Blood Lions Documentary Goes International

(Blood Lions Press Release) The 1st of September will see the first screening of the controversial documentary, Blood Lions, overseas. The film will be screened in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne – Australia. The Australian Government has long supported the Blood Lions view of banning canned hunting and predator breeding. A lead character in the film and […]

World Lion Day: Leading voluntary placement company commits to ensuring ‘animal friendly’ offer in wake of Cecil the Lion death

(FOUR PAWS Press Release) One of the world’s leading gap year and voluntary placement providers, Projects Abroad, has publicly committed to doing more to ensure that its international projects are in no way connected to animal cruelty in any form. The decision follows lengthy discussions with international animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS, which has warned […]

Open Letter Calls for Government U-Turn on Laboratory Beagle Breeding Centre

(Kennel Club Press Release) FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) and the Kennel Club have sent an open letter to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP calling on him and the Government to reverse their decision to grant planning permission for a laboratory […]

First UK Pilot of Open Paw Starts for Rescue Dogs at NAWT Herts Centre

(National Animal Welfare Trust Press Release) National Animal Welfare Trust has started the first UK pilot of Open Paw – a radical new programme that aims to transform rehoming centres into ‘universities’ for rescued pets. Twelve dogs at the rehoming charity’s Hertfordshire Centre in Watford are taking part in the scheme that gives every animal […]

New DNA Testing Scheme for Lancashire Heelers

(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA/CH) in Lancashire Heelers, following consultation with the breed clubs and the health coordinator for the breed. A list of the laboratories from which the Kennel Club is able to record results can be viewed here. […]

Cecil the Lion: The Many Dark Sides of Trophy Hunting

(FOUR PAWS Press Release) The case of Zimbabwe lion Cecil has outraged animal lovers and others worldwide. The famous 13 year old lion was killed early this month after being illegally lured out of the Hwange National park by a hunting outfitter. Only recently it was revealed that Cecil was killed by an American trophy hunter. […]

RDF TV West to Help People Choose the Right Puppy for BBC Two

(RDF Television Press Release) RDF Television West, a Zodiak Media company, has been commissioned by BBC Two to make a 2×60 documentary series: Choose the Right Puppy for You (w/t) following the success of Six Puppies and Us earlier this year. Choosing the wrong dog is considered one of the biggest issues in dog welfare […]

Illegal Pet Importers Must Face Up To Their Crimes Says Leading Rehoming Charity

(Wood Green Press Release) Wood Green, The Animals Charity, has responded to the news of a Peterborough woman appearing in court for illegal puppy importing. Renata Rimkiene was ordered to pay £1,500, after pleading guilty to two separate counts of landing an animal with intent to evade rabies regulations. Wendy Kruger (pictured below), of Wood […]

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