There are some animal welfare issues that affect a number of different species or need assistance from a number of different parts of central government.  We hope the information in this section assists you.

 

Sentience

In 1997 the UK Government, under its Presidency, convinced the other 14 Member States that the European Treaty needed to...

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Airguns

The RSPCA sadly has many complaints reported to it concerning the illegal and misuse of air weapons each year.  Although...

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Prevention, education and enforcement

The RSPCA is the major enforcement organisation for animal welfare offences in England and Wales. We investigate thousands of complaints of...

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Brexit

On June 23rd 2016 the UK decided by a vote of 52% to 48% to leave the European Union. The...

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Licensing of different animal activities

The RSPCA identified a number of problems with the current legislation which regulates the pet trade – covering dogs, cats,...

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Fireworks

Fireworks can be a source of fear and distress for many animals – domestic pets, farm animals and wildlife. In...

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