Animal Welfare

Scottish Fold Cats - cute or cruel?
Animal Welfare
Scottish Fold Cats - cute or cruel?
The Scottish Ear Fold Cat is, on the surface, one of the cutest cats out there! With their distinctive folded forward ears that give them owl-like features, these cats are undeniably loveable. You will no doubt recognise…
May 30, 2021 • 15 shares
Tougher sentences introduced for cruelty to animals
Animal Welfare
Tougher sentences introduced for cruelty to animals
The maximum prison sentences for animal cruelty will increase from six months to five years, according to the new legislation given Royal assent on 29 April 2021. The Bill follows a public consultation in 2017, in which…
May 11, 2021
Why ear cropping of dogs must end
Animal Welfare
Why ear cropping of dogs must end
A petition launched by leading veterinary and welfare bodies asking the government to take urgent legislative action to #cutthecrop and end ear cropping in dogs, has recently reached 100,000 signatures. So, what is ear c…
April 25, 2021 • 39 shares
Horse Welfare: The importance of the 3 Fs
Animal Welfare
Horse Welfare: The importance of the 3 Fs
Owning a horse can bring a lot of joy but it can be a big responsibility. Particularly when it comes to ensuring that all of their needs are met. As well as protecting your horse from pain and suffering, it is important…
April 6, 2021 • 2 shares • 1 comments
Why you shouldn't smoke near pets
Animal Welfare
Why you shouldn't smoke near pets
It probably comes as no surprise to any of us, to learn that smoking near your pet is not a good idea. Passive smoking will have a variety of detrimental effects on your pet’s health; particularly of course, with regards…
March 27, 2021 • 1 comments
StreetVet Q&A - Ending the Choice of Pet OR Shelter for the Homeless
Animal Welfare
StreetVet Q&A - Ending the Choice of Pet OR Shelter for the Homeless
Imagine having to choose between somewhere warm to stay or keeping your pet. That’s the predicament that many homeless people face. Tim Sandys BVSc MRCVS, a volunteer vet for StreetVet, understands this choice better tha…
January 26, 2021 • 114 shares
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