RSPCA Cymru is urging the Welsh Government not to adopt measures which could result in badgers being killed unnecessarily, as efforts to tackle bovine TB in Wales continue.

The charity has largely welcomed the Welsh Government’s new plans, which are primarily cattle-based – and rule out a cull of badgers like the one being pursued in parts of England.

However, as part of a refreshed approach to eradicate the disease, there are concerns the Welsh Government are considering alternative ways … Continue reading…

A stunning close-up photograph of piglets snoozing is among the winning shots in the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards.

Youngsters aged between nine and 18 were invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera for this year’s competition.

Sixteen-year-old Lily Edwards, from Bangor, caught the heartwarming moment a piglet snoozed in amongst its siblings – earning her a runner-up place in this year’s Farm Animals category.

Naming the image ‘Nap Time’ she said:  “I took this photo at a local farm. … Continue reading…

Only a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses can properly protect against welfare problems, say RSPCA Cymru.

The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a consultation in the New Year on a series of new proposals – including the introduction of a licensing scheme for circuses.

Regular transport, cramped housing, forced training and loud noises often prove an unavoidable reality for wild animals based within a circus setting. As such, RSPCA Cymru believes the only acceptable … Continue reading…

A bearded dragon has been found dumped in a plastic bag on a Monmouth doorstep.

The female reptile was found in a seriously emaciated state with multiple wounds to its body, and sadly has yellow fungus disease. She remains very poorly.

RSPCA Cymru is urging the public to come forward with any information as to how she was dumped in this sorry state. The bearded dragon was abandoned on Cornwallis Way in the town on Tuesday 13 December.

The charity … Continue reading…

An animal welfare clinic in Denbighshire has nearly trebled its opening hours, in a move which will prove excellent news to many owners of domestic pets in the local area.

RSPCA Clwyd and Colwyn branch is the first in North Wales to employ its own vet. The clinic – on Vaughan Street in Rhyl – is now open for appointments between 9.30am and noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and between 1pm and 4pm on those days as a drop-in … Continue reading…