RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that the Welsh Government is working to increase the maximum prison sentence which can be handed down to those convicted of animal cruelty.
The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced that officials from Wales will be working with the UK Government, which has today submitted a draft animal welfare bill for the consideration of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee.
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The RSPCA is urging people with information to come forward after a man was seen beating a dog on a bus in Walsall.
The animal charity was contacted by a worried member of the public who witnessed the incident on the 10A bus from Walsall to Brownhills, on Thursday last week (12 October) at around 4.25pm.
RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “The caller witnessed a man inflict several blows to the side of the dog, who appeared frightened and had … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man reportedly mistreated a dog outside a pub in Stoke-on-Trent.
Witnesses who saw the incident said that the man threw the dog in the air a number of times and let her drop to the floor.
He was confronted by members of the public following the incident, on Thursday evening (12 Oct) outside The Greyhound pub in Manor Court Street, Penkhull, but he walked away and left the dog behind.
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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man randomly kicked a dog who was waiting outside a shop for her owner.
The man was caught on CCTV attacking the dog, a four-year-old beagle named Izzy, outside One Stop in Bramhall Lane, Stockport, at 10.50am on Wednesday (11 October).
Izzy had been waiting for her owner, Danielle Duce, when the incident happened.
RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Steve Wickham said: “It is difficult footage to watch. It is a completely random … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a pig with his legs tied together was pulled out of a river in Stockport.
A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Friday morning (29 September) after seeing the pig in the river by a weir, in Otterspool, in Romiley.
RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Steve Wickham and a crew from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended to remove the body.
AWO Wickham said: “At this stage … Continue reading…