RSPCA Cymru has launched a new limited edition range of clothing ahead of Cardiff’s Pride Cymru event, featuring animals carrying positive connotations within the LGBT community.
The clothing range will launch as part of RSPCA’s “biggest ever” presence at Pride Cymru, taking place at Cardiff City Hall. The charity will be at Pride Cymru on 26 and 27 August.
Members of the public will have the chance to pick up limited edition rainbow wristbands, and animal-themed t-shirts, at Pride Cymru.
Under the #TeamAnimal moniker, t-shirts are themed with animals which have positive connotations within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, often used as terms of endearment or identification.
The shirts include a ‘Team Bear’ edition, featuring an image of the wild animal. The term ‘bear’ is used as one of the many identities within the LGBT community.
Pride Cymru runs over three days during the August Bank Holiday Weekend, and is now part of a combined Big Weekend event.
RSPCA Cymru will be chatting to attendees about their animal welfare work across Wales, which saw 21 animals each and every day rescued in 2016. Many of the charity’s key campaigns will also be promoted to those attending.
The charity will also proudly place their iconic lozenge logo onto a rainbow background in preparation for the annual event.
Bethan Shoemark-Spear, RSPCA events manager, said: “RSPCA Cymru is proud to have our biggest ever presence at Pride Cymru, one of the UK’s largest Pride events.
“We’d love to chat to as many attendees as possible about our animal welfare work – and we’re expecting our unique, limited edition #TeamAnimal t-shirts, and rainbow wristbands, to fly off the shelves.
“The launch of these t-shirts is another symbol of RSPCA Cymru’s position as an understanding, accepting and diverse organisation, which embraces and nurtures equality.
“In addition, ahead of Pride, we’ll also be emblazoning our iconic, historic lozenge logo on a rainbow background.
“As Cardiff prepares to host such a massive Pride event, many will reflect on the campaign for change which has bettered the lives of the LGBT population in recent decades.
“RSPCA Cymru continues to campaign for positive change for animal welfare laws across Wales – and fully appreciates the tireless, and on-going, campaign for equality which many in the LGBT community have spearheaded.
“Flashing cat ears will also be given out to supporters, which are sure to help light-up the festivities well into the evening!”
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