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 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…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after two ponies were found on common land at Gelligaer with serious welfare problems.

Officers from the animal welfare charity worked in partnership with Caerphilly Council, Redwings, World Horse Welfare and The British Horse Society to help the horses on Friday (27 November).

A grey stallion pony and a bay orphaned foal were identified on the land with serious welfare problems – and had to be taken from Gelligaer Common, with the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the presentation of a report from a Member of the Senedd to the Welsh Government focussed on the importance of supporting homeless people with dogs to access safe accommodation.

Jack Sargeant, MS for Alyn and Deeside, has submitted the ‘Pet Friendly Paw-licy’ to the Welsh Government, following discussions with a host of animal welfare organisations and housing groups – including the RSPCA.

The new report highlights that pet ownership must not be a barrier to accessing … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure any post-Brexit agricultural support scheme incentivises higher welfare standards on Wales’ farms.

The call comes as the animal welfare charity responds to the Welsh Government’s latest consultation on the future of farm support after the conclusion of the Implementation Period; the eleventh month period following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union where EU rules have largely continued to apply.

After 31 December, subsidy payments will no longer follow EU rules, … Continue reading…