RSPCA

The truth is messy. Village gossip is even messier

20 April 2019 9:00 am

An angry villager accosted me outside my house as I came through my front door. ‘You’re wrong about those horses,’…

Professional villagers won’t rest until they have eliminated mud from the countryside

23 March 2019 9:00 am

‘Don’t touch anything sharp. Don’t saw anything or drill anything or sand anything,’ said the builder boyfriend as he left…

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Farmers get treated like terror suspects by the RSPCA

2 March 2019 9:00 am

‘What do you mean, you have no ID?’ I asked the farmer, starting to feel dizzy with the mind-boggling convolution…

Letters: Are the RSPCA really considering the needs of animals?

16 February 2019 9:00 am

We need a generosity report Sir: Your leading article bemoaning the lack of charitable giving in Britain misses the mark…

In defence of circus animals

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The circus isn’t always a bad home for an animal

Get rid of the Dangerous Dogs Act and more people will die

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Lift the ban on pit bull breeds and more people will die

Why compulsory microchipping is bad for caring dog-owners

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Compulsory microchipping of dogs will hurt caring pet owners – but help busybodies

Trade comes before trade agreements (but the ‘in’ campaign don’t think so)

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The government, or at least David Cameron’s bit of it, seems to think that trade is something that takes place…

They shoot horses, don’t they?

14 November 2015 9:00 am

By the time you read this I will have delivered my long-awaited speech to the World Horse Welfare annual conference…

Charities are the last bastion of corporate greed

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Charities’ fundraising practices are out of control

My life in ailments

7 March 2015 9:00 am

My request to see my medical notes was granted in the end. I honestly don’t know why I wanted to…

If the tofu munchers had their way, horses would sleep on mattresses in bespoke tents like a Glastonbury VIP area

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Before I go any further, I would like to make clear that no animals were harmed in the making of…

Why do we care about the mutts from Manchester and not the chickens from KFC?

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Our attitude to animals and their suffering is bonkers

If the RSPCA can prosecute you, why shouldn't it take Freedom of Information requests?

20 September 2014 9:00 am

After a rush of blood to the head, I decided it might be a good idea to ask some awkward…

Why won't my cleaner leave me the Watchtower?

30 August 2014 9:00 am

‘Hi I did Put it on It needed more’ is the pleasingly obscure haiku I find on my kitchen table.…

Press five to report a funny man on your doorstep with strange tales of dog torture

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Strangely enough, I was in the middle of writing an article about the tactics used by the RSPCA when another…