Keyword » rspca

Defra launches mandatory CCTV consultation

Defra has launched a consultation on implementing mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses.

High animal welfare standards should be supported

The RSPCA has called on the government to help support and strengthen high animal welfare practices post-Brexit. 

Jamie Oliver’s commitment to high-welfare meat recognised

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been rewarded for supporting animal welfare by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (RSPCA).

RSPCA awarded grant to grow China animal welfare standards

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has received a bursary from the US foundation, the Open Philanthropy Project, to support its long-term work in China to improve animal welfare standards. 

Free-range poultry industry debate heats up

The British poultry industry has hit back at suggestions that welfare standards of non-RSPCA-Assured chickens are below acceptable levels. 

RSPCA launches investigation into dumped chicks

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire. 

Brexit to provide improved animal welfare opportunities

Leaving the European Union could lead to higher animal welfare standards for the UK. 

RSPCA calls for post-Brexit animal welfare reforms

A poll by the RSPCA has revealed eight out of 10 people want animal welfare laws improved or at least kept the same after the UK leaves the EU. 

Farm animal ban handed down to Bedfordshire farmer

A Bedfordshire man has been disqualified from keeping farm animals for life after being found guilty of offences under the Animal Welfare Act. 

Sainsbury’s joins the fight against waste

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is the latest retailer to do its part in fighting waste by introducing a new ‘snap-pack’ to its range of Taste the Difference sausages. 

CCTV footage call ignites debate

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA)’s recent call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and that official veterinarians (OV) to have unrestricted access to footage has divided the sector. 

RSPCA backs CCTV in abattoirs campaign

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has added support to a campaign backed by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) to make CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses. 

Consumers told not to fear antibiotic superbugs

Food safety specialist Acoura has told consumers that they shouldn’t be concerned about antibiotic-resistant superbugs in British red meat. 

RSPCA bans chicken ‘thinning’ for Assured label

The RSPCA has banned the use of ‘thinning’ in chickens, claiming it will help fight campylobacter, as well as ensure the welfare of the birds.

New food label a hit with consumers

The RSPCA has said its new ethical food label, RSPCA Assured, which has replaced Freedom Food, has proved a success with shoppers four months after it launched. 

The Black Farmer sees continued success

Gluten-free meat producer The Black Farmer has experienced a week of triumph.

First ever roast in the bag pork launched by The Black Farmer

The Black Farmer is to launch a new Roast in the Bag Sage & Onion Pork Loin Joint as part of the brand’s move into the convenience sector. 

RSPCA launches new ethical food label

A new ethical food label, assured by the RSPCA, has been launched to help improve the lives of farm animals. 

Welfare group embarks on duck campaign

The RSPCA is campaigning for farmed ducks to have more access to bathing water, and has urged consumers to think more about ducks’ welfare standards.

Slaughterhouse ‘cruelty’ footage condemned by animal groups

An animal rights group has released footage of alleged cruelty at a non-stun slaughterhouse in Yorkshire.

BVA non-stun petition reaches 100,000 signature goal

The British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) e-petition on calling for an end to non-stun slaughter has reached its target of 100,000 signatures, it was announced today (29 January).

RSPCA highlight poultry welfare with ‘Chicken Challenge’

The RSPCA is encouraging people to stand on a piece of A4 for 20 minutes to campaign for poultry welfare, but the industry has defended British welfare standards.

RSPCA rebrands animal welfare scheme

The RSPCA’s animal welfare assurance scheme, Freedom Food, has announced it will rebrand to ‘RSPCA Assured’ in response to consumer research.

Live export protest taken to London

Animal welfare charities hosted a protest against live exports through London yesterday (3 July), calling on Defra to “stand up for sheep”.

Welfare body makes plea to incentivise carcase-only trade

The RSPCA is urging the government to incentivise the livestock sector to switch from live animal trade to meat only.

BVA takes proactive stance on non-stun slaughter

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched a government epetition to end the non-stun slaughter of animals, to support animal welfare.

Freedom Food launches free online supplier directory

Freedom Food members can now sign up to a new free online supplier directory, which the animal welfare scheme said could be great for business for its suppliers.

Animal welfare groups react as Princess Anne says badgers should be gassed

Animal welfare campaigners have reacted angrily to Princess Anne’s claim that badgers should be gassed instead of shot to help prevent bovine TB.

BVA reiterates position on non-stun slaughter

The British Veterinary Association’s (BVA’s), president-elect John Blackwell would like ministers to consider following Denmark’s example and ban non-stun slaughter, it has been reported.

Full enquiry launched into live exports from Dover

A full enquiry has begun into the resumption of live exports from the Port of Dover – a move welcomed by the RSPCA.

Animal welfare boss to step down

The controversial boss of animal charity the RSPCA has announced he is stepping down from his role, due to fears for his health.

MEPs reject labelling proposal in spite of RSPCA support

MEPs have rejected a European Commission proposal on country-of-origin labelling as not being comprehensive enough, but the RSPCA say parliament’s opposition could be a step backwards.

RSPCA fails to prosecute farm over alleged pig mistreatment

The RSPCA has abandoned plans to prosecute a farm for allegedly mistreating pigs, citing a lack of evidence.

RSPCA renews call for non-stun meat labels

The RSPCA renewed its call for clear labelling of non-stunned meat ahead of the House of Lords debate on religious slaughter on Thursday (16 January).

My Account

Spotlight

Most read

Social

For the third year running, a grain fed cow won the World Steak Challenge. What do you think produces the best beef?

Calendar