RSPCA Cymru is concerned that gene edited farm foods could soon find their way onto shelves in Wales – even if the Welsh Government doesn’t want to allow its production.

In England, the UK Government is consulting on allowing the gene editing of farm animals – something the RSPCA has serious animal welfare and ethical concerns about.

Under the proposals, the production of gene edited farm animals could soon be permitted in England, and sold to consumers – because they … Continue reading…

Half of Wales’ local authorities have now taken action to mitigate the risks fireworks pose to animals – with Pembrokeshire County Council joining the growing list.

On February 15, the Council’s cabinet unanimously backed an RSPCA-backed Notice of Motion, which had previously been referred to the Cabinet by Milford East Councillor Guy Woodham at a full council meeting in December.

The proposals mean Pembrokeshire Council will require all public firework displays in the county to be advertised in advance, allowing … Continue reading…

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

It’s one of the most famous quotes from AA Milne’s beloved Winnie the Pooh stories. But a cat named after one of the book’s most famous characters was probably a little too brave after getting stuck 25-foot from the ground in a Bryncethin tree beside a fast-flowing river.

Roo, a daredevil tortoise-shell cat named after a joey from the Pooh series, terrified her owners after going … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up to come to the aid of a sheep stuck on cliffs at Blaenllechau in the Rhondda Fach valley.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the sheep was spotted stranded on the steep cliff edge by concerned onlookers.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of the firefighters from the Ebbw Vale and Barry Green Watch rescue teams, who deployed their rope rescue specialists and abseiled down … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a budgerigar found in a back garden off Clarmuir Road in the Splott area of Cardiff.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public had found the unexpected visitor in their garden, before transferring the budgie to a veterinary practice.

The bird – who has an overgrown beak, and a few missing feathers – is largely white and blue in colour, and came into the RSPCA’s … Continue reading…