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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.  

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 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!  

A Brief Overview

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.

We couldn’t provide our vital services without the generosity of people like you. Help us continue our work to help animals and make a donation to all our Naturewatch campaigns

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ANNOUNCING THE #WorldAnimalDay GRANT WINNER 2018! Led by our WAD Ambassador, People For Animals work tirelessly to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Today we have responded in writing to the UK Gov consultation supporting a ban on commercial 3rd party sales of pup… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Naturewatch is pleased to see @LibDems opening their autumn conference by calling on the government to pay full reg… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Well done to everyone involved in protecting these badgers and their home. dorsetecho.co.uk/news/16838115.…
Naturewatch is pleased to see @LibDems opening their autumn conference by calling on the government to pay full reg… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
This is why Police from 13 cities across Ukraine have requested our training on how to recognise cases of animal ab… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We are delighted that Ukrainian Police are starting to recognise that cases of animal abuse should be taken serious… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
This is why Police from 13 cities across Ukraine have requested our training programme on how to #FightAnimalAbuse.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Today @leicspolice are receiving Badger Persecution Training – they’re learning about badger ecology & the best use… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We're attending the @ukwildlifecrime meeting today and look forward to working with partners on this exciting initi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@hi_sight will be speaking at the Open Cages Animal Welfare Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine later this month about our… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Suspect someone is involved in illegal badger persecution? If you have any information on​ ​named individuals​,​ co… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Pleased to announce that @SulphurSkinCare is now endorsed as #CrueltyFree in our Compassionate Shopping Guide… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The competition deadline has been extended to 15 April 2019 in order to maximise engagement with children in school… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Suspect someone is involved in illegal badger persecution? If you have any info on​ ​named individuals​,​ contact i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Suspect some is involved in illegal badger persecution? If you have any information on​ ​named individuals​,​ conta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Calling Badger Groups, Teachers & Police! We’re raising awareness of Badger Baiting, legislation & ecology to schoo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Love wildlife? Encourage your children / grandchildren to enter our illustration competition to win the chance to h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Announcing our new School Awareness Programme! Teaching 13-16 year old's about #BadgerBaiting, legislation and badg… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @ChrisGPackham: I doth protest ! And my comrade is the great protest singer of our age . @billybragg and I purr ‘A Turtle Doves Lament’…
RT @BadgerTrust: Take a look at our local badger groups around the country. If you love badgers and want to help them, get in touch with a…
RT @BadgerTrust: Please remember to #SlowDown on the roads and be vigilant for #Badgers, especially at night or early morning! Report any d…
RT @BadgerTrust: Have you got your Badger Trust Symposium ticket yet? Tickets are selling fast already! Read our speaker line up and buy t…
RT @WCL_News: 55 NGOs concerned with #environment, #animalwelfare, access & public health have written to @theresa_may on keeping her commi…
This article featuring the RSPCA is a sickening reminder of the horrendous injuries inflicted on both badgers and d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @ChrisGPackham: Our springs are silent now so it’s time to stand up for the missing millions . . . Please be in Hyde Park on September 2…
@GreenFutureNews interviews @hi_sight about our ongoing training in Ukraine on #TheLink between #AnimalAbuse and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
If you have any information on​ ​named individuals​ who you suspect are involved in badger crime,​ please contact i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@LondonLiveEvent Thanks for the RT! :-)
YOUR WILDLIFE NEEDS YOU! Join CHRIS PACKHAM on his 'Walk for Wildlife' on SEPTEMBER 22 - 10am: Gather - Reformers T… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Draw a badger to win the chance to have your artwork published in the wildlife crime mystery novel #BadgerBoy. You… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
56 CATS AND DOGS SEIZED FROM A BACK GARDEN IN LONDON Following an RSPCA investigation, a breeder has been found gui… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
*DATE FOR YOUR DIARY* meet @ChrisGPackham for his #PeoplesWalkForWildlife from 10am 22 Sept at Hyde Park London. In… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Essential reading from @ChrisGPackham in his @WCL_News blog on the need for drastic action if #WeWantWildlife to su… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Essential reading from @ChrisGPackham in his @WCL_News blog on the need for action if #WeWantWildlife to survive an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Do you know someone aged between 13-16yo who may want to enter our illustration competition? Please share!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
COMPETITION TIME! If you’re aged between 13 – 16 years old, enter our illustration competition to win the chance to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A Ukrainian news report about a much loved stray dog that was severely abused. Includes an interview with Mark Rand… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'ILLEGAL PUPPY BREEDER WAS SHOPPED WHEN SHE ADVERTISED ON GUMTREE' Carmarthenshire woman fined £13,500 for continui… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
4 YEARS & 8 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR PUPPY BREEDER The RSPCA's biggest ever puppy farm investigation has resulted in a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
If you have any information on​ ​named individuals​ who you suspect are involved in badger crime,​ please contact i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
NEARLY 90 DOGS RESCUED FROM PUPPY FARM BY ISPCA... Puppy farming is a booming business in the Republic of Ireland.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Pleased to announce that @EdenPerfumesUK are now endorsed as #CrueltyFree in our Compassionate Shopping Guide… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Bag a beauty bargain from Barry M... There's a 'LAST CHANCE SALE' on their website! Great value, cruelty-free and e… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Well done @Glos_Police for rescuing fighting dogs from further suffering and preventing the death of more badgers! bit.ly/2Mu384d
Badger baiting results in horrific injuries to badgers and the dogs involved. The dog in this article is in the car… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Badger baiting results in horrific injuries to badgers and the dogs involved. The dog in this article is in the car… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Badger sett entrances 'blocked illegally by hunts' - Between January and March this year, Cirencester Illegal Hunt… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Global market for in vitro toxicology testing is more reliable than animal testing predicted to grow to $8.8 bn by… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Pleased to announce that @QueenBBathBody is now endorsed as #CrueltyFree in our Compassionate Shopping Guide… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We support the objectives of the @PoliceChiefs #WildlifeCrime Strategy 2018-2021, in particular increasing the numb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Join @ChrisGPackham on the #PeoplesWalkForWildlife in London on 22 September. This is a wonderful opportunity to he… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @WCL_News: *BLOG* #Wildlifecrime policing strategy a big step forward - @fishvetmj commends the strategy launched at @PoliceChiefs #Rura…
RT @hi_sight: K9 magazine covers our ongoing training in #Kyiv on #TheLink between #AnimalCruelty and #HumanViolence with @Naturewatch_org
The unlikely story of the badger who fell off a cliff and was rescued on a kayak irishnews.com/magazine/daily…
If you have any information on​ ​named individuals​ who you suspect are involved in #badgercrime,​ please contact i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Many thanks for sharing Dan!
RT @ChrisGPackham: On my website you will find seven posters . Please print them and put them up wherever you can to help promote The Peopl…
Software beats animal tests at predicting toxicity of chemicals Uni toxicologist reports that an 'algorithm can acc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @ukwildlifecrime: Today we are at the @PoliceChiefs #ruralaffairssummit to launch the #WildlifeCrime strategy alongside the #rural affai…
Witnessing launch of the #wildlifecrime strategy for 2018-2021 by Chief Inspector Lou Hubble of @ukwildlifecrime at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Witnessing launch of the #wildlifecrime strategy for 2018-2021 by Chief Inspector Lou Hubble of @ukwildlifecrime at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
BADGER CAUGHT IN TRAP 'ILLEGALLY' SET BY HUNT MASTER Badgers seem to be at risk from all fronts - as if they're not… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Great news! Badgers in a Cheltenham sett can rest easy as development application is refused.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
BADGER DIES IN OXFORDSHIRE DUE TO HOT WEATHER Read more: ow.ly/xriG30l4Bb5 Please leave a shallow bowl of wat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Vet who helped puppy farming gang has SENTENCE increased to 3 years and 6 months in jail MP says, "I am pleased tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@CSL_CSI @PoliceChiefs @ukhomeoffice Thank you for your offer to help our work to end badger baiting - forensic sci… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The majority of experimental procedures involving rats (62%) were for regulatory purposes (e.g. pharmaceuticals) -… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We’re attending the @PoliceChiefs #RuralAffairSummit on Wednesday where they’ll be announcing the #WildlifeCrime Po… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
18% of British households share their home with a cat. However, 71 less fortunate cats were subjected to scientific… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Home Office: Mice are the most commonly used animal in scientific procedures. Details of how they are fed, exercise… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
According to the Home Office, procedures carried out on dogs in 2017 equated to 0.1% of the total. These procedures… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The Home Office published its 2017 statistics of scientific procedures performed on animals. The total included 2,7… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A horrifying story about 2 dogs beaten & skinned alive, shared by Ukrainian police to raise awareness of animal cru… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The PM's new #EnvironmentBill must be ambitious, with tough targets, stronger protections than in the EU, and a wat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Great workshop yesterday training Kyiv Police how to handle and respond to dangerous and aggressive dogs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @WCL_News: Our natural environment is in crisis: this welcome new #EnvironmentBill must have strong, legally binding targets for the rec…
RT @WCL_News: With at least 15% of UK wildlife at risk of extinction, we must let politicians know how much #WeWantWildlife and need action…
@SWWR now have over 700 animals on site! This is because they can’t release some animals as there is no food for th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@SWWR now have over 700 animals on site! This is because they can’t release some animals as there is no food for th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@SWWR now have over 700 animals on site! This is because they can’t release some animals as there is no food for th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Fighting #AnimalAbuse is dangerous when faced with an aggressive dog. That’s why today we’re training Police Offic… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Thank you @BoxingInsider for telling your readers about Boxing Champion, Vitali Klitschko fighting #AnimalAbusetwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Berta's abuser was never caught. Berta was beaten & left to die with a belt that cut into her neck. It's because of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
In Ukraine we're building a collaborative framework within which animal advocates, police, prosecutors & municipali… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
In Kyiv alone, we’re helping to train over 2000 police officers on how to fight animal crime. Only another 12 citie… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We’re teaching police in Ukraine about #TheLInk between #animalcruelty and #humanviolence. Knowledge about this wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Thank you @K9Magazine for sharing the news about our project to fight animal crime in Ukraine!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
If you have any information on​ ​named individuals​ who you suspect are involved in badger crime,​ please contact i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
13 Police Forces in Ukraine want our help to fight #animalabuse. Outstanding progress for police, a major undertaki… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We are delighted and very grateful to announce that actor Dan Richardson has accepted our invitation to become a Pa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Delighted to be working with @hi_sight to deliver professional training to Police Forces across Ukraine on how to f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Former Professional Boxer & now Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko supports our work to fight animal crime in Ukraine… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Allegations of animals being poisoned, hung, beaten, shot & dropped from multi-storey buildings flood social media… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @EarthConscious_: Amazing - five tonnes of waste from the ‘plastic soup’ that is floating on the surface of the pacific ocean creating a…
Allegations that typify the sadistic nature of those involved. They show no regard to the law, the protected badger… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Allegations that typify the sadistic nature of those involved. They show no regard to the law, the protected badger… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Our Wildlife Crime Adviser is part of a Wildlife Countryside and Link delegation attending the Home Office this aft… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: An opportunity to explain #TheLInk between #animalcruelty and #humanviolence in Ukraine and the training programme of the pol…
Waterless Limited are now endorsed by Naturewatch Foundation! Head to our blog to find out more about them...… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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