The RSPCA says the number of complaints about dog fights in London rose 12-fold between 2004 and 2008.
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The Scottish SPCA says 2009 was the "worst year in recent memory" for animal cruelty.
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The Princess Royal, founder of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, is to lead a debate on care with politicians from the three main parties.
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Birdsong is the nation's favourite wake-up call after the traditional beep, according to the RSPB.
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