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2013-02-21 16:21:50

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 20, 2003, Humane Farm Animal Care was founded to improve the lives of farm animals in food production, and today, HFAC is proud to celebrate ten years of major accomplishments in this field. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121206/MM25209-b) HFAC's founder, Adele Douglass, had a background in legislation and public policy, and realized through her work in Congress that if she wanted to see change in her lifetime...

2013-01-08 12:25:12

LONDON, January 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop [http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk ] is delighted to announce an exciting and unique partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival of young people with cancer. The partnership will see the two organisations working together throughout 2013 to improve the lives of young people with cancer age 13 to 24. Both The Body Shop...

2010-04-19 02:00:00

LONDON, April 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The animal lovers at Jackpotjoy (http://www.jackpotjoy.com) have offered to donate GBP1 to the RSPCA for every player who buys four tickets for one of their special RSPCA week Bingo games! Get more info on the games by visiting http://www.jackpotjoy.com/promotions/current RSPCA week runs between the 26th of April and the 2nd of May 2010 and the site are offering three Charity Bingo games a day in their all new Pub Room, at 9am, 1pm and 6pm. The...

2009-05-01 18:45:36

An Australian magistrate sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his wife's dog to attend anger management counseling. Peter Atkinson, 49, of Brisbane, pleaded guilty Friday to animal cruelty in Beenleigh Magistrate's Court and was sentenced to attend anger management counseling -- in addition to completing 75 hours of community service and 18 months of probation -- the Brisbane Courier-Mail reported Friday. Atkinson admitted to throwing a knife at the dog -- a female malamute --...

2009-04-19 00:37:58

Rescuing seven cows from a muddy English estuary turned out to be a complicated operation involving 20 firefighters and two hovercraft, officials said. By the time the firefighters arrived Friday afternoon, some of the cows were buried up to their necks in mud, the BBC reported. Investigators said they believe the animals stampeded into the River Parrett in Somerset, possibly frightened by gunfire. More than 20 firefighters were called to the scene. They used ropes and tractors to drag the...

2009-01-26 13:48:56

A British couple said a raccoon they spotted sleeping in a tree behind their house was captured by an animal rescue officer. David Webber, 71, and his wife, Ena, said they initially thought the animal was a cat after they saw it while bird watching behind their Christchurch, England, home during the weekend, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Well, cats and birds don't go together so I fired the water gun at it and its little face came out and it just looked at me and said, in no uncertain...

2008-09-23 18:00:22

By Antony Worrall Thompson THIS week is RSPCA Freedom Food Farm Animal Week. The charity wants us all to think more about where our meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products come from and persuade us to choose welfare- friendly products such as those labelled with their Freedom Food logo. To find out more visit www.farmanimal footprint.com. Antony Worrall Thompson, chef (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-18 18:00:23

A STRANDED goose ruffled a few feathers yesterday when fire crews had to rescue it from a lake. Passers-by watched as the bird was pulled from the Walton Hall Park lake by a fire crew from Croxteth Fire Station and an RSPCA officer. It had become entangled in twine and, according to witnesses, had been stranded for two days. The goose was taken to an RSPCA shelter in Halewood and is recovering. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-06 09:00:14

:: ANIMAL WELFARE A former falconry centre that supplied owls for a Harry Potter film is being investigated by the RSPCA after concerns were raised about the welfare of the birds kept there. Officers from the animal charity removed several birds, thought to include owls and Harris hawks, from Old Park Farm in Eastmoor, Wakefield. In 2005, nine eagle owls kept at the site were signed up by Warner Brothers for the film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. It is not thought that any of the...

2006-02-07 07:59:44

LONDON (Reuters) - The National Farmers Union said on Tuesday it is to mount a legal challenge to British government plans to introduce pre-movement testing of cattle later this month in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis. Britain's farm ministry announced in mid-December it would introduce compulsory pre-movement testing of some cattle, effective February 20, and said it would consult on a possible badger cull to tackle the rapidly spreading disease. The NFU cited a lack of public...