A Llwynypia man has been banned from keeping rabbits for three years after admitting failing to meet the needs of 15 in his care.

Dean James, 38, pleaded guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences at Merthyr Magistrates Court on Wednesday (29 September).

The court heard how police executed a warrant at James’ Railway View home, where rabbits were being kept in a wire mesh cage without access to bedding, environmental enrichment or suitable protection from the weather.

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RSPCA Cymru is celebrating as the Welsh Government announces its intention to ban the use of glue traps – after two Senedd Members tabled legislative proposals from the charity which would have outlawed the devices in Wales.

In its policy response to the Agriculture (Wales) Bill’s White Paper, the Welsh Government has announced plans to ensure the legislation will “amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to ban the use of snares and glue traps” in Wales.

While the Welsh … Continue reading…

An RSPCA Cymru appeal for information has been launched after a young peregrine falcon was found dead hanging by its tether from a television aerial in Pentre.

A member of the public spotted the deceased juvenile bird on 11 September and sounded the alarm to the RSPCA.

The falcon was found atop of a two-story property in Treharne Street tangled by a long but torn tether still attached to his legs.

A tethered bird is fastened by a line to … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector is set to complete the final leg of an epic 590-mile, six-month run around the South Wales region.

Dave Milborrow has been swapping his inspectorate uniform for his running kit to raise vital funds for the animal welfare charity.

He is now just one run away from completing an entire lap of South Wales – a journey he started on 10 April at the RSPCA Cymru HQ in Tongwynlais in Cardiff.

He was motivated to take on … Continue reading…

Blog by Billie-Jade Thomas

As Wales emerges from Covid-19 restrictions, RSPCA public affairs adviser Billie-Jade Thomas explains why the regulation of Wales’ animal sanctuaries and rescues is needed now more than ever…

On the 18th of September 2020, the Welsh Government published its voluntary Code of Practice for animal welfare establishments such as rescue centres and sanctuaries. While this was a really important step forward – and a document that should be on the radar of all sanctuary owners – … Continue reading…