National Badger Day on 6 October - Celebrating Badger Patrol Volunteers

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

On most weekday nights at 2am I am usually tucked up in bed, but this one was different - I was walking around the countryside in the pouring rain, a...

Cecil - The Lion Martyr?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Let's hope this global outrage makes Cecil an unwitting martyr for the cause, now so many people recognise that this just isn't acceptable.

It's Not Just the Foxes That Are Sly

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

I shudder to think what will happen if these amendments pass on Wednesday. Our Government will have been the one to technically legislate for a return to cruelty. We cannot let them. It is wrong. At its very best, this is misrepresentation of the electorate, dirty play and a backward step for our progressive nation.

When It Comes to Hunting, It's Not the Foxes Who Are Sly

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Election time is here again, the time when big issues such as the economy, the future of the NHS, taxation, immigration and the like are all thrown into the melting pot and packaged up into headlines and soundbites that try to appeal to each and every one of us. But, there's another contentious issue that affects hardly anyone, yet apparently 'divides the nation'.... fox hunting.

General Election - Cutting Through the Blurb to Make Your Vote Count for Animals

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

One thing notable about this election, more than ever before, is that it seems that animals and animal welfare are being considered as a real vote winner (or loser, depending on your level of cynicism). So, with that in mind, here's a top-line summary for people that want to make their vote count for animals on 7 May.

Britain Unites for Wildlife

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It was a chance to protest, to meet like-minded people and to learn about the issues, but most of all it was a chance to celebrate that if you love and care about wildlife you are in good company here in the UK.

Hunting, Ten Years on - Has Anything Changed?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

Ten years on is a good time to reflect - but let's hope that in 10 years from now British people, from all walks of life, can together hold our heads up high and say that we respect our laws and know the difference between right and wrong. Let's not have a return to cruelty, let's have a return to morality and common sense.

2015 - Year of the Fox, the Badger and the Elephant?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

What's clear though is that something has to give. I'm not sure if it's just a New Year thing but strangely I think we may have reached a tipping point. Wildlife, this could be your year.

Media Take Note - Boxing Day Hunts: Tradition Is No Excuse for Cruelty

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

It's that time of year again, bellies full, another re-run of Only Fools and Horses on the telly and the annual media scramble around picturesque chocolate box villages up and down the country to report on the 'traditional' Boxing Day hunts, to marvel in the spectre of the noble red coats on their trusty steeds, at the well-groomed packs of hounds and crowds of good country folk celebrating an age old British tradition.

The Illegal Wildlife - It's Closer to Home Than You May Think

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

The trade is real, it does affect us - no matter where we live. With your support we can and we will close it down. With your support we can and we will close it down. We need your help to tackle wildlife cybercrime.

Badgers... Time for Evidence-Based Policy Rather Than Policy-Based Evidence

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

This week heralded an all too familiar event in the UK Parliament - a House of Commons debate on the badger cull. With the second year of culling having very recently completed, politicians and animal lovers alike are eagerly awaiting the news of just how many badgers were killed over the last six weeks in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Harrods Still Sells Puppies While Trend Grows for Animal Rescue Linked Pet Stores

Annabel Burn | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

I was surprised today, to find that we are still in the dark ages. As LA and other US states ban the sale of pet shop puppies, Harrods, one of the UK's most well known flag ship stores, still sells puppies in it's pet department.

The Haiti Earthquake and the International Animal Welfare Response

Tony Woodley | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK
Tony Woodley

As we flew into Port-Au-Prince you could see the devastation across the city. I saw the animals living among the people of the city. A dog being carried by a child, piglets rummaging through rubbish, a goat tied to a post and cattle loose in the road.