Commenting on the publication of the final version of Wales’ new school curriculum – announced today (28 January) – the RSPCA’s head of prevention & education, Dave Allen said:

“Wales’ new curriculum offers fantastic opportunities to nurture kindness, develop well-rounded citizens and encourage compassion in young people – including to Wales’ animals.

“The RSPCA has long called for animal welfare education to be featured on the school curriculum. We believe the Welsh Government’s focus on specific areas of learning and … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed calls from Members of the Senedd for the introduction of mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in Wales.

The calls come following an investigation by the Welsh Parliament’s Petitions Committee – which highlighted how a majority of slaughterhouses in Wales do not currently have closed-circuit television systems in place.

Committee members called on the Welsh Government to make the “installation and maintenance of CCTV monitoring systems mandatory in all slaughterhouses in Wales”.

RSPCA Cymru has long called … Continue reading…

Three cockerels have been found straying near Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse in North Wales.

A member of the public spotted the birds, and was able to keep them safe and well until the RSPCA could make arrangements for their future care, and complete the rescue. They were collected by the RSPCA yesterday (23 January).

None of the birds were microchipped – and anybody with information about any possible owner has been urged to contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line.

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Councillors in Conwy have unanimously backed an RSPCA campaign to end the giving of pets as prizes on local authority land – while also taking action on the dangers fireworks can pose to local animals.

Animal welfare was firmly on the agenda at today’s (23 January) full meeting of Conwy County Borough Council, as Councillors voted on two motions – one concerning the giving of pets of prizes, and the other on a series of measures which aim to help … Continue reading…

RSPCA officers have completed the dramatic rescue of a sheep from a Llandudno cliff ledge – amid fears the sheep had become trapped after running away from a dog. 

The sheep rescue took place on Marine Drive, which is at the limestone headland of the Great Orme – and on land owned by the National Trust.

Five RSPCA members were needed to complete the rescue – with the sheep hauled to safety last Tuesday (14 January).

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