Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths AM and RSPCA Cymru's Claire LawsonRSPCA Cymru has been meeting with thousands of show-goers, as the annual Royal Welsh Show continues.

The charity will be at the Royal Welsh Show throughout the week, with the annual agricultural show concluding at close of play on Thursday 27 July.

Show goers are being urged to back a petition supporting the establishment of an Animal Offender Register for Wales, with the charity receiving a “hugely positive reception” to the idea.

It is hoped a register of offenders will help deter cruelty offences, and better protect animals from falling victim to an individual who has already been disqualified from keeping them.

The charity has also been talking to the public about all aspects of its animal welfare work, including – as the summer sun continues – raising awareness of the dangers of leaving a dog in a warm car.

Attendees can also have an instant photograph taken, to join the RSPCA Cymru picture wall, and enjoy a series of activities at the charity’s tent.

Guests at the stand have included Lesley Griffiths AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have also met up with the charity at the Show, including – so far – Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb, Cardiff North MP Anna McMorrin, Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi and South Wales East AM Mohammad Asghar.

RSPCA Cymru’s tent can be found at plot C227, along Avenue C at the Royal Welsh Showground – and members of the public attending the Show are urged to come and meet RSPCA staff, learn more about the Society’s work and enjoy the activities on offer at their tent.

Claire Lawson, RSPCA Cymru assistant director for external relations, said: “We are having a fantastic week at the Royal Welsh Show, and have enjoyed talking to thousands of people about our animal welfare work across the country.

“We’ve received a hugely positive reception to proposals for an Animal Offender Register, which could be a superb step forward for animal welfare in Wales. It’s been fantastic to utilise this petition to gauge support for this idea, and discuss how this could work in practice.

“It was brilliant to welcome Lesley Griffiths, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, and discuss how we can continue to work together to make Wales a better place for the nation’s animals to live.

“As the Show continues, we’d urge people to continue to come and learn more about animal welfare, and our work and campaigns across Wales, at plot C227 on Builth Wells’ Royal Welsh Showground.”

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