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Once in a generation opportunity to transform food and farming

Government response to groundbreaking National Food Strategy expected any day soon.

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7 ways we're celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

To mark the occasion, here are 7 things we'll be celebrating ...

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Here's how you can campaign for animals from your sofa

Too busy to commit to a regular volunteering role, but still want to make a real difference to animal welfare? No prob-llama!

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How we're helping animals fleeing the war in Ukraine

Ukraine led to many people fleeing the bloodshed and violence with children in tow and in many cases their beloved pets.

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Meet the long-stay rescue dogs looking for their forever home
You can't buy love - but you can rescue it.
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National Superhero Day - Rescue dogs to police dogs

This National Superhero Day meet five of our four-legged pals who went from rescue pups to su-paw heroes!

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Are owners truly looking after their pet rats?

"Rats are such intelligent creatures and are full of personality, just like tiny dogs, and I think they deserve the best life we can give them."

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The dangers of string and ribbon to our birdlife
The true cost of litter: suffocation and starvation.
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Flat-faced dogs: Celebrated at Crufts but still suffering
"It's dogs like Henny and the breeders who produced him who should have been awarded, not the more exaggerated version who was broadcast to millions and paraded as the blueprint for the British bulldog."
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'I love dogs - but we're ruining them'

Our desire for cuteness and the selection for shorter, flatter faces has resulted in dogs who struggle to breathe.