Animal welfare

RSPCA to make UK ‘world leader’ in animal welfare

After a successful first year of its new strategy, the RSPCA has announced its future plans to make the UK a world leader in animal welfare.

He revealed that the new strategy has seen “many successes”, such as tougher penalties for animal abusers, increased supporters and the introduction of flexible working and friends of work initiatives. family.

After lobbying the government for years, the charity says ministers have pledged to ban the export of live farm animals, enshrine animal sentience in legislation and allow sanctuaries and rescues in Scotland.

However, the RSPCA said it was now moving animals forward in areas such as farm animal welfare standards, phasing out the use of animals in testing and research, combating against the growth of dogs and the fight against illegal hunting.

The charity also aims to ‌reduce‌ ‌neglect‌ ‌and‌ ‌cruelty‌ across England and Wales ‌of‌ ‌‌by 2030, create a one million person movement for animals, end the severe suffering of animals used in science and “significantly” improve the lives of millions of farm animals.

The RSPCA will also focus on its education and prevention work to provide support and guidance, particularly to hard to reach groups by launching the Kindness Index and exploring how we can measure cruelty and achieve our goal of reduce cruelty by 50%.

Chris Sherwood, chief executive of the RSPCA, said: “We are delighted with the progress we have made in the first year of this ten-year strategy, particularly in the particularly difficult context of the Covid pandemic.

“But we need everyone’s support to achieve the ambitious goals we have set ourselves in our strategy. So we ask everyone – our employees, our supporters, other agencies and charities, and the communities in which we operate – to help us ensure that no animal is left behind.