Archive for the ‘Campaigns’ Category

How do you humanely kill a lobster at home? You don’t.

Lobster in the ocean

You may have read recently that Switzerland has announced a ban on boiling lobsters alive, but did you know that here in the UK, lobsters aren’t protected at all?

Whilst other sentient animals in the food chain such as pigs and chickens are protected by the Animal Welfare Act 2006, lobsters, squid, crabs and crayfish are completely unprotected – something we’re lobbying to change.

Our team of technical specialists at the RSPCA, backed by growing scientific evidence, have … continue reading ››

Is there real fur on your bobble hat?


Now that the temperature is dropping, it’s time to wrap up warm.

However, there’s one thing troubling us this winter…

We’re pretty concerned about the use of real animal fur on some items of winter clothing. Coats with fur lining and furry bobble hats are particularly popular at the moment and what many consumers don’t know is that some of these are made from real animal fur.

You could be unwittingly funding cruelty by buying real fur by accident.


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Seven puppies euthanised under BSL

Mercedes muzzled

The story of Mercedes and her nine puppies illustrates the arbitrary nature of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), as we continue to call for an end to these outdated laws.

Mercedes and her puppies were seized

One December afternoon, Lynn Bernard had a visit from the police. They had a warrant, and asked to see her dogs.

Lynn’s dog Mercedes had recently given birth to a litter of nine puppies. Mercedes is an American bulldog cross bullmastiff, and the father … continue reading ››