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Our regularly updated blog is packed full of exclusive insights from our experts and frontline staff.

Read about our most pressing campaigns, get the full view on current animal welfare issues, follow heartwarming rescue stories, and learn more about caring for and protecting the animals around you.

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Scared to death: Why we're campaigning for change
For over 20 years the RSPCA has campaigned to make fireworks less frightening for animals.
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Animals have feelings but why isn't it recognised in law yet?
Our team here at the RSPCA have been working with over 40 other animal welfare organisations over the past few years to convince the Government that introducing sentience legislation need not be overly onerous or difficult.
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Make waste work for wildlife by building a DIY bug house
We interviewed Bob Monkhouse, our passionate centre volunteer (and resident bug house builder!) all about the story behind his DIY wildlife habitats...
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Sign our #FurFreeBritain petition to help end the cruel fur trade
A barren wire cage as a home, then a horrifying death. Please help us achieve a #FurFreeBritain by signing our petition.
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Could the coronavirus vaccine help to end both human and animal suffering?
The pandemic has highlighted an urgent need for us all as humans to re-evaluate our relationships with animals.
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Calling all kitten owners: Help us to tackle the kitten abandonment issue
Some owners are unaware of the risks associated with an unneutered cat and haven't received the best advice on the subject.
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Nine ways to become a more sustainable pet owner in 2021
Read our top tips for reducing your carbon pawprint.
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Women in science: Meet the RSPCA team
You won't find our team dressed in lab coats but you'll find them using science to help the RSPCA provide for and safeguard animal welfare.
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Together for animal welfare with the World Federation for Animals
Our Chief Executive, Chris Sherwood, talks about why partnering with international animal welfare organisations will help us reach our goals.
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The RSPCA then, now and forever
For almost 200 years the RSPCA has been at the forefront of animal welfare, fighting relentlessly for all animals to be given the quality of life that they deserve.