Millions of dogs are killed around the world for their meat every year. There is no evidence that dog or indeed cat meat is eaten in the UK. But MPs want the Government to set an example by banning the consumption of dog meat in this country. Rachel Byrne reports for Today in Parliament: Hear more from Today in Parliament on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30pm.
More than a hundred thousand people have signed a petition calling for tougher penalties for pet theft. The petition led to a debate in Westminster Hall, where MPs highlighted the distress caused by a crime that is increasing. David Cornock reports. You can hear more from Today in Parliament on Radio 4 at 11.30pm.
The RSPCA says horses are being dumped, fly-tipped with rubbish, and left to die by irresponsible owners. This exclusive film contains some graphic and distressing images of animal cruelty and dead horses, and you might not want children to watch.
The rugby referee was responding to calls from RSPCA Cymru to increase sentences from 6 months to 5 years for animal cruelty.