MORE than two-thirds across the region believe that we should do more for animals, according to the RSPCA’s figures.

Statistics from the charity show that across the Hampshire area, 67 per cent of people think more could be done for their welfare.

It comes as the RSPCA launches its new Animal Kind campaign, which aims to give people practical advice on how they can do more to ensure all animals are better protected and cared for.

Klare Kennett, of the RSPCA, said: “It is really encouraging to see that we still consider ourselves a nation of animal lovers but we want to show people that it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to do your bit to help create a world that’s kinder to animals.

“We wanted to give people ideas of little things they can do, such as signing a petition, doing a litter pick, or volunteering to walk a dog, which do not take lots of time or money, but change animals’ lives for the better.”

In the survey, which questioned thousands of people, 90 per cent said they consider themselves to be animal lovers, while almost half said money was the biggest barrier to helping animals.

The biggest concern to people in Hampshire was animals being used for blood sports, with the charity saying those figures are “thankfully, relatively small.”

Klare added: “People probably don’t know that millions of farm animals are kept in conditions which just aren’t good enough.”

“So by choosing to adopt rather than buy a pet, or checking food for an assured label, you could be making a difference.”