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'Why investigating #animalabuse matters' Using the case of Gregory Lepsky, who was sentenced to 16 years in 2018, o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🎅 Going Christmas shopping soon? You'll need bags! If you already have our previous design, why not order another o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'A third of people do no research before buying a dog - and that helps evil puppy smugglers' A @DogsTrust investiga… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
⚠️ Buying a #dog online is an invitation to #puppyfarmers and scammers. 🐶 Our advice if you suspect possible puppy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
It's natural, #crueltyfree and vegan-friendly! 🐭 What's more, there are no parabens, SLSs and other harmful chemica… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We're delighted to announce the winners of our recent prize draw! Thank you for entering! If you weren't lucky enou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
⏲️ Time is running out to protect wild animals. 🐘 Global leaders meet in November at #G20 - ask them to end the glo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@DoglostUK are reporting that lockdown has seen a whopping 65% increase in the number of dogs stolen compared to the same period in 2019!
@SunShin06956518 @tusk_org Hi @SunShin06956518 - #WorldAnimalDay is on October 4. Please consider taking part next… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
#PetTheft is being debated in Parliament TODAY at 4.30pm, led by Tom Hunt MP. You can watch the debate live on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Puppy farming, 🐕 badger baiting 🦡 and animal experiments 🐇 are just a few of our campaigns to end cruelty to animal… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
UK: How close were you to #animals during lockdown? Did you have any encounters with wildlife? 🦔 We want to show MP… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Say NO to #puppyfarming with our eye-catching dog bandana - it just slides onto your dog's collar. Only £4.50 inc P… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
#PuppyFarmers often use websites to sell puppies. 🐕 They won’t tell buyers that they churn out #puppies without car… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @SAMPAuk_: How many more families will be left devastated by this heartbreaking crime? Pls ask your MP to support the #PetTheftReform de…
RT @pettheftaware: The #PetTheftReform debate is scheduled for Monday 19 October 2020 in Westminster Hall at 4.30. The debate will last 9…
RT @marcthevet: OVER 125K SIGNATURES WITH 2.5 MONTHS LEFT! Huge thanks to every animal-lover who's signed/shared this important petition to…
RT @Andy52737316: Getting reports of this all the time @Naturewatch_org investigations into puppy farming. Romania , Russia and so on. ht…
🇺🇦 Ukraine: With the kind help of our supporters, Naturewatch Foundation funds spay/neuter clinics for low-income f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We were so impressed by the different styles submitted for our #badger art competition for teens! This fab pencil d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 Ukraine: In 2019, we took our police training to Ivano-Frankivsk. Now, the police are appealing for info after a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
⚠️ 'These are the foods your dog can and cannot eat' 🐶 Most of us know about the dangers of chocolate and raisins,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Suffolk: Appeal for ‘dog foster carers’ to help owners fleeing domestic abuse. Last year, we spoke about our Ukrain… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
⚠️ 'These are the foods your dog can and cannot eat' 🐕 Most of us know about the dangers of chocolate and raisins,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@CARIADCAMPAIGN @YouTube You're very welcome - great job on the video!
The #CompassionateShoppingGuide is now online! 📱 Our fantastic endorsed brands are #CrueltyFreeTopToTail - they don… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
⚠️ BEWARE! The 'mum' a puppy farmer shows you might not be a puppy's mother. Disreputable breeders hide the dogs' t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
#Adoptober isn't just about dogs... if you're looking for a kitty, bunny or other #furryfriend - look no further! H… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Welsh anti-puppy farm campaign group @CARIADCAMPAIGN have made a short film in a desperate attempt to stop the pand… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 Ukraine: Muratove village (nr Luhansk) is suffering from forest fires. A patrol officer rescued a kitten and too… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇬🇧 Ask your #MP to be a voice for animals! 🐕🦡🐇 Our laws have a direct impact on animals' lives, but they can't spea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
During lockdown, internet searches for ‘puppies near me’ went up by 650%. The #RSPCA says that, "worryingly, there… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 Ukraine: A man was shooting at dogs with a rifle - police found him and charged him with firearms offences. Good… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Edinburgh's urban wildlife includes badgers and sparrowhawks.' 🦡 Do #badgers visit YOUR garden? 🎦 Why not set up a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
.@RSPCA_Frontline issues warning against littering after #badger dies from being stuck in a discarded metal can. 🦡… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
SECOND batch of #puppies recovered at Dublin Port in 24 hours. 🐶 In total, 10 puppies were found in car boots durin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
SW London police save 16 adorable puppies from ‘appalling’ farm - including 7 German Shepherds, 6 British Bulldogs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'RSPCA warning over puppies brought to the UK from abroad.' 🐶 It can be difficult to explain to children why gettin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Toolkit launched for all UK police forces to help tackle #badgercrime 🦡 The #BadgerPersecutionPriorityDeliveryGrouptwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
"You can't buy love, but you can rescue it." Support #Adoptober this October! Help Bully find a forever home by ret… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'The new law on selling puppies in Wales and what it means' 🐶 Welcome steps to combat #puppyfarming in Wales - the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
"Unconditional love is as close as your nearest shelter." Support the @RSPCA_official campaign #Adoptober this mont… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
#RSPCA urges people to remember #rescuedogs during #Adoptober as lockdown puppy searches soar. leaderlive.co.uk/news/18771284.…
'Puppy power: the costs and pitfalls of buying a dog' 🐕 Alarming, but informative, statistics on the costs of buyin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕 Forced to fight wildlife, dogs are the other victims of #badgerbaiting 🦡 Badly injured, they aren't given vet car… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Enter our free #prizedraw by 12:00pm TODAY! Win a 'Gertrude's Brave Escape' #giftset - suitable for 6-8-year-olds,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
NOT LONG LEFT TO ENTER our free #prizedraw 🐕 Win a copy of the book, Gertrude's Great Escape, written and illustrat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🏡 Is your home is a bit muddy in the wet autumn weather? Check out the pet section in our 'Handbook of Homemade Hou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Gertie's Mother' - kindly narrated by @RealRula Based on the children's book, Gertrude's Brave Escape, raising awa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Pt 4 - This person is, of course, now on the radar of the local authority. Any further allegations that could come… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Pt 3 - Simple cautions are used in other forms of crime and are usually administered where a person has fully admit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Pt 2 - As the statutory authority with a responsibility to investigate allegations, the decision-making process and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Pt 1 - Thank you for your comments and queries. Naturewatch Foundation's investigation and evidence formed part of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
WIN a fantastic GIFT SET for your favourite 6-8-year-old! * 'Gertrude's Brave Escape' - written by Julia Edge, the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🎅 Start your #ChristmasShopping early by winning one of our fantastic gift sets! 🎁 'Gertrude's Brave Escape' raises… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Ukraine: Animal groups & law enforcement can help create safer communities by tackling animal abuse, together. It’s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @Andy52737316: Well a busy week over - #NationalBadgerDay Facts & figures for the next Puppy Farming newsletter including our success s…
Win a #GertrudesBraveEscape gift set - a perfect #ChristmasGift for 6-8 year olds! 🐶 Illustrated story book about… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
As part of the Welsh Government's work collecting views on a proposed ban for commercial #thirdpartysales of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Dog-loving' couple banned from keeping animals after husband docked puppies' tails. They wanted to start a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 Ukraine: Patrol police in Donetsk have helped a dog hit by a car. They took him to the vets for treatment and ar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Farming couple who ran #dogbreeding kennel admit animal welfare charges.' #Dogs at the farm endured shocking condi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🦡 It was #NationalBadgerDay yesterday. Two ways YOU can help end #badgerbaiting - 1️⃣ Email info@naturewatch.org fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Illegal #puppyfarm shut down by Bexley Trading Standards.' Andrew Swinburne, @Naturewatch_org's Animal Crime Manag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Take advantage of our #offer on #NationalBadgerDay 🦡 It's a must-have #wildlifecrime novel for animal-loving teens… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @Allpolicejobs: Happy #NationalBadgerDay 🦡 this hashtag reminded us of @NYAnimalCop the operational lead for wildlife crime in North Yor…
RT @SWWR: It's #NationalBadgerDay 🦡 We've been helping badgers for many years now, despite the many threats this ancient British species c…
RT @WildlifeTrusts: It's #NationalBadgerDay!🦡🤩 Did you know badgers can eat hundreds of earthworms a night?!🪱 They are the UK's largest lan…
RT @BerksBadgers: Happy #NationalBadgerDay to the wonderful @TiggywinklesUK Wildlife Hospital 🦡 We thank them for making the world a better…
RT @Brockswood: It’s #NationalBadgerDay and we’re celebrating the brocks of Brockswood! Here’s a very special glimpse into our secret world…
RT @ScottishSPCA: 🐾 Happy National Badger Day! 🦡🦡🦡 Here's just a few of the reasons why we love these marvellous mustelids! #NationalBadge…
RT @WYP_CNewsome: 🦡💦🦡💦Stinking weather, but we’re out sett monitoring, and keeping an eye on some of our most vulnerable setts.. A huge tha…
RT @GarethPc1237: Today is #NationalBadgerDay. Lets try and stop killing them pic.twitter.com/idhxrLHx88
RT @domdyer70: Happy National Badger Day lets never stop fighting to protect these incredible wild animals #nationalbadgerday #lovebadgers
'Sick animal abuser who trained dogs to fight wild animals spared jail despite 'deplorable' actions.' Disappointing… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
On #NationalBadgerDay (October 6), the third edition of the UK #BadgerPersecutionPriorityDeliveryGroup newsletter h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
In 1835, #badgerbaiting was banned in the UK, but it STILL goes on. 🦡 The culprits have been getting away with it f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @WoodlandTrust: #Badgers can be found across the UK. Their ideal habitat is a mixture of #woodland and open countryside, but they can su…
It's #NationalBadgerDay - Enjoy ‘A Badger’s Tale’ - a magical, but eye-opening, story of a teen's relationship with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Incredible images of beautiful badgers. Ending their persecution is long overdue. #NationalBadgerDay #WildlifeCrime twitter.com/WYP_CNewsome/s…
RT @LeagueACS: Badgers are victims of hunting too. Their setts can be blocked by hunt staff prior to a hunt to stop a fox escaping down i…
RT @NYAnimalCop: I'm back out of social media isolation for a day or two - because its the best day of the year - #NationalBadgerDay The…
RT @NYAnimalCop: UK Badger Persecution Priority Delivery Group - News Letter Link to google drive PDF 🦡🦡🦡 #NationalBadgerDay #WildlifeC…
Naturewatch Foundation is part of the #BadgerPersecutionPriorityDeliveryGroup (BBPDG), working with other dedicated… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
It's #WorldAnimalDay - when millions of people around the globe unite to speak up for animals. Last year, Ukrianian… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@J_Zaragoza_ Beautiful video and words @J_Zaragoza_ 🐾 Have you thought about adding a pledge to the #worldanimaldaytwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
"...There is often a connection between those who mistreat animals and those who commit crimes against people. "… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐶 #Pledge to do a #GoodDeed for animals once a week until NEXT #WorldAnimalDay – Oct 4, 2021! 🌍 🐘 Do something quic… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
On #WorldAnimalDay we pledge to do our utmost campaigning against #puppyfarming 🐕 Enter our prize draw to win a cop… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
On #WorldAnimalDay spare a thought for #laboratory #animals in 2020 - they have no choice and no voice to object to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Gertie's Mother', kindly narrated by @Naturewatch_org patron @RealRula This moving poem is based on 'Gertrude's Br… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @Lumbreraselena: #DiaMundialDeLosAnimales Conciencia y respeto para todos los animales que conviven con nosotros en nuestro planeta. "…
On #WorldAnimalDay 🌎 celebrate the life of the #badger and help us protect them from barbaric badger baiting. Name… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 Good news from Ukraine for #WorldAnimalDay - October 4. A man who kicked an elderly man's #dog to death was sent… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Gertrude's Great Escape' was written to bring attention to #puppyfarming - enter our free #prizedraw today to win… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @SomosNevado: 🗣️📢 Atención Casa a Casa mañana #Domingo #04Oct, #DíaMundialDeLosAnimales en #Portuguesa ✨: . . En el marco de la program…
RT @SomosNevado: 🗣️📢Atención #23DeEnero, #Caracas: Como parte de las actividades dentro de la programación especial por el #DíaMundialDeLos…
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About us

Naturewatch Foundation is a registered charity working to improve the lives of animals.  Our Mission is to end animal cruelty and advance animal welfare standards around the world.  

Advancing animal welfare standards around the world

In order to achieve our aims we:


•    Undertake campaigns to raise public awareness of particular issues and influence public opinion by using all available means. 

•    Carry out political campaigning/lobbying within the UK and EU when it’s deemed to be the best way to support a particular issue upon which we are working, and it either furthers or supports the delivery of our charitable purpose. For example, campaigning for a change in the law where such a change would support the charity’s purpose or campaigning to ensure that existing laws are observed.  Of course, as a charity, we cannot give our overall support to a political party but we may, at times, give our support to specific policies advocated by political parties if it would help achieve the aims of the Foundation.

•    Provide support for the improvement and development of animal welfare standards worldwide, with a particular focus on pioneering projects that directly improve the lives of stray dogs in Eastern Europe.

•    Co-ordinate humane education, police training and public awareness campaigns in order to help raise animal welfare standards in the UK and in Eastern Europe. Through education we can help create a new culture of respect and sensitivity, to make this world a fairer place for all living creatures.

•    Launched the World Animal Day (4 October) initiative in 2003 to unite the animal welfare movement around the globe; raising awareness of animal issues and making them front-page news – a vital catalyst for change!  



Over 25 years of working for the animals.  Naturewatch Foundation is a registered charity in England (1039679) founded in 1991 by the late John Ruane.
Find out more about our campaigns by clicking here 

A key part of our work revolves around public education to ensure animals are recognised as sentient beings, capable of suffering, in order to ensure that full regard is always paid to their welfare requirements.  In many countries animals are treated little better than a simple commodity, such as a bag of potatoes, making education essential in order to improve their lives.  

From day one we have regularly published a Compassionate Shopping Guide as we are strong believers in encouraging the public to lead a cruelty-free lifestyle through conscious, ethical and cruelty free commerce. This includes rallying consumers to boycott powerful multi-national companies that continue to profit from animal testing.  We also pursue political lobbying to improve animal protection legislation in the UK, EU and in countries where we are working.  

Over the past 25 years, we have developed a wide range of sustainable animal welfare projects in several countries, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe, and today we have a worldwide presence through our World Animal Day projects.   

We do not receive government or corporation funding and so rely entirely upon the generosity of our regular supporters and the general public to continue our work.  All income is used to pursue the goals of the organisation.  We direct our funds responsibly: we keep our administration costs to a minimum, design our own campaign literature, and have no expensive overheads.

Your support is invaluable and is truly appreciated – thank you.