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It's time for horse racing to wave goodbye to the whip

It's time to get rid of the whip for encouragement. More research needs to be conducted to identify whether the whip even has a place in horse racing.

Brian Davies on the ice sheets in Canada with a seal pup
Brian Davies obituary (1935 – 2022)

Founder of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), protector of seals and successful campaigner to ban hunting with hounds.

Charlotte Hawkins on keeping pets calm this fireworks season

A guest blog by Classic FM presenter Charlotte Hawkins.

Conversations that spark change: Animals and our planet

We're at a critical turning point where we must urgently re-evaluate our relationship with animals and nature if we're to secure our future and that of the trillions of animals with which we share the planet. 

How to make your own DIY pet treats
Shop-bought treats can be expensive, but they're easy to make yourself for a fraction of the price.
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II and her impact on animal welfare

RSPCA staff, supporters and volunteers were deeply saddened by the death of our much-loved Monarch and Royal Patron. I was humbled to stand in Westminster Abbey to pay respect on behalf of each and every one of them.

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We all eat...So surely we only want high-standard produce?

More than 80% of UK citizens believe that UK animal welfare standards should apply to imports as shown in post-Brexit polling.

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Is the Welsh Government making big moves in farm animal welfare history?

As the Royal Welsh Show returns, there are millions of reasons for farm animals to be optimistic.

We win, they lose: Why pets shouldn't be given as prizes

Each year, we still get calls from the public about innocent animals being prized off.

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Dogs in the office - The paw-fect solution or a dog's dinner?

While taking your dog to work sounds like a dream - there are lots of considerations before working 9-5 with your four-legged friend.