Archive for the ‘Animal welfare’ Category

Our London veterinary director discusses RSPCA misconceptions

Caroline Allen holding a cat © RSPCA

Caroline Allen is our London veterinary director, successfully managing our veterinary provisions at two hospitals – Putney and Harmsworth – and two clinics – Edmonton and Southall.

Prior to joining us, Caroline worked at private practices for 18 years, as a veterinary surgeon and clinical director. Caroline is also a valued Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council member.

It takes police and vet involvement before we can take action

I’m delighted to have worked with the RSPCA team for … continue reading ››

How dogs know what we’re feeling

Dog with his tongue out smiling © RSPCA

If you’re someone who prefers to keep your emotional state secret from everyone, then steer clear of your dog!

Four reasons your dog knows you better than you realise

It’s being proven that dogs are just too skilled at sensing and interpreting how we’re feeling to be duped. Here’s why…

Dogs can recognise emotions in people’s facial expressions

They’re able to tell emotional facial expressions from neutral expressions, and happy faces from angry ones – just from photos of faces.… continue reading ››

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 ››