Archive for October, 2015

We must withdraw EU support for Bullfighting

Bullfight © iStock photolibrary

It’s hard to believe that in this day and age and with everything we know about animals and their ability to suffer, that the barbaric and cruel spectacle of bullfighting still continues.

Every year, in countries across Europe, such as Spain, Portugal and France, tens of thousands of bulls are brutally maimed, tortured and killed in the name of so-called ‘entertainment.

This is unacceptable and should be brought to an end immediately.

An opportunity for change

On Wednesday (28 October) … continue reading ››

Halloween Special – we love black cats!

Black kittens in RSPCA care

This Halloween we’re celebrating our spooky love of black cats by asking you to share your black cat photos.

Now, we know that it can be tricky to get a good photo of a black cat – so our photographer Joe Murphy has put together some top tips for taking the perfect picture of your black cat.  He’s even thrown in some adorable photos of some of the black cats recently rehomed by us for that extra special awwww factor.… continue reading ››

Wildlife in winter – get your garden ready for the chill

Hedgehog in autumn leaves @ RSPCA photolibrary

Shorter days and cold nights; the winter season can be tough on wildlife with food scarce and keeping warm being a challenge.

Just by making a few small changes to our gardens, we can all provide a little relief to our wildlife in winter.

Providing shelter for wildlife

Build a natural wildlife shelter

Why not build a shelter using piles of logs, leaves, grass cuttings, brushwood or compost? Hedgehogs, reptiles and amphibians will adore it – plus as a home … continue reading ››