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👨‍🏫 We're teaching 13-16-year-olds about #badgerbaiting legislation and badger ecology. Designed for presentation b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We have declared 20 November as Animal Day for #GE2019 and call on all political parties to set out what they will… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We have declared 20 November as Animal Day for #GE2019 and call on all political parties to set out what they will… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We have declared 20 November as Animal Day for #GE2019 and call on all political parties to set out what they will… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
❕ Don’t let Naturewatch Foundation miss out on a chance to win £250 in the #easyfundraising #BlackFriday Giveaway!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
💻 ALMOST HALF of Scots bought puppies online in 2019 as government launch crackdown on illegal trade 🐕 Online… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Mystery novel, 'A Badger's Tale', is illustrated 🎨 by talented 13-16-year-olds, following a contest judged by… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @WCL_News: The environment is the 4th biggest concern for UK voters. Given its importance in how people will vote, we're asking @SkyNews
On #WorldKindnessDay we'd like to thank the organisations we're working with to make the world kinder to animals, i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Alarming rise in crime gangs smuggling puppies to Britain ahead of Christmas' 'Last week 25 puppies were caught at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Sixty dogs are looking for loving new homes after being rescued from a suspected #puppyfarm in Staffordshire. Follo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 #Animalabuse can destroy communities as well as hurting animals and people. Thank you to the police of Sumy,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Wales - A planning application to build dog breeding kennels at Beulah was withdrawn, following a petition with mor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕 'Puppy farm dog up for national award after defying the odds to survive' Sadly, it's a familiar story - hereditar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@Ecclesiastical If the link doesn't work and you would like to nominate us, please use this one - ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-g… Thank you!
@Ecclesiastical Thank you - fingers crossed for puppies!
🎄 Your nomination could win us a £1,000! @Ecclesiastical 12 days of giving. Visit ecclesiastical.com/12days and enter… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Today, our Animal Crime Manager (Secretariat of the UK BPPDG) will attend this year's @BadgerTrust Symposium. Andy'… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Man shot 28 badgers and kept them in freezer near Bodmin' He planned on submitting them for payment when the badge… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕 #Dogbreeder banned from keeping animals for life after the RSPCA and council found 25 dogs living in squalor. '..… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕🐕🐕 #CambridgeshireTradingStandards issues warning about the dangers of buying puppies from abroad in the lead up t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕 Do YOU suspect someone is involved in illegal #puppyfarming or breaching welfare standards in the breeding of dog… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🎄 At this time of year, it's so important to see local councils warning the public of the horrors of #puppyfarmingtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
4,000 shops and sites will donate when you use #easyfundraising - so you can support us when you're doing your 🛒 ev… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇮🇹 Full house in #Italy for the @hi_sight / @Naturewatch_org talk on the link between animal abuse & other crimes.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇮🇹 In Italy, the Carabinieri is a military force – the serious crime investigators. 🚔 Their officers attended our p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A full audience of police officers for our presentions in Italy on animal welfare and abuse - #TheLink pic.twitter.com/idC3gELiNU
Today - in Cento, Italy with the patrol and investigation police to present on why animals are an important part of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Puppy farmers will have to pay back just £1 of £200,000 made from fraud edp24.co.uk/news/crime/thu…
🎨 Some of the winners of our competition to illustrate the wildlife crime novel, 'A Badger's Tale', have been in th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @LumpyandFriends: There are worse things than being Badgered by a Badger! Mr Lumpy enjoyed his posh nuts sent as a gift from Switzerland…
🐕 Beautiful Blue is looking for an experienced home - he'll be worth the effort! He's only 3 so he's tons of fun an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕 Brave 2-year-old Olive is a Basenji-cross all the way from Thailand. Currently fostered in the 🇬🇧 UK, she’s cheek… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
YOU have the power to make a dog's tail this waggy on #NationalDogAdoptionDay 🐕🐕🐕 Visit dogsblog.com to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Two dogs injured after being forced into badger sett by baiter. Two men, who have previously pleaded guilty and be… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕 Who doesn't love a Staffie, especially one this gorgeous? Boris is 8 & would love a human or canine pal to show h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐕 Adopting (or fostering) this gorgeous 5-year-old boy would be so rewarding! Lovable Timmy needs a kind, patient p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @K9Magazine: One of the reasons this article is so important today is because new babies/pregnancies are becoming more quoted as the rea…
🐕 Cutie-pie Basil is smiling on EVERY pic on his @DogsBlog profile! He’s looking for a ladies-only home, but is hap… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A new @WCL_News report reveals alleged wildlife crimes are on the rise, up 17% in two years. We need English & Wels… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
At the same time as championing stronger international laws against wildlife crime, to be a world leader the Govern… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
It's all go at the Parliamentary launch of the Wildlife Countryside Links launch of its Wildlife Crime Report 2018.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Our Animal Crime Manager is in #Westminster today, for the launch of a new @WCL_News report. With a 17% INCREASE in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
*BLOG* Reports of wildlife crime continue to rise but Government are yet to introduce formal recording for some cri… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We must protect our sea life from human harm, but a new @WCL_News report reveals alleged wildlife crimes are on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@DrTWyatt @HouseofCommons Thank you for the RT!
New @WCL_News report shows alleged wildlife crime incidents are up 17% in the last two years. With criminals evadin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Please #retweet and TAG YOUR #MP in this invitation to Link's Annual #WildlifeCrime Report launch - THIS WEDS 23/10… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @WYP_Wildlife: Officers attended an address in the Huddersfield area where a Badger sett had been dug. Crime number 13190539788 Anyone w…
CONVICTED. Another animal abuser in Ukraine sentenced for cruelty. 2 years suspended for 1 year and a heavy fine. (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
We strongly welcome the Animal Welfare Bill announced in the #QueensSpeech, including the re-introduction of toughe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Smirking man banned from keeping dogs after terriers found injured from 'suspected badger baiting' 'West Yorks Poli… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'60 dogs seized from suspected puppy farm in Cannock' A partnership of animal welfare campaigners, local council an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Norfolk puppy farm owner banned from dealing in dogs' Inspectors had been working on the case for years. Don't be… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Today our Animal Manager is visiting the IFAW office in London, who are hosting the meeting of the Cyber Enabled Wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Time: 76 mins A gruelling course with never-ending gradients & fells. Andy said, 'That's the hardest race I've ever… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The welfare of animals must be a top priority in the UK - read more from Wildlife and Countryside Link. We are prou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The Hampshire Rural Crime day is going well. Lots of interest in illegal badger persecution, puppy farming and even… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
@turnerwebster Thank you so much for your support Wendy - it's very much appreciated!
It's #NationalBadgerDay today - October 6. Find out what we're doing to help save these magnificent and very specia… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Happy National Badger day and the start of the National Rural and Wildlife Crime week of action. Naturewatch are in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @NYAnimalCop: To kick things off on #NationalBadgerDay here is our first news letter for you all. Please take a look and give it a RT…
That's it job done. Hard is an understatement thank you for donating 🦡🏃‍♂️😁 justgiving.com/fundraising/an… pic.twitter.com/1dlmbgccnV
Nearly time to start my 10k at Peebles Tweed Valley Trail run. .Just a few pound under £500 let's get it over that… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
THANK YOU to the #police of #Ukraine for taking part in #WorldAnimalDay - October 4 🌍 🚔 From North to South and Wes… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Backyard dog breeders don't care about the dog they've sold you or your family. 🐶 They just want your money. 💰 Repo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
On #WorldAnimalDay 🌎 help #raiseawareness of the illegal persecution that #badgers face. Deliver our school awarene… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 For #WorldAnimalDay 🌍 Ukrainian patrol police came together across 20 cities to show their support for our work… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🐈 Animal lover, actress and Naturewatch Foundation patron, Rula Lenska, asks the world to do something special for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Quite simply, all dogs deserve love and a home. 🐕🐕🐕 On #WorldAnimalDay 🌎 read our latest dog welfare blog...… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
On #WorldAnimalDay 🌎 celebrate the life of the #badger and help us protect them from illegal persecution.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Dan Richardson, actor, animal conservationist and @Naturewatch_org patron, 🦏 asks everyone around the world to come… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
What gives humans the right to hurt other animals? In 2018, 3.4 million animals suffered in UK research laboratori… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
#NaturewatchFoundation patron, animal lover and TV presenter, Wendy Turner-Webster, tells us how important #animalstwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🇺🇦 UKRAINE: Our #police training with @hi_sight shows why #animalsmatter - and how those that abuse them can go on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @ScottishSPCA: It's great to see @ScotGov confirm the pledge to reform animal welfare law. We fully support the changes that include i…
'Wildlife officer wins prestigious RSPCA award for bringing animal abusers to justice' 🏆 Congrats to PC Baker, who… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Andy is our Animal Crime Manager, our #hero4badgers and now, our very own #UsainBolt On Oct 5, he'll run #10k in ai… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: Police Officers in Ukraine 🇺🇦 here rescuing dogs found in a fridge on a tip just as the bulldozers moved in. So proud to be t…
*UPSETTING CONTENT* Don't be a victim of puppy farmers. Please #reportit (in confidence) to our #hotline4puppies if… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🌍 Congratulations to Morris Darbo, #WorldAnimalDay Ambassador, and his team at the 🇱🇷 Liberia Animal Welfare & Cons… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
This evening our Animal Crime Manager is representing Naturewatch Foundation at a meeting of the Scottish Cross P… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Two men given 5-year ban on keeping dogs after being sentenced for #badgerbaiting Do you suspect someone is involve… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
It's time to take #animalabuse on TV seriously. Great that Piers seems to be anti #trophyhunting but what about the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
#badgerbaiting dog suffers 'horrendous injuries' Chinley, Derbyshire - police appeal for witnesses after a dog was… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Love all dogs on 4 October, World Animal Day! Read our blog at ow.ly/kfxn50weSNr #WorldAnimalDaytwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
'Breeder who kept 100 dogs in filth & fed on scraps from army base' jailed for 15 weeks & ordered to pay £50,000 in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Catch Wendy Turner-Webster's new series for @Paws2RescueUK - she's helping Romanian rescue dogs find homes 🐕 📺 16/0… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: Huge crowds in 24 Ukrainian cities yesterday speaking up for animals. It’s been inspiration to be part of this passion. Next…
Are you being a couch potato this weekend? Think of Andy, who'll be training hard to prep for his upcoming 10K! 🏃 H… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Protection group warn banned badger 'blood sport’ on the rise after badger's body found Do YOU know of someone you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: Animal abuse rarely happens in isolation. How to use all the research and experience to protect the vulnerable. We will be pr…
It's great that our 🚔 police training programme with @hi_sight has been recognised with an invitation to speak at t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
This afternoon, our Animal Crime Manager is attending the Wildlife Countryside Link Wildlife Crime Group meeting in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
RT @hi_sight: Pleased to be presenting at #Link2019 as part of our police training programme in Europe with @Naturewatch_org #TheLink Canad…
📚 If you know any teens who❤️ #lovewildlife - why not treat them to this fantastic #badgercrime tale by Geoff Franc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
CHESHIRE: 'Investigation launched as developer allegedly disturbs badger sett' 🏠🏘️🏡🏘️🏠 ow.ly/iDrd50vZ3q8
⚖️ Gainsborough men set to be sentenced for #badgerbaiting Do YOU know of someone you suspect may be involved in il… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
🎽 He's STILL #training hard on the beach with his lovely #dog 🐕 - Andy hasn't stopped #running since our last tweet… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
African elephants can't be caught in the wild and sent to faraway zoos anymore on.natgeo.com/2Hw6gvQ via @NatGeo
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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.