RSPCA Cymru has welcomed a decision from Natural Resources Wales to ban trail hunting on its land.

NRW, a Welsh Government sponsored body, manages more than 350,000 acres of land.

It was announced yesterday (Thursday 18 November) that NRW will no longer issue licences for trail hunting on land it controls – and RSPCA Cymru is urging other landowners to follow suit.

RSPCA head of public affairs David Bowles said: “This is a very welcome move from Natural Resources Wales, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to divert money which may have been used for killing badgers on a few farms to fund badger vaccination on a wider scale instead, and praised the decision to continue to focus largely on cattle measures, as the fight against the spread of Bovine TB continues.

The Welsh Government has this week announced a 12-week consultation focussed on a refreshed approach to Wales’ TB Eradication Programme.

Proposals include exploring the appropriate … Continue reading…

A sparrowhawk has been rescued from beneath netting atop a building society in the centre of Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru came to the aid of the bird of prey after a member of the public reported his plight.

The bird had flown into the netted area via an open wooden door – but was then unable to find an exit back into the open despite attempts to guide him out by kind-hearted staff at the building.

Inspector Sophie Daniels raced to … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is “delighted” with how public bodies continued to prioritise animal welfare amid the Covid-19 pandemic – as the charity gives out 11 awards in Wales as part of its prestigious PawPrints scheme.

The charity has announced those public bodies recognised for going above and beyond statutory minimums in how they promote welfare – including in their approaches to dealing with stray dogs and planning for local emergencies.

PawPrints – formerly known as the Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) … Continue reading…

An RSPCA Cymru appeal for information has been launched after a young peregrine falcon was found dead hanging by its tether from a television aerial in Pentre.

A member of the public spotted the deceased juvenile bird on 11 September and sounded the alarm to the RSPCA.

The falcon was found atop of a two-story property in Treharne Street tangled by a long but torn tether still attached to his legs.

A tethered bird is fastened by a line to … Continue reading…