Tag Archives: animal rights

Gravesham Borough Council has achieved two RSPCA awards

The RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) Awards is the only award scheme across England and Wales recognising good practice from local authorities, housing providers and contingency planners in relation to animal welfare. CAWF celebrates good practice by rewarding those organisations exceeding basic and statutory service requirements with the aim of achieving higher animal welfare… Continue reading »

Southern Water employs cat King Loui as rat-catcher in chief

King Loui the cat has taken up duties as chief rat-catcher at Southern Water’s treatment works at Eastchurch. Kyle Rayner, the site’s manager, says it is the perfect solution to a tricky problem. Despite the company trying traditional pest control methods, the rats were still winning. So Kyle adopted a more natural approach. He said: “I’d been thinking… Continue reading »

EU drops proposed law to tackle illegal trade in wildlife and toxic waste

The EU has quietly dropped plans for stronger environmental inspections to tackle illegal trade in wildlife and toxic waste across Europe, the Guardian has learned. Senior levels of the European commission feared opposition from the UK to the proposed law on cost and red tape grounds, sources told the Guardian. The environmental inspections directive, seen by… Continue reading »

Thanet council to pay compensation after losing court battle to stop animal exports

Thanet council has been forced to pay £2.3m in compensation to companies who were blocked from exporting live animals from Ramsgate Port. The huge payout has been made to unidentified companies who took the council to court for blocking exports. That action was successful and the High Court ruled last year compensation must be paid to… Continue reading »