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Animal cruelty doesn't stop for coronavirus - so neither did we! What we have learned from one year of lockdown
Despite global health pandemics, national lockdowns, and major upheavals to the everyday lives of the human population - animals still need our help. And we're proud to say that we've been there for them through it all.
5 big reasons to say no to gene editing and #StopTheSplice
Our campaigns team weighs in on our latest campaign to protect farm animals.
How I prepared my dog ahead of bringing home our new baby
A growing family is a blessing but it also has its own set of challenges and creates disturbance and new routines in the home - especially for four-legged friends!
Herchy Boal
Meet the strong women who dedicated their lives to fighting for animals
The RSPCA has been shaped by pioneering women throughout our history, from the Victorian age right up to the present day. Without them, we would never have been able to rescue the animals that we have.
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.
Dr Penny Hawkins
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.