was the answer. The BNP likes to boast about its firm line on animal rights. Nick Griffin's party-political fireside chats see him with a cat – strangely of mixed race – curled up on his lap.
Friday 13 May 2011
The Coalition government today rejected a ban on wild animals in circuses in favour of a new licensing regime.
Friday 06 May 2011
The days have long gone, fortunately, when most Britons considered watching cockfighting or bear baiting a pleasurable way of spending some free time. It is high time that the sight of big animals cavorting for the pleasure of the public in circuses went the same way. It is deeply regrettable that Downing Street has apparently blocked plans to ban these performances, opting instead for an improved system of self-regulation on the part of circuses themselves.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Battery farming of rabbits is set to return to Britain for the first time in more than a 15 years to satisfying a growing hunger for their meat.
Monday 25 April 2011
Dog owners could be forced to have a microchip implanted under their pet's skin under government plans to combat dangerous animals.
Friday 15 April 2011
Nine in 10 people would not wear real fur despite it making a comeback on the catwalk, according to research today.
Friday 08 April 2011
Almost all of Britain will bask in glorious sunshine this weekend with the mini-heatwave showing no sign of fizzling out.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
A viral video aimed at helping the Staffordshire Bull Terrier shed its associations with gang violence and anti-social behaviour has been launched by an animal welfare charity.
Friday 31 December 2010
Two dogs were found hanged from a village bridge in a "barbaric" act of cruelty, the RSPCA said today.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Thursday 04 November 2010
Shoppers who care about animal welfare should shun standard British chicken and buy meat imported from thousands of miles away in Thailand, according to the RSPCA.
Friday 29 October 2010
Shooting badgers in parts of Britain affected by bovine tuberculosis, which is proposed as a control technique, may be harder to carry out humanely than ministers realise, says the RSPCA.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Playful Ridgeback cross Buster only has three legs and is desperate to be rehomed after an animal centre reached its full capacity.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Saturday 23 October 2010
It's hard to imagine a more maligned breed than the SBT. Originally bred in the 17th century as working dogs, from the word go Staffies were used for fighting. Sadly, dog fighting still exists and is one of the reasons why so many of them are abandoned. To depict them as a vicious breed, however, couldn't be further from the truth...
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