The RSPCA has called on the UK and Welsh Governments to follow suit as the European Commission makes the “incredible” pledge to propose phasing out cage systems for a variety of farmed animals.

The Commission has today (30 June) announced their response to the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘End the Cage Age’ which saw backing from more than 1.4m citizens, including over 54,000 from the UK.

The ECI urged the Commission to propose legislation to prohibit the use of … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a fatal herring gull shooting in the Rhyl area.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public saw the gull fall from a rooftop in the Frederick Street area of the town.

Unfortunately, the bird had a badly injured and blood-splattered wing, and an X-ray at a local veterinary practice found three air gun pellets. The incident took place on 10 June.

Sadly, the gull’s injuries were … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed an announcement from the Welsh Government which could pave the way for major restrictions being placed on the keeping of primates as pets in Wales for the first time, in what has been labelled a “big win” for the charity’s long-running campaign. 

On Tuesday (22 June), the Welsh Government published a legislative consent motion concerning the UK Government’s Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill, promoting a joined-up approach on a host of animal welfare policies between … Continue reading…

A warning has been issued about “indiscriminate and dangerous” rat traps after a hedgehog lost his life following a nasty run-in with a device in Denbigh.

Residents on Post Office Lane in the town were alarmed as – late one evening – they heard loud screams from outside which sounded like an animal in distress.

Unfortunately, despite a thorough search, they could not find an animal. However, the screams could again be heard the following day, and residents found a … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government has been urged to ban “torturous, cruel” glue traps in Wales and not risk the nation’s animal welfare standards “falling behind” England – as the UK Government gives its support to a Private Members Bill.

Calls come after Wolverhampton North East MP Jane Stevenson proposed a Private Member’s Bill – the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill – which would ban the use of these traps in England. The Bill has the backing of the UK Government.

Glue traps, … Continue reading…