One of four rescued UK ponies dies of injuries

One of four rescued UK ponies dies of injuries 1

Rest In Peace, Laurel. Sad news from England is that one of the four abused ponies you helped us save has died. When he was rescued, he had an injury to his side and, with our help, his new home at the HUGS Foundation in Bodmin, England, gave him the very best of veterinary care […]

Four doomed ponies rescued, thanks to you!

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You did it! Thanks to our supporters, we raised enough money to rescue four doomed ponies and are paying for food and medical care for them. They are now safe at the HUGS Foundation in Bodmin, England. The badly abused ponies were abandoned in Surrey, 200 miles (360 kilometers) from HUGS, but the rescuers could […]

English woman who made caged dogs rip each other to pieces escapes jail

English woman who made caged dogs rip each other to pieces escapes jail 4

A woman has been banned from keeping animals for ten years in England, after her 10 dogs were found caged in her living room under horrifying conditions. The animals were subjected to dog-fighting, and were so restricted that they were seldom allowed to exercise. Their conditions were so bad that during their rescue many of […]

Godfray Review shifts focus from badgers to farmers

Godfray Review shifts focus from badgers to farmers 5

An independent review of the United Kingdom’s controversial bovine tuberculosis (bTB) strategy, has shifted the blame for the spread of the disease from badgers to farmers. The much-anticipated Bovine TB Strategy Review was published today. One of its key findings is that there is “disappointingly low” uptake of basic biosecurity measures to limit the spread […]

Lies, damn lies and statistics

Lies, damn lies and statistics 6

Network for Animals’ executive director, Gloria Davies, is one of 15 eminent veterinarians and animal welfare campaigners who have questioned the UK government’s claims that culling badgers is helping to reduce bovine tuberculosis (bTB). In a letter published in part by The Guardian and in full by the respected scientific journal, VetRecord, the group says […]

Senior Vets and animal protection organisations call for George Eustice to withdraw his statement claiming that badger culling lowered bovine TB cases in cull zones.

Dear editor, We note Defra Minister George Eustice’s statement on 13th September (1) referring to epidemiological data on bovine TB (bTB) in cattle in badger culling zones (2). He claims that: “Today’s figures showing reductions in TB cases in Somerset and Gloucestershire are evidence that our strategy for dealing with this slow moving, insidious disease […]

Tories expand cruel and pointless badger cull

Tories expand cruel and pointless badger cull 7

The announcement that the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has approved 11 new badger cull licenses in England is a disgrace that has nothing to do with science and everything to do with winning votes from the farming community. This was the message from Network for Animals (NFA) chief campaigner, David […]

Legal challenge to the pointless badger cull

Legal challenge to the pointless badger cull 8

A landmark court battle over badger culling is underway in England, with animal activists refuting the rationale for the cull and opposing plans by the Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) to extend the badger killing to Gloucestershire and Somerset. The judicial review has been brought by Tom Langton, an ecologist and member of […]

Pet shop sales ban could help to end the misery of the illegal puppy trade

Pet shop sales ban could help to end the misery of the illegal puppy trade 9

A ban on puppy sales by pet shops and other third-party dealers is being considered by the government of Wales and a recent debate in the UK parliament on the illegal trade in puppies has raised hopes that similar bans might be instituted right throughout the country. A ban would mean that people buying a […]

UK plans to ban ivory trade to end ‘shame’ of elephant poaching

UK plans to ban ivory trade to end ‘shame’ of elephant poaching 10

Network For Animals welcomes consultation by UK environment secretary to ban sales of all ivory goods, regardless of age and origin. by Sue Cullinan/NFA 24 November 2017 The UK government has bowed to pressure from wildlife campaigners and says it will ban ivory sales, depending on the results of a consultation launched in October 2017. […]

Network For Animals Welcomes Talks On UK Badger Cull

Network For Animals Welcomes Talks On UK Badger Cull 30

Network for Animals has welcomed talks in London this week to address the brutal badger culling policy which has so far had little effect on the Bovine TB allegedly linked to badgers. NFA campaign director David Barritt said “we welcome any positive progress that will lead to the end of a badger cull that is […]

NFA Joins Call For Welsh Zoo To Close After Death Of Two Lynx

NFA Joins Call For Welsh Zoo To Close After Death Of Two Lynx 31

Brian Davies, founder of Network For Animals, supports demand by the Lynx UK Trust that Borth Wild Animal Kingdom’s ‘hobby zoo’ be permanently shut down. A seaside zoo reeling after the loss of at lynx shot dead after leaping out of her enclosure last week is facing calls for it to close after it emerged […]