Press Releases

Our latest press releases can be viewed below, with the most recent listed first.

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Response to EFRA publication of report 'Animal welfare in England: domestic pets'

16 November 2016

Statement from Cats Protection It is encouraging to read that the Committee of MPs recognises that cats and kittens need greater legal protection, particularly where breeding and sales takes place. Cats Protection especially welcomes the recommendation that breeders of cats of two litters or more should require a licence with welfare conditions attached¹. Although many cat breeders are...

Statement on removal of RSPCA powers of prosecution

16 November 2016

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Blue Cross, Cats Protection, Dogs Trust, PDSA As the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations, we believe that the removal of the RSPCA’s ability to prosecute animal cruelty offences would be hugely detrimental to the welfare of the thousands of animals that are victims of cruelty in England and Wales every year. We would strongly question whether any other body currently exists that would have the resources to ...