Raising Money For the RSPCA with MusicMagpie

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Recently, MusicMagpie has launched a new initiative to increase awareness and financial support for charities such as the RSPCA looking after many unfortunate animals. The next step is to select the RSPCA as the charity you wish to donate to and then send off the cds, dvds or video games to the supporting website. MusicMagpie will then donate the money to the RSPCA. RSPCA. The RSPCA is one of the best known charities setting out to help animals.


RSPCA Collects 68,000 Signatures Supporting an End to Animal Research

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The RSPCA collected these signatures leading up to the the 7th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Rome. The conference] began on the 30th of August and runs until the 3rd of September, two members of the RSPCA’s Research Animals Department are attending the event together with worldwide representatives of NGOs, industry and science as well as authorities and decision-makers.


Happy Bunnies!

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The RSPCA is trying to dispel the common misconception that rabbits are easy to look after. Thousands of rabbits come into RSPCA care every year. This year also marks the first time the RSPCA has been an official partner of Rabbit Awareness Week run by Burgess Pet Care. We love to see pets that are happy and healthy! Here are some very happy bunnies to make you smile today.

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Prince Edward Investigated for Animal Abuse

Critter News

The RSPCA is investigating whether Prince Edward beat his dogs while hunting. Here is a link to the Daily Mail , complete with pictures. He alleges that he was merely trying to break up a fight between the two dogs.

Apparent Welfare Improvement at British Horse Fair

Critter News

Staff from The Donkey Sanctuary worked closely with the RSPCA, World Horse Welfare, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and The Blue Cross to promote donkey welfare at Britain’s largest horse fair. This is a real step forward from last year when four donkeys in an extremely poor condition were relinquished to The Donkey Sanctuary after being formally signed over to the RSPCA. This excerpt is from Smallholder.

Heart U Back

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Heart U Back also supports animal protection agencies on a global level, including Canada (OSPCA and BCSPCA), Australia (RSPCA), and the UK (RSPCA). We recently got a chance to check out a lovely line of jewelry that celebrates animals, and supports the ASPCA! It’s called Heart U Back , and they offer a lot of fashion forward choices for animal lovers. I got a sample of the Heart U Back friendship bracelet , and it is my new favorite thing to wear.

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Quash the Squash

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The RSPCA are trying to raise awareness of its urgent campaign to protect the welfare of UK meat chickens. Right now, the UK government is considering new EU legislation that may increase the number of chickens allowed in rearing sheds. Even at current minimum standards, each bird is given less space than a sheet of paper. It’s hard to walk or even flap their wings. But this legislation would allow yet more birds to be squashed in, cutting that space by almost a quarter.

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Pretty Paws Giveaway

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Kelly regularly donates to the RSPCA continuous campaign against cruelty to animals, Pawprints animal rescue and the City dogs home. We have a very fun giveaway from Pretty Paws! One lucky reader will get their choice of a personalized dog ID tag. There are a lot of different designs, made from hard-wearing polished stainless steel. The front of the tag has a colorful design, enamelled onto it. Contact information can be engraved onto the reverse of the tags. Even better?

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Nothing Funny About Cat Cruelty

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You can contact your local police or an animal charity like the RSPCA who can investigate the claims and perhaps seize the animal if necessary. What is it about cats and the internet? I would struggle to name one friend on my Facebook account who has not at some point shared the latest Lolcats pictures or shred a grumpy cat memo.

On "Discarded" Greyhounds

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The RSPCA believes: " at least 20 greyhounds a day - either puppies which do not make the track, or 'retired' dogs aged three or four - simply 'disappear', presumed killed " Many vets will admit to killing healthy greyhounds – by definition it cannot be classed as euthanasia – for a cut price fee, for fear the dogs will be disposed of in a less humane manner and you have to accept the vet’s justification of this when you hear of stories similar to Dougie’s.

A little hedgehog story

10,000 Birds

They took it to the Blue Cross Hospital and it responded well to treatment and after just over a week it was taken to the RSPCA as they have more resources for looking after hedgehogs. After Corey shared his story of his hedgehog experience in Hungary I thought you may like to see some rather adorable pictures of a young European Hedgehog in England.

Australian Animal Rights Campaign to Help Calves

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Australian Dairy Farmers says calves can be left unfed for 30 hours before slaughter but the RSPCA says the practice is "cruel". RSPCA scientific officer (farm animals) Melina Tensen said there had been no independently funded research into the effects of leaving calves unfed for 30 hours. Here's the full article from the Weekly Times Now. ANIMAL rights groups have begun a campaign against the dairy industry's treatment of bobby calves.

Make sure you look after your pet with insurance

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According to the RSPCA, in 2008 there was a 57% increase in the number of animals abandoned by their owners in the UK. A similar problem is also occurring in the United States, where the Humane society of the United states claims that up to 8 million animals enter animal shelters each year, showing that this is an international problem. It’s hard to ignore the link to the credit crunch, which has likely affected pet owner’s abilities to meet the food and vet bills needed for their pets.

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