RSPCA Cymru has cautiously welcomed the publication of a Welsh Government White Paper into a new Agriculture (Wales) Bill, urging Ministers to prioritise a new farm payments model which incentivises higher welfare standards on Wales’ farms.

White Paper was published today (16 December) – and outlines planned changes to farming and farm support in Wales following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the upcoming conclusion of the Transition Period at the end of the year.

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The RSPCA has released images of a person they hope to speak to, as they continue to investigate the circumstances behind the dumping of a dying young dog in Birkenhead.

An appeal for information was launched by the animal welfare charity, after the bulldog-type dog was taken into the Animal Trust Vets in Birkenhead on Sunday 6 December in a very bad way.

The dog was severely malnourished and in a collapsed state, with a series of severe health problems … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure animal welfare doesn’t “fall behind” in Wales – as proposals come forward in England to ban the keeping of primates as pets.

The UK Government on Saturday (12 December) launched an eight-week consultation into banning the keeping of primates as pets in England.

RSPCA Cymru has long opposed the practice – believing that meeting the needs of monkeys is essentially impossible to do in a household, domestic environment.

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A North Wales local authority has become the sixth council in Wales to pass an RSPCA-backed motion aiming to mitigate the risks posed by fireworks to animals.

Gwynedd Council debated the motion on Thursday (3 December) – including support for advertising public displays in advance, a public awareness campaign, and urging local suppliers to stock less noisy fireworks. The local authority’s Communities Scrutiny Committee will now consider what steps the local authority will take next to implement these measures.

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A patterdale terrier dog who was found with “horrendous” injuries potentially caused by badger baiting is seeking a new forever home after recovering in the care of the RSPCA.

Fig was found by members of the public after straying into a yard at Painscastle in Mid Wales on Wednesday 14 October.

He had gruesome injuries to his mouth, jaw and lips – which were consistent with badger baiting, prompting the RSPCA to begin enquiries and appeal to the public for … Continue reading…