RSPCA Cymru has expressed disappointment at a report, prepared for Welsh Government, which recommends against the introduction of mandatory CCTV in Wales’ slaughterhouses.

The report, entitled ‘The Need for and Possible Implementation of a Workable System of CCTV in All Slaughterhouses in Wales‘, was written by a Task and Finish Group, looking into the safeguarding of animal welfare at slaughter.

It concluded that there is “not sufficient basis” to make the implementation of CCTV a mandatory requirement in … Continue reading…

Cat owners in Pontardawe have been urged to be cautious, following concerns of suspected cat poisoning incidents in the local area.

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a local resident – Muslimah Miah – recently lost her cat Lily, who was little over one-year-old. A toxicology report, from a local veterinary practice, confirmed the poisoning.

Miss Miah lost another cat to a poisoning 18 months ago, whilst a neighbour’s cat is also understood to have gone through the same … Continue reading…

A couple in Porth were left shocked after the pelt of a deer was found dumped in their back garden, with its presence a “complete mystery”.

RSPCA Cymru is urgently appealing for information as to how the deer’s skin was thrown into the South Wales garden, on High Street in Porth, fearing that it could be linked to wildlife crime.

The animal skin – with one piece measuring approximately one metre in length – was found on Saturday 17 December, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging the Welsh Government not to adopt measures which could result in badgers being killed unnecessarily, as efforts to tackle bovine TB in Wales continue.

The charity has largely welcomed the Welsh Government’s new plans, which are primarily cattle-based – and rule out a cull of badgers like the one being pursued in parts of England.

However, as part of a refreshed approach to eradicate the disease, there are concerns the Welsh Government are considering alternative ways … Continue reading…

A stunning close-up photograph of piglets snoozing is among the winning shots in the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards.

Youngsters aged between nine and 18 were invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera for this year’s competition.

Sixteen-year-old Lily Edwards, from Bangor, caught the heartwarming moment a piglet snoozed in amongst its siblings – earning her a runner-up place in this year’s Farm Animals category.

Naming the image ‘Nap Time’ she said:  “I took this photo at a local farm. … Continue reading…