RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the outcome of a landmark vote which will see new dog breeding regulations introduced in Wales from April 2015.

Today (December 9th) – by 46 votes to 5 – Assembly Members voted in favour of new regulations that will improve the lives of so many dogs and puppies in Wales’ dog breeding establishments.

AMs voting against the regulations highlighted concerns consistently raised by RSPCA Cymru, such as the inclusion of a staff-to-dog ratio which, worryingly, excludes … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for the owner of a macaw found in Caerphilly to come forward.

The bird was found on Caerphilly Mountain on Friday (December 5th) – and the Society is hoping to reunite it with its owner.

RSPCA animal collection officer Fiona Jackson said: “It is unusual that nobody has come forward yet to reclaim this macaw.

“We are appealing to anyone who may know who the bird belongs to, to get in touch.”

Anyone who may have … Continue reading…

An RSPCA Cymru petition, backed by the British Veterinary Association, calling for an end to non-stun slaughter was officially launched today (Monday).

Current law in Wales requires animals to be stunned before slaughter – but exemptions exist for certain communities.

RSPCA Cymru’s Steve Carter and President of the BVA Welsh Branch Rob Davies kicked-off the campaign at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, calling on the Welsh Government to end these exemptions and implement an outright ban on slaughter without stunning … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has expressed disappointment that no plans to implement a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses were included in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday.

This suggests the UK Government will fail to introduce a ban by the end of the present Parliament.

Previously, the Welsh Government has stated its willingness to allow the UK Government to legislate on its behalf on this issue.

However, following a worrying lack of progress at Westminster, RSPCA Cymru is renewing Continue reading…