RSPCA Cymru has welcomed a decision from Natural Resources Wales to ban trail hunting on its land.

NRW, a Welsh Government sponsored body, manages more than 350,000 acres of land.

It was announced yesterday (Thursday 18 November) that NRW will no longer issue licences for trail hunting on land it controls – and RSPCA Cymru is urging other landowners to follow suit.

RSPCA head of public affairs David Bowles said: “This is a very welcome move from Natural Resources Wales, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to divert money which may have been used for killing badgers on a few farms to fund badger vaccination on a wider scale instead, and praised the decision to continue to focus largely on cattle measures, as the fight against the spread of Bovine TB continues.

The Welsh Government has this week announced a 12-week consultation focussed on a refreshed approach to Wales’ TB Eradication Programme.

Proposals include exploring the appropriate … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a tabby and white cat was found in Newbridge – with worrying gastric problems.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public found the cat in a bad way on Sunday (November 7) near Tynewydd Primary School in the Newbridge area.

There are ongoing welfare concerns regarding the cat, who has been nicknamed Hope. She has blood in her diarrhoea, and vets have linked these to gastric … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that the Welsh Government will today (Thursday November 4) publish an Animal Welfare Plan.

The plan contains a number of proposals to improve the welfare of animals – including pets and livestock.

The RSPCA welcomed the proposals at a time of ‘heavy strain’ for the charity sector.

RSPCA’s Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said: “We welcome the Welsh Government’s decision to publish a dedicated Animal Welfare Plan and look forward to continuing to work … Continue reading…

A sparrowhawk has been rescued from beneath netting atop a building society in the centre of Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru came to the aid of the bird of prey after a member of the public reported his plight.

The bird had flown into the netted area via an open wooden door – but was then unable to find an exit back into the open despite attempts to guide him out by kind-hearted staff at the building.

Inspector Sophie Daniels raced to … Continue reading…