Create an account

Opening an account with Naturewatch allows you to buy items from our online shop.

Member Type:


Join the Naturewatch mailing list
Be kept informed of events, campaigns and news.
We will never send you spam or share your details.

Not got an account?   Register here Login
Return to login Forgot password?
Naturewatch eNewslettersign up
TwitterFollow our tweets
👍 Thanks to YOUR calls and emails, this week, we sent files on possible #puppyfarmers to @thurrockcouncil,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @Flompompy: I've sent an email to 2 govt ministers, asking them to #CallTimeOnAnimalTesting - over 3 million animals are used in the UK…
10-year-old launches #petition urging #DepartmentForEducation to approve annual fundraising day for animals. 👏 Bail… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
💔 These photos were taken years ago - but thousands of breeding dogs are still living in conditions like this, expl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Will YOU work with teens aged 13+ during the summer holidays? Watch our short film about #badgerbaiting - it's part… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A Badger's Tale is a #wildlifecrime novel for teens. If YOU work with teens aged 13+ and would like a FREE copy as… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@HeidiBearKaye1 @anaw_africa Thank you so much @HeidiBearKaye!
Deer, badgers, hares and other animals are all victims of #wildlifecrime in the UK. Hunting a wild mammal with a do… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Join us in congratulating our #WorldAnimalDay Grant winners, @anaw_africa and #OIPA Cameroon!🎉 We proudly sponsor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: More legal success for animals in Ukraine 🇺🇦 🐾 as court orders seizure of bears kept in atrocious conditions. So many wild an…
Incredible news from Ukraine: The Government votes to accept Law 2351 that will increase protection for all… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Incredible news from Ukraine from the Government votes to accept #Law2351 that will increase protection for all… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Be sure that your personal care products are completely #crueltyfree - make them yourself! 🐰 Our handbook of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Police seize #puppies being sold from the back of a van at car boot sale. Officers pounced on the vehicle in north… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'The inside story on how organised crime gangs took over Scotland's illegal trade in puppies.' “You’re paying to wa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Horse racing: Thousands of #racehorses killed in slaughterhouses. Watch @BBCPanorama tonight at 8.30pm - @AnimalAidtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕 Vets issue heatstroke warning to dog parents. 🌞 'Dogs are at greater risk if they are obese, a brachycephalic bre… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@lemonwhisper Thank you for your support and kind words, Lucy.
The suffering experienced by lab animals in Great Britain for scientific purposes includes 'mild' and 'severe'. 🐭 5… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐶 Stats published by the Home Office this week told us that 2.813,887 animals were subjected to scientific procedur… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
In 2020, 10,790 scientific procedures involved 73 horses. In most, the suffering was 'mild'. In 43 it was 'moderate… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
👍 Thank you for your latest #puppyfarming reports. 🐶 This week, we've sent files to: @HMRCgovuktwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @Why_So_Fluffy: I've sent an email to 2 govt ministers, asking them to #CallTimeOnAnimalTesting - over 3 million animals are used in the…
RT @MaggieP31069: Please act & share.This must STOP I've sent an email to 2 govt ministers, asking them to #CallTimeOnAnimalTesting - over…
Did you see today's Home Office report on the number of animals used for scientific purposes in Great Britain? 🐭 A… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We're urging the government to invest in human-focused research, as new Home Office stats show 2.8 MILLION animals… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A report shared by the Home Office TODAY shows that 11,332 rabbits were used for scientific purposes in 2020. In to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Beagles are the dog of choice for scientific procedures – they're docile and small. According to stats out TODAY, i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
TODAY, the Home Office released its latest statistics of scientific procedures on living animals. 🐭 In 2020, 2.8 MI… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction & Refinement) were first mentioned in 1959 – but over 3 MILLION animals a year are… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Lucas isn't from a #puppyfarm but, sadly, he knows what suffering feels like. So he raises awareness of cruel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
📖 WIN a paperback copy of #BackToNature by Chris Packham CBE and Megan McCubbin! Chris and Megan explore the wonde… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
⚠️ 'Litter warning after death of #badger tangled in plastic' 🦡 It's not only baiters that badgers have to worry ab… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🦡 Yet more evidence of badger baiting, this time in Reading... readingchronicle.co.uk/news/19424010.… #stopbadgerbaiting #stopwildlifecrime
In Devon, two fox hunt men are on trial for interfering with a #badger sett. 🦡 The trial will end later this week.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐰🐭🐀🐶🐟🐱🐦🐹🐴🐮🐷🐸🐵 ...just some of the animals STILL used in UK laboratories. Ask our govt to catch up with modern metho… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
This week, our Investigators sent your leads on suspected #puppyfarmers to @Hillingdon Borough Council, @wandbc,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Victims sought in Norfolk #puppy sales #fraud scam dating back seven months. 🐕 Six people have been arrested and th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @WCL_News: Link members @Naturewatch_org have launched a new campaign, asking the Government to consider a phased transition away from a…
Introducing @anaw_africa - Winners of the 2021 #WorldAnimalDay Grant! Their amazing project, sponsored by Naturew… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We should be PROUD that the UK is a world leader in scientific research. But we are ASHAMED that we conduct the mos… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Our #wildlifecrime investigations focus on the illegal persecution of #wildlife using dogs. Wild mammals are cause… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
In Poltava, Ukraine, police officers Oksana and Nikolai stopped a car for a violation. They heard a noise under the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
☂️ It's a typical #britishsummer - if you're shopping online for wellies, umbrellas, raincoats (or anything at all!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Today is #PetRemembranceDay in the UK, a day to remember the fantastic friends we've lost - and think about the poo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐀 Animals are sentient beings who feel pain and joy. They have no choice when imprisoned for use in scientific proc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
📢 Last chance to show your support for our #StateofNature 📢 Our petition, asking @BorisJohnson to put a deadline fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🚔 Today is the 6th anniversary of the #Ukraine patrol police! Since 2018, we've trained their officers on #thelinktwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 🇬🇧 EXTRA TIME – In #Ukraine the courts can increase jail time for #animalabuse when it is committed in front of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Do you want to see more 🦋🐝🐦🌳🦔? ACT NOW to join the 200,000+ others who are demanding a deadline in law to stop nat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 🇬🇧 #Ukraine and #England - today #Euro2020 opponents but at @Naturewatch_org we work together to tackle animal a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
There are just a couple of days left to help us demand a better 🦔 #StateofNature 🌳 Will you show @BorisJohnsontwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
In July, 2020's Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals should be published. We want investmen… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 🇬🇧 GOES TO PENALTIES - #Ukraine 8 #England 5 – Maximum jail terms available for #animalabuse. See more about ou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: Thanks to the police of #Ukraine 🇺🇦 - regular posts now about caring for animals in their communities. Changing attitudes tow…
RT @hi_sight: Our police training in Greece and now Ukraine with @Naturewatch_org is about why these crimes matter. We’ve also presented in…
'10 things to look out for so you don’t get conned by a puppy breeder' Some #puppy sellers even insist on payment i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
2010: UK Govt committed to 3Rs (replacement, reduction, refinement) of animals in research. 🐷 2014: A plan was publ… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
UK government's 'toothless policies' failing to protect nature. MPs say UK has lowest remaining levels of biodivers… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@rural_wales Many congrats on your new role, Rob!
'First ever all-Wales Wildlife & Rural Crime Coordinator to outline his priorities and ambitions' Badger baiting an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The UK government last updated its roadmap to end animal testing SIX years ago. 🐶 Since then, millions of sentient… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @MPSNewham: Badger baiting is a crime that leaves badgers and dogs with severe injuries that often prove fatal for the badgers. Badger p…
@peaky4indy Thanks for taking part, @peaky4indy! 👍
RT @_Gary_James: The children have done their part, please sign TODAY to get them to 2,000 signatures and help save the #watervole on the #…
RT @RaptorPersScot: JOB VACANCY: Wildlife crime campaigner / campaign manager, for @Naturewatch_org Closing date: 19 July 2021 https://t…
@ForgetMeNotAnim 3/3 - We really apologise for the use of this term and will endeavour to check content even more t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@ForgetMeNotAnim 2/3 - Sometimes, we enlist the help of kind volunteers to help us with our work, this fact about s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@ForgetMeNotAnim 1/3 - Hi @ForgetMeNotAnim - thank you so much for pointing out this error and for being an advocat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: And thanks to the police of Ukraine 🇺🇦 showing through social media the need to care for all animals. Our 2018-2021 (so far !…
@4pawser Yes, we saw this @4pawser - thank you for sharing. Very disturbing and disappointing.
📚 If you would like a chance to win the paperback version of 'Back to Nature' by @ChrisGPackham and @MeganMcCubbin,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RSPCA appeals after bloodied dog ditched in Cumbrian wood. The greyhound had recently nursed pups & died from a blo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Puppy smuggling up for discussion in Parliament today - you can watch the debate on Parliament TV. committees.parliament.uk/committee/52/e… #puppysmuggling
Great to these young #AnimalWelfare campaigners taking an interest in saving wildlife! 👍 Y5 pupils… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Baby badger nursed back to health after being rescued from the roadside in York' 🦡 The #badger cub survived hypert… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
When out in the Derbyshire countryside, please be the eyes and ears for the police... @DerbysPolice #stopbadgercrime twitter.com/DerbysPolice/s…
'Evil Scots thug who forced dogs to tear wild animals apart then posed with their bloody remains dodges jail.' Shoc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🌍 Tell the world you don't support #animaltesting with our eye-catching #shoppingbag 🐰 Designed by a talented volu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Want to work somewhere you feel valued, your opinion counts AND where you can make a difference every day?… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: Between 2018 and 2020 the @Naturewatch_org campaign training the police of Ukraine why they should deal with crimes against a…
This week, we've sent info on a potential #puppyfarmer to @WestNorfolkBC @HMRCgovuk & @RSPCA_official 🐕 If you susp… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Bonnie sent her #workingfromhome pic in to @BringDog2WorkUK today! Have you entered yet? It's for two amazing anima… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐶 Lucas has sent his pic to @BringDog2WorkUK in aid of 2 great charities: @AllDogsMatter & @AnimalsAsiaUK. He was p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Have you entered #BringYourDogToWorkDay TODAY? Submit your pic with a donation - it's for great causes:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
VACANCY: Wildlife Crime Campaigner / Campaign Manager. Do you have passion for animals, particularly wildlife? A gr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Well done to the residents of Lincolnshire for living in harmony with badgers for the past 18 months. A few extra m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
#Dogbreeder found guilty over neglecting 110 #animals loses appeal over conviction. 🐶 21 weeks prison sentence (201… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A Badger's Tale is a #wildlifecrime novel for teenagers. If YOU work with teens aged 13+ & would like a FREE copy a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @environmentjob: Wildlife Crime Campaigner / Campaign Manager: @Naturewatch_org Flexible - office in Cheltenham but can be largely remot…
The Govt is backtracking on protecting our #StateofNature. @DefraGovUK promised a ‘#NetZero for nature’ but they’ve… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@joelycett @pets4homes Thanks for raising an important issue Joe! Puppy farming and smuggling are real, cruel and w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A fantastic opportunity has arisen at @Naturewatch_org, a 30-year-old #animalwelfare charity. #WeAreHiring a Wildli… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Whimpering dogs forced into cages on UK 'factory farm' ahead of lab experiments' Animal testing is outdated. It's… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A fantastic opportunity has arisen at @Naturewatch_org - a friendly, 30-year-old #animalwelfare charity.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Prev Next
banner3

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!  



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.  

Since 1991, 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.