The Welsh Government’s ongoing curriculum review offers a “perfect opportunity” to inspire a kinder generation, who are empathetic towards all sentient beings.

That’s the message from RSPCA Cymru – who have responded this week to the Welsh Government’s consultation on a new draft curriculum for Wales.

Proposals would see traditional Key Stages in Wales replaced with Progression Steps, and the curriculum based around six Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLEs).

RSPCA Cymru have long called for animal welfare to be … Continue reading…

Dog owners have been urged to leave their canine companions at home if they’re heading to next week’s Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.

Show go-ers are not permitted by event organisers to bring their dogs to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, prompting concern by the RSPCA that some may be left inside a warm vehicle.

Unfortunately, dogs being left inside cars has been a problem at previous events – and the RSPCA has installed signage at the event highlighting the dangers, … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to ban the third party sale of puppies and kittens in Wales, in a move welcomed by RSPCA Cymru.

In a written statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs, confirmed that – following a supportive consultation – she proposes “to introduce a ban on the third party sales of puppies and kittens”.

The move would mean anyone looking to buy or adopt a puppy or kitten must either … Continue reading…

There were more than 3.52million scientific procedures involving animals last year

A Home Office report published today reveals the lowest number of scientific procedures on animals since 2007 but the RSPCA highlights there are still millions of animals involved.

The animal welfare charity says that despite the fall, the figures* demonstrate that the sheer numbers of animals involved underline the need for strong regulation and increased efforts to develop humane alternatives to end lab animal use.


The statistics released … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a poorly dog covered in ulcerated tumours was found in Barry.

The brindle staffy dog was reported to have been found in a lane behind O’Donnell Road back in May by a member of the public who later contacted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “This poor dog – who was reported to us as a dog who was found a lane in Barry – was in quite a state. She was … Continue reading…