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25/365 Pilchard

The RSPCA do amazing things - they save animals every day from a meaningless life, from a painful life. One of their key campaigns is the Five Freedoms:


Freedom from hunger and thirst

# by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.


Freedom from discomfort

# by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.


Freedom from pain, injury or disease

# by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.


Freedom to express normal behaviour

# by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.


Freedom from fear and distress

# by ensuring conditions and care which avoid mental suffering.


So, for the pets who were given as Christmas gifts and are not wanted a month on; for the garden birds who've suffered in the cold weather; for the battery hens and mutilated seals; for intensively farmed puppies and kittens beaten and left for dead; for the 150-200 animals still used in circuses; for all of these we raise awareness of the vital work carried out by the RSPCA.


The main RSPCA homepage is


This photo is of one of James and Claudia's toy pets, pets are not toys to be discarded when we've grown tired of them.

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Taken on January 25, 2010